The highlight of the weekend aside from being sick and in hospital, Saturdays have become my favorite days to explore new places, cities in Sweden.
Few weeks ago I went to visit Vaxholm. Me and my boyfriend took the Waxholmsboalget boats to the in the Stockholm archipelago.
We found out later on that you can actually go to the town by bus using your SL card. Still taking the ferry was magical especially on the way back to Stockholm. The view was so pretty and it was a sunny day!
The best thing to do in Vaxholm is to simply stroll around. Don’t forget to stroll along the harbour.
Vaxholm is the name of both a town and the island it is on and is located in the central portion of the archipelago.
Thanks to google search I found the best place for a Swedish “fika”, Vaxholms Hembygdsgårds Café which is beautifully situated on a small peninsula. There you will find all sorts of traditional Swedish dishes like cold-roasted salmon with dill stewed potatoes, smoked shrimps and the classic “shrimp sandwich” (in Swedish: räkmacka). Not to even mention the amazing desert buffet with cookies and pastries! OMG yum yum for the nuf nuf tummy.
The first thing you may notice when arriving at Vaxholm, apart from a boat petrol station, is its fortress. It was constructed under King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, though most of it was rebuilt in the 19th century. It protected Stockholm city successfully from the Danes in the 17th century and the Russians in the 18th. The view from above is really amazing especially on a sunny day.
We had early dinner before we leave the island at Magasinet i Waxholm
This restaurant has everything you would want, great organic food, great wine, great view, friendly staff and a shop underneath to browse.
I have never been to Denmark before so it was nice to go from Malmö to Copenhagen to stroll a bit, though I’ll definitely hop on two wheels the next time I’m there.
Me and my boyfriend decided to start with visiting the Christiansborg Palace. OMG so impressive, it was extremely wonderful to visit the royal palace. Really very beautiful and luxury palace and the Great Hall is the most imposing room in the palace. This is where you will find the Queen’s tapestries.
After that we went to fika with a friend at The Kompa’ 9 coffee bar on Strædet where we had organic coffee, and some typical danish food. Strange combination but really tasty 🙂
Then we decided to walk more and explorer the city, I really fell in love with the downtown, it feels bigger than Stockholm and much more alive. Hahahaha I want to move there already.
Copenhagen had a very relaxed, welcoming vibe which extended throughout the all aspects of the culture.
A short but very fun trip. But l’m planning for another trip to see more of Copenhagen ♥