Vaxholm Tourism

Vaxholm is a locality and the seat of Vaxholm Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. It is located in the Stockholm archipelago. The name Vaxholm comes from Vaxholm Castle, which was constructed in 1549 on an islet with this name on the inlet to Stockholm, for defense purposes, by King Gustav Vasa. For historical reasons it has always been referred to as a city, despite the small number of inhabitants, which as of 2010 total was 4,857. Vaxholm Municipality prefers to use the designation Vaxholms stad (City of Vaxholm) for its whole territory, including 64 islets in the Stockholm archipelago, a usage which is somehow confusing.


If you are looking for travel information of Vaxholm in Sweden, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Stockholm also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Vaxholm and set some time aside to explore the Stockholm. Dotted with places like Gamla Stan, Royal Palace, Vasa Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Vaxholm, you'll have to take a flight to Stockholm; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Vaxholm are of 1 to 2 days duration.

Vaxholm is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Vaxholm before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.35 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.17 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.05 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 23.23 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.87 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.77 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.83 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Vaxholm for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vaxholm.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.97 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.8 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.03 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35.61 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.37 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.65 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 48.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.53 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.15 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.77 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.28 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Vaxholm is 164.4 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.46 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.67 (High)
    • Pollution Index 15.84 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.77 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.3 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.64 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.57 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.6 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vaxholm

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.72 USD

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