A popular destination in the summer months, the Stockholm Archipelago begins just a few miles east of the capital, covering about 140 kilometres (90 miles) from north to south. Only 150 of the islands are inhabited but many Stockholmers have summerhouses there. The landscape varies tremendously, from the more populated, thickly wooded inner archipelago to the bare, flat rocks of the central and other islands. During the summer the archipelago often gets more sunshine than the mainland, but it’s still a good idea to pack a raincoat and sweater. Ferries depart from the Blasieholmen peninsular.