Vaxholm by kayak

Kayak tour around Vaxholm island
Length: ~12 km
Time: about 3 hours by kayak + optional breaks for swimming / picnic / hiking
Level: intermediate


Paddle around Vaxholm, lovely town known as The ‘Capital of Stockholm’s Archipelago’, and get wonderful archipelago experience. Take a look on Vaxholm Fortress (Vaxholms Fästning) dating back to the 1500s and built by King Gustav Vasa. Located between Vaxholm and Rindö, was used to defend Stockholm. Pass by Norrhamnen with traditional fishing cottages located in the north harbor on Vaxholm. Don’t miss also museum about fishing history of Vaxholm and summer cafe Hembygdsgården known for its homemade cakes and pastries. If you are planning picnic and swimming there is wonderful spot on Tenö.

Due to the high water traffic with ferries and other vessels this route is recommended for more advanced paddlers.

*You should always adjust the route to your (and your friends) kayaking skills, experience as well as sea and weather conditions.