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Miss T loves…

…the gems you find in seaside Vaxholm in the Stockholm archipelago.
Don’t miss a visit in the lovely and handy shop Trädgårdsgatan in Vaxholm if you love antiques or want restoration advice. The owner has picked out lovely pieces and display them beautifully in perfect surroundings.

/Miss Travel

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… Vaxholm by winter. This pittoresque town with wooden houses in every color from deep wine red to yellow, brown, white and sweetest pink is situated on the edge to the big blue Stockholm arcepelago. From this port you can take the ferry for free out to two beautiful islands. A lot of tourists in the summer but almost as nice and much more quiet in winter time. Eat at sandwich at Gröna Längan and shop in some of the delicate designer boutiques – open even at sundays.

/Miss T

Sunset in the archipelago. Do a little car cruise and stop in a secluded seaside spot to have a picnic. We found this sunny place by taking left right after driving off the ferry at Skarpö, Stockholm.

Sunset in the archipelago. Do a little car cruise and stop in a secluded seaside spot to have a picnic. We found this sunny place by taking left right after driving off the ferry at Skarpö, Stockholm.

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Late night at... Restaurant Långa raden is a simple but beautiful food stop. Here it is jazz wednesday all summer! 2 juni 2011.

Late night at... Restaurant Långa raden is a simple but beautiful food stop. Here it is jazz wednesday all summer! 2 juni 2011.

… that the archiepelago always is close in the swedish capital Stockholm. Car or boat take you in no time out in the lush and wild seaside nature with lovely peable beaches or a cliff to jump off into the cool blue. If you just have a day and don’t want to walk a mile or two (at least) just do the little car cruise: Driver Stockholm-Vaxholm (“the capital of the Archipelago”)– to Rindö by free car ferry (and buy a modern flat almost for nothing compared to city prices) – go to Skarpö by a little bridge just to drive up and down threw a beautiful summerland of typical red wooden houses, and stop for a picnic at a small secluded port – take the yellow ferry back to main land but go the other way to Gustavsberg/Värmdö (visit the museum of a porclein manufacturer).

Just have one day? We started at 3 pm and holiday traffic made it hard to get out of town. But still, by 11 pm you will be back in Stockholm and have just about 80 km under our wheels. If you have a whole day stop for some nice shopping in Vaxholm; art and sailing goods, and see some historic sights as the Vaxholm Citadel (you can also stay the night there if you book). Don´t miss the fortification just left of where you board the ferry on the way back from Rindö, a small dirt road by the sea. If you are lucky you can watch the big cruising ships pass in the great waterway Oxdjupet on their way out threw the archipelago to the Baltic coast of Finland and Estonia. Feel tiny!

Food stops is a must: Eat lunch at Waxholm hotell, have a picnic at an island and late dinner at Långa raden restaurant in the nature reservationVelamsund, Värmdövägen–Velamsundsvägen, with sunset view and sailingboats ankering up close. Don´t miss the small and hot rhubarb pie with sweet vanilla sauce.

Taste of summer. Rhurbar and strawberry pie taste sweet memories. 2 juni 2011

Taste of summer. Rhurbar and strawberry pie taste sweet memories. 2 juni 2011