Take a closer look at the wonderful islands of Stockholm, said to be one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world.
Vaxholm, often referred to as the ‘Pearl in the Archipelago’, is part of a wonderful living archipelago community with approximately 60 islands and just over 10,000 inhabitants. Your guide will take you on a walk through this charming summer town, with its old buildings, beautiful ornate carvings and big verandas. The view from the port and across the water to the imposing Fortress is magnificent.
Then, join the car ferry for a short journey to the island of Rindö, a holiday paradise built around a defense station, the Oscar Fredriksborg Fortress. A few minutes by coach will take you across the island to the next ferry for a trip to Värmdö, located east of Stockholm.
At Siggesta Gård, a traditional Swedish luncheon will be served in the renovated barn dating from the latter part of the 19th century. Afterwards, continue to the historic town of Gustavsberg, famous for its porcelain production. A visit is included to the treasure trove of porcelain in the Porcelain Museum. Among the pieces, you can find dinner services decorated with elephant imagery and lotus edgings from the 1830’s, flowing blue designs from the 1850’s, majolica art pieces, grand vases and much more.
During some free time you can take a walk around the harbour with its many leisure boats or do some shopping.
Note: The terrain on this tour is relatively flat with some uphill walking and cobblestoned streets in Vaxholm. At Siggesta the terrain is flat.