The Vaxholm Island

The Vaxholm Island

Vaxholm a city that represents the gate of the Stockholm archipelago with well-preserved wooden houses dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. They are painted in light pastel colour tones of the archipelago. You may often hear that it is the archipelago’s capital. By the beginning of the 16th century, King Gustav Vasa set up defense for the bay of Stockholm. A fortress was built near the city, and today it is a tourist attraction. The fortress made the place even more attractive for tourists because the history has been preserved. The Vaxholm Fortress Museum, located on an islet, across Vaxholm (a couple of minutes away by taxi), is perfect for exploring the region’s history. By the end of the 1800s, Vaxholm became a popular resort for Stockholm communities.

Today, Vaxholm is an excellent place one-day picnic with unspoiled nature, beautiful beaches and the best water sports clubs. We recommend Vaxholm as the base for visiting other nearby islands.

There are interesting cafés, restaurants and shops. There is the Vaxholm hotels that offers a beautiful view of the harbour and fortress. If you plan on staying the night, you may have a lunch or dinner at the hotel.

Author of the article:

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
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