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Swimming holes are everywhere, and relaxing on the riverbanks is a favorite summer past time for many Stockholmers. Beaches are usually equipped with bathing jetties, diving towers, and sometimes ice cream kiosks. The city is known for clean water, from family-friendly Smedsuddsbadet to Brunnsvikens strandbad on Djurgården. Visitors looking for a quiet respite should head to Långholmens Strandbad or try their luck at the small and forested Lake Trekanten in Liljeholmen.
On the cusp of an archipelago of 3,000 islands, Stockholm is the perfect base for a boat trip or kayaking adventure. Simply hop on a ferry for a carefree day exploring the towns or parks on Vaxholm, Norrtälje, Landsort or countless others. Your best bet for a Stockholm archipelago is in the summertime, when the days are longer and warmer, ferries are frequent and shops and galleries are open for summer guests.