Sweden Post has revealed that the country's most expansive archipelago, which consists of over 30,000 islands, is to be the subject of a new collection of stamps.
The work of local islander and renowned photographer Jeppe Wikstrom is the inspiration for the stamps. "I'm amazed by the ability to refine and enhance the clarity of the design in the compact postage stamp format without sacrificing detail," says Wikstrom. "I never cease to be fascinated by Stockholm's archipelago".
Only 100 of the islands are actually inhabited, with thriving agricultural communities existing on some whilst most consist of thick, wooded landscapes.