"Archipelago?s Gateway to the Capital" Vaxholm by DSwede

Vaxholm Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 81 photos

During the early 16th century, King Vasa ordered a military post be made at what is now Vaxholm in order to protect the water corridors leading to Stockholm. If you see the water charts, at that time, there were only three access ways to the capital from the open seas, and they all funneled by Vaxholm. Effective in its intent, no warmongers successfully passed the fortress.

While the bridges that finally connected Vaxholm to the mainland was built in the 1920's, the town still remains small and quiet. Everything can be walked in the matter of a couple hours.

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  • Pros:Small and rather compact city, can walk everywhere within an hour.
  • Cons:Not overly impressed with the service at the restaurants.
  • In a nutshell:Views from the ferry and then a leisurely walk around town is a good afternoon.
  • Intro Updated Jul 24, 2011
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