One of the great attractions in Stockholm is its archipelago, a network of islands in the Baltic Sea, east from the city. 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.
In the archipelago, outside of Stockholm
Quietly riding the waves
Passing by …
Arrival at Vaxholm Hotellkajen (hotel quays), in Södra Vaxholmsfjärden
“I wouldn’t dream of it.”
“Pick up after your dog … finished!!”
First week of Scandinavian summer
Address: Västra Ekuddsgatan 14, Vaxholm
Address: Östra Ekuddsgatan 20, Vaxholm
Address: Rosenbergsgatan 9, Vaxholm
Ferry to Rindö, and beyond to Värmdö and Gustavsberg
Pedestrian- and car-ferry from Rindö, arriving at Vaxholm
M/S Värmdö, Vaxholm to Stockholm
Returning to Stockholm
Stockholm’s Djurgården, from the water
How to go from Stockholm to Vaxholm:
Located about 200 metres southeast from Kungsträdgården T-Bana (metro) station, Stockholm Strömkajen (harbour quay) is where to catch a ferry to Vaxholm Hotellkajen (hotel quay). 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 sl.se journey planner (in English) and enter “Stockholms C (Stockholm)” and “Vaxholm (Vaxholm)”. This is also mapped out at rome2rio.com.
Ferry: Stockholm Strömkajen (Stockholm harbour quays) to Vaxholm Hotellkajen (Vaxholm hotel quays)
More on Stockholm
• 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 Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-RA. Adds+mods: 20130705, 20140629, 20150531.