If you want to do day trips from Stockholm, a visit to the archipelago (Sk?rg?rden) is undoubtedly a must-do. This cluster of 30.000 islands is stunning and magical. Not only is it the biggest archipelago in Sweden, but it is also the second-largest in the Baltic Sea. This excursion is a nature tour. In addition to walking, this tour also includes swimming and picnicking. To sum up, if you want an authentic Swedish experience and do as the locals do, this is your chance. Vaxholm is close enough to Stockholm, but without a doubt a world apart. It only takes one hour by either boat (from Str?mkajen) or public transport (from T-Centralen to V?sterhamnsplan). Jump on board, as nature calls…
Vaxholm is a popular destination if you have an interest in day trips from Stockholm. It is not only the gateway to the Stockholm archipelago, but it is often referred to as its capital. Whereas many of the islands are only visited during summer, Vaxholm welcomes visitors all year round. Moreover, it has a fixed population of around 5000 people. The city is without a doubt a pretty place with typical characteristics from the archipelago. For instance, the pastel-coloured houses and fishing huts along the harbour. Moreover, it has some nice beaches and great nature. For instance, Bogesundslandets nature reserve.
The name of the city comes from Vaxholms Castle and not the island on which it is situated. In short, the castle was built by King Gustav Vasa for defence purposes in the middle of the 16th century. It was especially at the end of the 19th century that Vaxholm became a popular resort. For this reason, the Stockholm socialite enjoyed spending time there.
Day trips from Stockholm are ideal to discover nearby islands in the archipelago. Following a one-hour boat tour or a bus ride from the capital, you meet your guide at V?sterhamsplan. First, you receive a brief introduction and what this tour is about. Second, you start your walking tour to Bogesundslandet nature reserve. On route, you get undoubtedly an insight in the Vaxholm way of life. For example, when you pass the picturesque houses and enjoy spectacular views.
The nature reserve has been in existence since 2015. In general, it helps to preserve, conserve and develop the area. Because of the existence of farms in the Laye Iron Age (500-1020 AD), the ancient landscape is still present. What is more, Bogesundslandet has some awesome walking trails, and you will discover a part of those. Following the crossing of P?lsundsbron (P?lsund Bridge), you make your way into the forest. Although the walk is easy, you need to be careful in some parts. For instance, when the path goes steep down, or when there are many rocks.
On the whole, this tour from Vaxholm to our end destination is approximately 5 km. Get your camera ready en route, as there are some great photo opportunities. Swedes love to bathe, and especially in summer, they like to spend time outside. For this reason, we have included a swimming stop too. That way you can feel like a local and have a real archipelago experience. In addition to this, you also get a traditional Swedish picnic. Swedes also love their smorgasbord and have a few old-time classics. For example, pickled herring, meatballs, smoked salmon, mini sausages, ?potato salad, eggs, caviar and so on.
It is possible to book our day trips, option Vaxholm, as a private tour. Just click on Book a Private Tour’ upon checkout. An additional fee per person applies. These bookings are perfect if the minimum number is not met, if you prefer a different time, or if you want a different language than English. Moreover, it is a good solution if you are a group or family and do not wish other participants on your tour. For any tour related questions, please contact +44 (0) 7783 152151 or fill out our contact form. We reply as soon as possible and look forward to welcoming you in Vaxholm. It should be noted to special rates apply for group of 10 or more.?
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