So I´m planning a new sailing holiday for August at the moment. The plan is to explore a totally new area of Europe, the Baltic Sea. I have previously visited Sweden, Denmark and Norway but those were just boring old landholidays. And I have never been to any of the Baltic countries or Finland either.
As I spent last winter at some more exotic locations I decided to head north this summer. Planning for the trip is well underway already but there are still many aspects of the trip that are open.
I have rented a boat from Sweden, so my trip starts near Stockholm. From there I start with exploring the archipelago and then will make my way to Finland. Having never been there, I´m very excited to find out more about Finland. I will also make a short stop at the Aland islands
From Finland I´ll sail to Estonia, heard a lot of good things about Tallinn and also about the Saaremaa region
, so those are definitely on my list. As is Riga, the capital of Latvia. Going to skip Lithuania and head straight to Germany and from Germany will return to Sweden vie Denmark. It´s going to be quite a journey, not sure about all the stops yet but then again I don´t like to plan my holidays too much in advance. There always needs to be room for ex tempore changes and visits. That for me is the whole point of sailing.
I hope the weather will be nice, I hear that last summer was very hot in Scandinavia, hope that will be case this year as well!