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Lake Malaren

Stockholm, Sweden (Östermalm)
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As featured in Daytrips from Stockholm
Ranked #27 of 161 Attractions in Stockholm
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Sailing, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Lake Malaren is often mistaken for part of the Stockholm archipelago.  It is actually a very large lake approximately 1 meter higher than the... more »
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Dana Point, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was in Kungsholmen, right across the street from a park that bordered the lake so we spent a lot of time walking around alongside the water. There are wonderful running trails along the lake with views of the other islands and tourist attractions, including the City Hall, the Gamla Stan (old city) and Bromma. There are many places... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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470 helpful votes 470 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lake Malaren extends to the west of Stockholm. You cross it if you visit the world heritage sites of Drottningholm or Birka further out. Birka is a Viking settlement on the island of Björkö. If you choose to visit - best way is to catch a boat operated by Strömma, in front of the City Hall. It is a full... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Take a trip out to the island of Birka and learn all about the Vikings. very very interesting. After a trip to Birka you will know everything about the Swedish Vikings how they ruled this waters around Sweden Norway and Denmark.

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Lund, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Take one of the strömma boat sightseeing tour, wondefull ! I took the tour called under the bridges. It was really nice

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Birka was one of the few known towns or cities of the Vikings and is on a beautiful island in Lake Malaren. The Vikings traded with much of Eurasia. Recreated Viking vessels and a town built according to experimental archaeologists, in the traditional forms, and with traditional tools is splendid -- as is the museum The boat trip from Stockholm... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

When you walk around in Stockholm and the Old Town you Always have lake Malaren next to you. Yesterday there was a regatta on Riddarfjärden. Nice to see. The water is the nice glue of the different parts and islands of Stockholm.

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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The fact that Stockholm, wether it be the Baltic or Lake Mälaren, is surrounded, almost submerged into water, gives the town its magic. Almost everywhere you turn you will find loads of water and in the summer these are filled with the local's yachts. Just to sit around the different lakesides is a great enjoyment and the opportunity to take... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We liked the trip to Drottningholm and the stroll in the gardens. The Chinese Pavillion and the Palace are quite normal, although nice, if you have already been to the German, Austrian and Portuguese palaces. There was an opera by Mozart at the theatre but we didn't go, we hadn't known about it. The weather was a problem as one... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

You can't miss Lake Malaren wherever you go in beautiful Stockholm. Go on a guided boat tour, go on an adventure in the Stockholm archipelago and just enjoy the great blue around you or go for a dip if it's summer.

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Do yourself a favour and get on a tour around the islands. Fabulous way to see much of Stockholm and the lake is just lovely.

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