The archipelago does not close down in the winter. The ferries and connecting boats operate all year round to the various islands. Many restaurants and accommodation facilities are open, perhaps with some restrictions, but just enough to provide for everyone who comes seeking the tranquility of the archipelago.
In the winter, the archipelago is at its most peaceful and offers relaxation, wellness, and cozy events, especially during the Christmas season. Give winter swimming a try, or admire the seascape in an outdoor hot tub.