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Vaxholms Fastnings Museum

Kastellet, Vaxholm 185 99, Sweden
+46 8 541 311 10
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Interesting naval and war history

Take the small boat or ferry from Vaxholm for about 5 minutes across to the Fortress and then spend... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Vaxholm, Sweden
Nice and short trip

The ferry over to the island is very pricey and comfortable. We visited when the summer open... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“short trip” (2 reviews)
Kastellet, Vaxholm 185 99, Sweden
+46 8 541 311 10
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Take the small boat or ferry from Vaxholm for about 5 minutes across to the Fortress and then spend a few hours there learning more about the history of naval warfare around Stockholm. The restaurant there is quite nice and it is spacious and fun...More

Thank Cialainen
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The ferry over to the island is very pricey and comfortable. We visited when the summer open restaurants and activities where closed so the round tour was quite quick though but some really lovely sights and cosy environment! Definitely worth a visit if your traveling...More

Thank linnkan
Reviewed June 10, 2017

The fortifications, very well preserved and with all the guns are quite a site. The museum is more like a very short short military history, but not too much to see. A nice tour in the castle grounds and outside the fortifications gives you some...More

Thank thor2705
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Although the access to the museum was closed, this was not a waste of time and money - the round trip ticket for the ferry - as this is a very well preserved castle with lots of things to be seen and many places to...More

Thank Moldovan C
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Well laid out exhibition, with many children activities and a lot of cool and interesting facts related to the fortress, such as the history of Polish submarines during WWII. Access by passenger ferry from Vaxholm (tickets for it can be bought from ticket machines on...More

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed March 17, 2017

We were here last year by renting cruise, and prebooked the tour guide here. There were 1 hour tour for here. The guide explained the history about the Island and the fort. I think there is nothing special inside, unless you are curious about Swedish...More

1  Thank wil331
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Taking the boat from Stockholm up to Vaxholm on a sunny day is a lovely excursion all on its own. You can take a boat from Strömkajen ( Waxholmsboalget boats ) and be in Vaxholm in about 1 hour. No reservations needed and you buy...More

5  Thank travelingmom74150
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

It's worth the ferry price to get the views and spend a few minutes walking around. I'm glad the museum was free. It wasn't worth the time.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We took the small ferry from the mainland to the island that the museum is on. There is a fee of about 100SEK to enter the museum. They give you a booklet with English translations in for the exhibits. However it is very difficult to...More

2  Thank HSUK_2011
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Yes, once it was completed in its final form it could not stand up to the latest in naval artillery, but the history prior to that and it's perhaps greatest role as a deterrent make this a very interesting window into one of the key...More

Thank 859richardy
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