Not even thirty minutes from central Stockholm, there is a tiny island where, once you’re ashore, you feel world’s away from the big city. Fjaderholmarna Sweden may not be so easy to pronounce for non-Swedes, but you’ll want to figure it out for your next trip to Stockholm. On the footsteps of the archipelago, there are so many things to do in Fjaderholmarna, that you might not want to go back to Stockholm, especially with all the Swedish eating, drinking & being merry establishments.
How to get to Fjaderholmarna Sweden
A heavenly little boat picks you up from the Gamla Stan pier in central Stockholm & before you can say Fjaderholmarna Sweden…you’re there. It’s called the Fjäderholmarna Båt in Swedish. You can jump on it for free with the Stockholm Pass, or else it’s normal price is Adult: SEK 150; Child (6-15): SEK 75 and leaves every half hour in the summer from 10:30am until 10:30pm, but don’t get stranded! It only takes 30 minutes and you sail past a part of Stockholm you might not have otherwise seen. You can book a ticket here.
Things to do on Fjäderholmarna, Sweden
The closest stop to the dock is the home-grown island brewery, Fjäderholmarna Bryggeri. The brewery makes several different types of beer and you cn even get a flight of them for 189 kronor. A plank arrives with five glasses of beer that’s on tap and straight from the tank. You can even have an amazing burger! Though it is only open seasonally (spring/summer), it definitely has no shortage of visitors and is absolutely worth the boat ride.
Right next door to the brewery, Fjäderholmarna Choklad is creating some crazy combinations of their own. Brazilian cocoa beans plus Stockholm ingenuity makes for chocolates filled with Bjørk (not the Icelandic singer, but Birch Syrup) and Vårbroddsirap (vernal grass syrup), not to mention the Herbal Schnapps chocolate bars would be amiss, as well. They take their inspiration from the island itself! Ask them to tell you the special history of each bar!
Aifur Krog & Bar
It’s silly but you can’t help but be drawn into Aifur, the Viking themed restaurant. You probably would never be seduced by the sister restaurants in Stockholm, but here it seems right at home! Hearty Viking fare with mead was on the menu. For the non-Norse of us, mead is honey wine – need I say more?
Shopping on Fjaderholmarna, Sweden
There is a spot of shopping on the island as well. You can watch them blowing glass at Åtta Glas or treat yourself to one of Anneli Ohlsson’s lovely designs. Her textile studio also sells products from a slew of other creative local artists. Don’t forget to shop in Stockholm as well.
The Fjäderholmarna Restaurant
Make sure you’re hungry when you get to Fjäderholmarna because you won’t want to miss a meal at the Rökeriet. Sitting seaside savouring Swedish smoked shrimp while sipping snaps is worth the airfare alone. Followed by a Ängsholmens fisk- & skaldjursgryta – a Swedish bouillabaisse – you know you are becoming Svensk by the second. Another great place to find Swedish food is Nynashamn – so try and visit there as well.
Watching the sunset is its own activity on Fjaderholmarna Sweden as you wait for the next boat to take you back to the big city. A perfect day out and you aren’t even 20 minutes away from central Stockholm! If you want more time on the water, book an archipelago tour!
Where to stay when visiting Fjaderholmarna Sweden
I personally love the Ett Hem, full of charm and character, as well as being super luxurious. There are loads of other wonderful, luxury hotels in Stockholm as well.
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