Steamboat tours

Enjoy the archipelago from one of our classic steamboats, dating from the early years of last century. 

Storska╠êr015 

Originally built to accomodate the new needs of bourgeoisie, travelling between the city and their summer houses, the vessels still serve Stocholmers and tourists who want to cruise the archipelago in style. These days they are in service from May to September. 

Both S/S Storskär and S/S Norrskär have fully licensed restaurants, as well as cafeterias that serve snacks, sandwiches, coffee/tea, and beer. Book your table in the restaurants through the online booking service at the bottom of the page.

Starting point is Strömkajen, near Grand Hôtel, in central Stockholm. Nearest Metro station is Kungsträdgården, Blue Line. 

Timetable 12 May to 18 June

Monday to Thursday, except Ascension Day and Friday 24-25 May and National Day Holiday 5-6 June

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Storskär12.00-15.30Circular cruise to Ramsösundet and back, stopping at Vaxholm on both outbound and inbound journey. 
S/S Storskär16.45-21.15The "Quarter-to-five-service". Circular cruise to Vaxholm, Ljusterö Island and Saxarfjärden. 
S/S Norrskär

18.00-22.00

Thursdays only!
Evening circular cruise to Vaxholm and Ramsösund jetties.

Fridays, as well as Wednesday 24 May and Monday 5 June

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Storskär12.00-15.30Circular cruise to Ramsösundet and back, stopping at Vaxholm on both outbound and inbound journey.
S/S Storskär16.45-22.15The "Quarter-to-five-service". Circular cruise to Vaxholm, Ljusterö Island and Saxarfjärden.
S/S Norrskär18.00-22.00Evening cruise to Vaxholm and Ramsösund jetties.

Saturdays

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Storskär11.00-17.30Day cruise to Vaxholm, Grinda och Gällnö. 2,5 hours stopover at Grinda, slightly shorter at Gällnö.
S/S Norrskär13.00-17.05Afternoon cruise to Vaxholm and Ramsö, with optional 1,5 hour stopover at Vaxholm.

Sundays, as well as Ascension Day 25 May and National Day 6 June

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Storskär11.00-16.30Day cruise to Vaxholm and jetties at Lindalssundet and Ramsösund. 1 hour stopover at Grinda.
S/S Norrskär13.00-18.20Afternoon cruise to Vaxholm and Grinda, with a 30 minute stopover at Grinda.
S/S Storskär16.45-20.00Evening cruise to Vaxholm and Ramsösund jetties.

Fares and tickets

Since the steamboats are part of a regular service it is not possible reserve seats onboard. On a sunny day or if you have a table reservation in the restaurant, we recommend you to be at Strömkajen at least 30 minutes before departure to be sure to get at seat. A table reservation does not give you priority in the queue. 

You buy tickets for the journey on board and the fare is based on the return fare for furthest point you travel to. The fare is the same on all Waxholmsbolaget services and there is no extra fee for going on the steamboats. 

Fare exampels:

Tour towards Gällnö
232 kr adult fare, 162 kr discounted fare*

Tour towards Grinda
190 kr adult price,  138 kr discounted price*

Tour towards Husarö
280 kr adult price,  184 kr discounted price*

Tour towards  Ljusterö
190 kr adult fare,  138 kr discounted fare*

Tour towards Ramsö
158 kr adult price,  116 kr discounted price*

Tour towards Sandhamn
280 kr adult price,  184 discounted price*

*Discounted price: children 7-19 år, senior citizens and students

For more information about our tours with steamboats, contact Customer Services at kundtjanst.waxholmsbolaget@sl.se or +46 8 600 1000.

Dine onboard

For reservations in the restaurants, use the online booking service below (you can change language to English by clicking the flag) or call +46 8 525 092 20 during business hours.