Stockholm Archipelago

Restaurants

Top ChoiceSwedish in Finnhamn

Finnhamns Café & Krog

The kitchen and service at Finnhamns Krog, steps away from the ferry dock, are top notch: classy yet comfortable, and capable of transforming seafood into gold. Try the pickled-herring platter ('SOS'), or the...

Swedish in Vaxholm

Bistro Magasinet

Featuring a commanding terrace with water and fortress views, laid-back Bistro Magasinet is as good for a vino as it is for a feed. The produce is mainly organic, with standout dishes including the speciality...

Bakery in Vaxholm

La Maison

After running a Parisian bakery, Kerstin Lekander decided to bring a little Gallic flair to Vaxholm. Decorated with rustic floorboards and a communal timber table, her island bakery lures the peckish with its...

Bakery in Utö

Utö Bakgård

In a red-timber cottage just up from the harbour, this adorable bakery serves a smashing cardamom bulle (bun) that is one of the best in Sweden. Sweet, sticky bliss aside, it also serves filling sandwiches...

European in Utö

Nya Dannekrogen

Near the Gruvbryggan harbour, this lively restaurant-bar has a young, casual vibe, with meals ranging from hearty fish stew to quinoa salad. The fried Baltic herring (195kr) with lingonberries and mashed potatoes...

Cafe in Vaxholm

Boulangerie

Splashed with colourful artworks, harbourside Boulangerie keeps the calories coming with its gorgeous, just-baked cakes and Swedish pastries. A short, simple choice of savouries includes fresh sandwiches,...

Swedish in Utö

Seglarbaren

There are great views of the harbour from the sprawling terrace here, where bites range from open-face shrimp sandwiches to nutritious poke bowls. It's also a perfect spot to kick back with a drink, whether it be...

International in Utö

Matssons Kök

Set on a bucolic country road, Matssons is one of the less touristy restaurants on the island. This is probably due to its location, a gentle 3.5km stroll west from the harbour in tiny Edesnäs. The menu holds no...

Swedish in Arholma

Arholma Dansbana

The only dining option near the harbour, this hilltop restaurant offers amazing views from its glassed-in dining room as well as from a few outdoor tables. Seating is arranged around a dance floor (hence the...

Seafood in Vaxholm

Melanders Fisk

Waterfront fishmonger Melanders Fisk comes with its own eatery, serving Nordic surf classics like toast skagen and delicate fish stew. Those with cash to splash can opt for a seafood platter (from 550kr per...

Swedish in Vaxholm

Waxholms Hotell

In an art nouveau building opposite the harbour, grand Waxholms offers classic fine dining and bewitching water views in its upstairs dining room. In summer, stop for lunch on the popular outdoor terrace at Lilla...

Swedish in Sandhamn

Seglarrestaurangen

Inside Seglarhotellet, this superb restaurant serves high-end Swedish food, from exceptional seared Lofoten cod to coffee-roasted venison. The lunch seafood buffet (195kr) is a big draw, and in August people...