Exploring Stockholm's Archipelago



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Water, islands and wildlife all within an hour of the city; this is Stockholm's Archipelago. Many Stockholm locals own summer houses on the islands of the archipelago, as they provide for a relaxing repose from the bustle of city. Make like a local and start exploring and discovering the calmer side of Stockholm life.

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Day 1 - Stockholm


To get an initial taste of the archipelago, embark on a day cruise with Tusen Öars Kryssning. This will give a good introduction to the beauty and diversity that makes the Stockholm Archipelago unique.


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Tusen öars kryssning

Location:

Skeppsbron 22
11130 Stockholm, Sweden

Contact:

tel: +46 (0)8 5871 4000
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Grand Hotel

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Location:

Sodra Blasieholmshamnen 8
P. O. Box 16424
103 27 Stockholm, Sweden

Contact:

tel: 46(0)86793550
fax: 46(0)86118686
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Day 2 - Stockholm


Exploring the archipelago also means getting a good history lesson. Both the Royal Palace are located on islands in Lake Mälaren, making exploring the two of them a great day trip.


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Birka

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Location:

Björkö
114 84 Stockholm, Sweden

Contact:

tel: +46 (0)8 5605 1445 (Birka Museum) / +46 (0)8 5191 8000 (National Heritage Board)
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Day 3 - Waxholm, Vaxholm


Vaxholm is one of the most popular islands in the Stockholm Archipelago; in the summer it fills with Stockholmites who want to spend the warmer months outside of the city. From here you can take a ferry to get to Vaxholms Fästning, an old fortress. After a morning of exploring Vaxholm, ferry over to Grinda Wärdshus, where you can spend several days exploring the island and relaxing in simple archipelago style.


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Grinda Wärdshus

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Location:

Södra Bryggan
185 99 Waxholm, Sweden

Contact:

tel: 46(0)854249491
fax: 46(0)854249497
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Vaxholms Fästnings Museum

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Location:

Kastellet
Vaxholm
185 99 Vaxholm, Sweden

Contact:

tel: +46 (0)8 5417 2157
fax: +46 (0)8 5701 2552
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Day 5 - Lidingö


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Millesgården

Location:

Herserudsvägen 32
181 34 Lidingö, Sweden

Contact:

tel: +46 (0)8 446 7590
fax: +46 (0)8 767 0902
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