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Daytrips from Stockholm

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Daytrips from Stockholm
Most of Stockholm's coastal area is an archipelago. Island hopping and inland travel to other cities will really make your Swedish adventure.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Norrtalje
Norrtalje

This city forms part of Roslagen, one of the coastal areas of the Uppland province about 80 km northeast of Stockholm. Unlike many of the islands in the archipelago, Norrtälje is an attractive year-round destination. With a variety of quaint shops, art museums and galleries, cafés, and some small live music venues, this island is definitely worth a visit. The yearly “Jazz Days” festival... More

This city forms part of Roslagen, one of the coastal areas of the Uppland province about 80 km northeast of Stockholm. Unlike many of the islands in the archipelago, Norrtälje is an attractive year-round destination. With a variety of quaint shops, art museums and galleries, cafés, and some small live music venues, this island is definitely worth a visit. The yearly “Jazz Days” festival gives the island a charming flair and offers travelers the opportunity to really enjoy the Swedish summer sun. Fly fishing is also popular on the island, while there are a few stores that sell bait and tackle. Hostels are open all year, a bonus for those on a budget. Buses run frequently from Stockholm to Norrtälje. Less

Birka and Hovgarden
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Birka and Hovgarden

At Björkö, in the middle of lake Mälaren, Birka town was based during the 750's and is today known as Sweden's first city. To this day there are visible traces of the people who were born, lived and died here.This is a World Heritage Site and has several important ruins and offers seasonal reenactments of Viking life.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Vaxholm
Vaxholm

Vaxholm is known as the “gateway to Roslagen” because it is a hub for travel to most of the islands in the Swedish archipelago. Vaxholm itself is comprised of about 70 small islands, all of which can be explored on foot. There are shops, restaurants, and cafés for those looking to take a coffee break. For those interested in military history, a ferry runs to the tiny island of... More

Vaxholm is known as the “gateway to Roslagen” because it is a hub for travel to most of the islands in the Swedish archipelago. Vaxholm itself is comprised of about 70 small islands, all of which can be explored on foot. There are shops, restaurants, and cafés for those looking to take a coffee break. For those interested in military history, a ferry runs to the tiny island of Vaxholmen, home to a major 17th century citadel also known as Vaxholm Castle (Vaxholms Kastell in Swedish). Less

Uppsala
Uppsala

Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden. Situated on the coast just north of Stockholm, it is home to a major university, Sweden's largest Cathedral, and the Uppsala castle.

Gothenburg
Gothenburg

Sweden’s second-largest city celebrates the wonders of the land and the sea. Educate yourself at the Museum of World Culture, slip into the Feskekôrka fish market for some slippery wares or treat your ears to an evening at the Gothenburg Opera. Metalheads who prefer something a little heavier are in luck—every summer, Gothenburg plays host to the Metaltown Festival, two days of... More

Sweden’s second-largest city celebrates the wonders of the land and the sea. Educate yourself at the Museum of World Culture, slip into the Feskekôrka fish market for some slippery wares or treat your ears to an evening at the Gothenburg Opera. Metalheads who prefer something a little heavier are in luck—every summer, Gothenburg plays host to the Metaltown Festival, two days of head-banging glory. Less

Lake Malaren
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Lake Malaren

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 »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours

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