Sandhamn, Sweden From central Stockholm it's a two-hour ferry ride to the island of Sandhamn, in the overlooked Swedish archipelago. There's an abundance of beaches, red-painted cottages, and paths that wind through pine forests.
Islands of Stockholm’s Archipelago (Sweden). 'Scattered between the city and the open Baltic Sea, this archipelago is a mesmerising wonderland of small rocky isles, some no more than seagull launch-pads, others studded with deep forests and fields of wildflowers. All are within easy striking distance of the city, with regular ferry services and a number of organised tours for easy island-hopping.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sweden/stockholm