Visit Vaxholm - Best of Vaxholm

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.

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Facts and Stats for Vaxholm*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vaxholm

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

    • Air Pollution 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.03 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.17 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 24.68 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.7 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.94 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.23 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.29 (Very Low)
  • Vaxholm: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Vaxholm for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vaxholm.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.11 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.78 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.76 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.93 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.07 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 49.92 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.53 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.47 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.05 (Moderate)
  • Living in Vaxholm - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Vaxholm is 168.12 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 52.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.67 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.76 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.54 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.06 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.48 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.25 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.84 (Very High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Vaxholm

    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 14.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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