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Swedish in Vaxholm

Waxholms Hotell

In a historic building opposite the harbour, grand Waxholms offers fine dining and unbelievable views. Grab a pint in the vaguely British woodsman-esque lobby bar or head upstairs to the formal dining room. In summe…
Swedish in Vaxholm

Bistro Magasinet

The produce here is mainly organic and the menu has plenty of vegetarian options. Our local informant swears by the excellent seafood soup with crayfish on the side, but the salmon and goat's cheese pie is equally d…
Museum in Vaxholm


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. The award-winning cafe here …
Historic Site in Vaxholm

Vaxholm Fortress Museum

King Gustav Vasa ordered the construction of Vaxholm Fortress in 1544 to protect the Swedish capital and mainland. It repelled an attack by the Danes in 1612 and the Russians in 1719, among others. It was a prison f…
Cafe in Vaxholm

Boulangerie Cafe

This cafe serves a mouthwatering selection of cakes and baked goodies, as well as lip-smacking overstuffed sandwiches and Scandi classics like toast skagen (toast with roe, crème fraiche and finely chopped red onion…
Seafood in Vaxholm

Melanders Fisk

On the waterfront, Melanders Fisk is a seafood market that includes a cafe serving quality grub. If there’s a fish stew on the day’s menu don’t miss it, but any seafood dish here is bound to be satisfying.