Summer Activities


Summer Activities


Vaxholm is a small town, located in Stockholm's archipelago. It faces the sea and it is known as the "pearl of the archipelago". Vaxholm can be reached by boat, departing from Sjeppskajen in Stockholm. It is a beautiful one hour boat trip through Stockholm's picturesque archipelago. This town has cute wooden houses, a beautiful natural habitat and a great fortress museum. A Vaxholm visit is a great one day Stockholm excursion, especially in the summer.



The residence of Carl Miles, a famous Swedish sculptor, this facility was renovated and turned into a museum after he died. His work is based on mythology and the exhibitions include his works and other artist’s collections. If you are tired of viewing art, you can simply enjoy beautiful views in the terraced garden.

Address: Herserudsvägen 32, Lidingö

Tel:+46 8-446 75 90

Fax: +46 8-767 09 02


Lennakatten Railroad

Enjoy a train ride like it was in the early nineteen hundreds. Feel the warm steam of burning coal whilst savour the beautiful landscape of Uppland. Lenakatten is a steam engine that runs between Marielund, Lanna and Fjallnora during the summer. You can also experience a short 1-hour round trip.



Sandhamn is one of the more popular islands in the Stockholm archipelago. In the summer time Sandhamn offer plenty do from sailing and fishing to shopping and eating. Sandhamn is a great resort in the summer. From Stockholm, there is a one-way 3-hour canal tour every day during the summer. Day trips are also recommended.


Haga Park

Haga Parken was loved by Gustav III and has been designated as the world's first national Eco Park located in a city. The pavilion is decorated in an elegant Gustavian style. The park also has two beautiful exhibitions about butterflies and birds. This park is lovely to visit in the summertime.

Drottningholm Royal Theatre

The Royal Theatre was built in 1766 to celebrate the birth of Gustav III. It was used as a storehouse after Gustav III was assassinated in 1792, but was later restored at the turn of the 20th century. The theatre is now used for opera and other performances during the summer.

Tel:+46 8-556 931 00

Ticket Office: +46 77 170 70 70

Fax: +46 8-556 931 01


The Islands of Fjäderholmarna

These islands called 'Fjäderholmarna', are about 25 minutes from Stockholm by commuter boat, and it is the closest archipelago island from the city. On the island, you can find glass products and textiles by young emerging designers. You can even participate in pottery workshops. The open-air theater is very popular during the summer. The famous designer hotel "Hotel J" is also located in this area at Nacka Strand, the middle stop along the commuter boat line.



Kungstradgarden, named for its role in the past as the royal kitchen's veggie garden. “King's garden" is today a public park located in the city centre which is always full with people in summer time. In the winter time, ice skating is a popular winter sport.

Tel: +46 8-555 100 90