Archipelago experiences all year around
Wandering, paddling and Swedish tastes
I often get the question when is the best time to visit us and Vaxholm. I never know what to answer, it’s all depending on what you wish to experience. Every season has its charm and whether the sun is gazing, the wind is roaring or the snow is falling there is always something to do. Especially if you are a nature loving person. Wander through the nature reserve of Bogesund, paddle, explore the Citadel, challenge yourself at Sky park, have a guided tour through the oldest quarters or take the chance to learn how to bake classic cinnamon buns or cook a traditional Swedish meal in our kitchen at Vaxholms Bed & Breakfast
Cinnamon bun baking workshop
Whether the sun shines or the rain sprinkles it’s always a perfect time to bake cinnamon buns. For about four hours in our kitchen at Vaxholm Bed & Breakfast you will learn the secret of baking really juicy cinnamon buns. While the dough ferments, we eat a light lunch and talk about upcoming island adventures. And before it’s time to go home we round off the day with a Swedish cinnamon bun “fika”. The buns left over you will bring home, wrapped in a tea towel with Vaxholm pattern. Suitable for all ages.
Come cook with us
We love to cook and most fun is when cooking together. It is a wonderful and relaxed way to hang out and perhaps learn something new along the way. Do you want to join? In that case, you should book one of our cook-alongs where we cook traditional Swedish dishes which we then eat together in our greenhouse. 4-16 people of which 4 cooks.
Catch some perch
Borrow one of our fishing rods and go fishing at the pier. If your lucky you might catch a perch or two for dinner. Around Vaxholm you are free to fish from land with a tackle as long as you’re not on someone’s private land.
Vaxholm is surrounded by beautiful paddling waters. So why not take the chance to a day in a kayak when you are here? If you are an experienced paddler you can rent one of our kayaks – we help you launch the kayak by the beach just down the street from our house. If you want to bring a lunch bag, we’ll one for you too. You can also rent kayaks and book paddling guide at Vaxholms Brygghus. They are open year around and rent kayaks as long as there is open water.
Explore Vaxholm’s history
Download the guide app Appipelago to your iPhone and go for a tour around the center. With the app on your phone, you get a personal guide to Vaxholm’s history and sights with narration, text, and images.
Take time to exercise
In and around Vaxholm there are nice roads, trails and paths if you want to combine your holiday with a roundabout in the beautiful archipelago nature. If you prefer the gym, group training or yoga, the gym is just around the corner from our B & B. Yoga studio you will find a couple of blocks away. You will buy your training cards with us.
Walk around the island
Take a long walk. If you follow the shoreline around the island, it will be a walk of about 10 km. Do you want to go further, we recommend you to cross the bridge to Bogesundslandet. Here are mile-long promenades for those who feel compelled. Bogesund is a nature reserve because of its rich flora and fauna.
Visit the Citadel
Take the cable ferry over the strait to the Citadel. A visit at the museum gives you a journey through Sweden’s coastal defence history and takes you back to the end of the 1800s when the Citadel was like a little society of military, soldiers, officer families, maids and prisoners. During Summer the cable ferry operates the strait several times an hour from morning to late evening.
Have a Swedish fika
In Vaxholm are several good cafes. One of our favorites is Bistro Magasinet where you can enjoy both lunch and pastries overlooking the Citadel all year round. Summertime we also recommend the lovely cafe Hembygdsgården and their stunning Tart- and cake buffet and lovely garden right by the water front.