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Lake Malaren

Stockholm, Sweden (Östermalm)
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As featured in Daytrips from Stockholm
Ranked #27 of 150 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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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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Brest, France
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stockholm (though i had a bad back and couldnt walk that much) is very pretty , a mix of old and modern architecture surrounded by canals , and bars set on boats! Lake Malaren is magnificent with its majestic fjords and mounts and valleys , night birds whistling under bright stars shinning in the deep dark swedish nights.Magical! A must... More

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is the lake hosts the swedish capital... most parts of the city are located in or around the lake..

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