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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 herrin…
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 freshl…
Historic Site in Vaxholm

Vaxholm Fortress Museum

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 Swedish capital and mainland. It repelled an attack by the Dane…
Museum in Vaxholm

Hembygdsgård

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,…
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, omelettes,…
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 person),…
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 St…