The Hembygdsgård preserves the finest old houses in Norrhamn. The fiskarebostad is an excellent example of a late-19th-century fisherman’s house, complete with typical Swedish fireplace. Looking like a doll's house, the award-winning cafe is especially loved for its dessert table, laden with a cornucopia of freshly baked treats, from cheesecake and brownies to Swedish chocolate balls (cakes 15kr to 65kr, mains 145kr to 175kr).

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Nearby Vaxholm attractions

1. Vaxholm Fortress Museum

0.35 MILES

While the current structure dates from 1833, the origins of Vaxholm Fortress lie in 1544, when King Gustav Vasa ordered its construction to protect the…

2. Millesgården

8.71 MILES

Beautiful Millesgården was the home and studio of sculptor Carl Milles, whose delicate water sprites and other whimsical sculptures dot the city landscape…

3. Thielska Galleriet


Thielska Galleriet, at the far eastern end of Djurgården, is a must for Nordic art fans, with a savvy collection of late-19th- and early-20th-century…

4. Etnografiska Museet

9.59 MILES

The Museum of Ethnography stages evocative displays on various aspects of non-European cultures, including dynamic temporary exhibitions and frequent live…

5. Tekniska Museet

9.66 MILES

Tekniska is a sprawling wonderland of interactive science and technology exhibits. The Teknorama is a vast room of kinetic experiments and stations…

6. Ekoparken

9.74 MILES

The vast Ekoparken, or Royal National City Park, is the world’s first national urban park. Established in 1995, it incorporates 26 sq km, stretching all…

7. Sjöhistoriska Museet

9.74 MILES

A must for fans of model ships – there are over 1500 mini vessels in the collection! The museum’s exhibits also explore Swedish shipbuilding, sailors and…

8. Rosendals Slott

9.83 MILES

On the northern side of Djurgården, Rosendals Slott was built as a palace for Karl XIV Johan in the 1820s. One of Sweden’s finest examples of the Empire…