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My Stockholm: daytrip to Vaxholm in the archipelago

Above/featured: Stockholmsström (Stockholm harbour).

One of the great attractions in Stockholm is its archipelago (Stockholms skärgård), a network of over 20-thousand islands in the Baltic Sea. An easy get-away from the city, Vaxholm is a favorite for many, accessible by bus, by car, or by ferry.

It is with the latter, the Waxholmsbolaget ferry service, that I set off on a day trip. I boarded the boat at Stockholm Strömkajen for the hour-long ferry to Vaxholm. The return boat journey puts me back at Stockholm Strömkajen.

The Official Roslagen site describes Vaxholm as:

Vaxholm, called the archipelago’s “capital”, is the gateway to Roslagen from Stockholm. The town is a hub for boats travelling to the central and northern archipelago – Roslagen’s archipelago. Vaxholm’s municipality includes about 70 islands.

Vaxholm has lots of trees, beautiful homes and cottages, all within easy reach of the water. Because of its proximity to Stockholm, Vaxholm can also be expensive. But if you’re looking for something different in the Stockholm area, Vaxholm is an ideal daytrip for some peace and quiet by the water’s edge.

Stockholms skärgård, Stockholm archipelago,  Waxholmsbolaget ferry, Baltic Sea,  Stockholm, Sweden,

In the Stockholm archipelago (Stockholms skärgård) on the waters of the Baltic Sea

Stockholm archipelago Waxholmsbolaget ferry

Quietly riding the waves
Stockholms skärgård, Stockholm archipelago, Waxholmsbolaget ferry, Baltic Sea, Stockholm, Sweden,

In the Baltic Sea.

Stockholms skärgård, Stockholm archipelago, Waxholmsbolaget ferry, Baltic Sea, Stockholm, Sweden,

Arrival at Vaxholm Hotellkajen (hotel quays), in Södra Vaxholmsfjärden.

Roslagen Vaxholm

“I wouldn’t dream of it.”

Roslagen Vaxholm

“Pick up after your dog … finished!!”

Roslagen Vaxholm

First week of Scandinavian summer

Roslagen Vaxholm

Address: Västra Ekuddsgatan 14, Vaxholm

Roslagen Vaxholm

Address: Östra Ekuddsgatan 20, Vaxholm

Roslagen Vaxholm

Address: Rosenbergsgatan 9, Vaxholm

Roslagen Vaxholm ferry Rindö

Ferry to Rindö, and beyond to Värmdö and Gustavsberg

Roslagen Vaxholm ferry Rindö

Pedestrian- and car-ferry from Rindö, arriving at Vaxholm

Stockholm archipelago Waxholmsbolaget ferry

M/S Värmdö, Vaxholm to Stockholm

Stockholm archipelago Waxholmsbolaget ferry

Returning to Stockholm

Stockholm archipelago Waxholmsbolaget ferry

Stockholm’s Djurgården, from the water

Between Stockholm and Vaxholm:

Located about 200 metres southeast from Kungsträdgården T-Bana (metro) station, Stockholm Strömkajen (harbour quays) is where to catch a ferry to Vaxholm Hotellkajen (hotel quays). Alternatively, you can take Metro T-Bana red 14 line from Stockholm T-Centralen (Central Station) to stop “Danderyds sjukhus”, followed by a transfer onto the 670 bus to Vaxholm. Check out the journey planner (in English) and enter “Stockholms C (Stockholm)” and “Vaxholm (Vaxholm)”. This is also mapped out at


•   The colours of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town
•   Say “Hej!” (and to food) at Lisa Elmqvist in Östermalm’s Saluhall market hall
•   Greeting Greta Garbo in the Skogskyrokogården

I made the photos above on 26 June 2008 with the Canon EOS450D camera, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit-lens, and a circular polarizer. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotografie at as Adds+mods: 20130705, 20140629, 20150531.

6 Responses to “My Stockholm: daytrip to Vaxholm in the archipelago”

    • fotoeins

      Thank you, Jen! Beautiful enough to persuade you to visit Stockholm in the summertime? 😉


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Mark. Stockholm is a great city to visit, especially in long summer days. It’s very green, and the archipelago/water is very accessible, as I hope I’ve shown in the post above. Thank you for reading and for your very kind comments!


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