Steamboat tours

It was, of course, the sea and the beautiful nature that enticed artists, writers, wholesalers and producers to first explore the archipelago in the beginning of the 20th Century. But why should life on the countryside be less comfortable than life in the city? A tour of rank was half the enjoyment!

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And that is how we began building our boats with elegant salons and dining rooms which were equal in elegance to the Grand Hôtel. The food onboard was first class and the service excellent. However, liquor licenses were not allowed according to the law and a severe sign on the wall. This was easily solved, explains writer Kar de Mumma who remembers his father Hasse Z and his friends onboard the s/s Saltsjön: ”The wholesaler ordered in extra smörgåsbord and Hasse Z had his aquavit pocket flask well stored with Mrs. Lindberg the restaurateur in the ice box of the ship for many years.”

Daytours with our steamships

Two of these grand old steamboats still operate in our regular archipelago traffic, s/s Storskär and s/s Norrskär. Here you can enjoy the view of the archipelago in comfortable salons, have a coffee or beer in the café or perhaps a classic Steamboat steak in the beautiful dining room. Mrs. Lindberg has naturally stopped working and been replaced by new capable restaurateurs, but everything else that the archipelago has to offer is still available. Nowadays, you can even order an ice-cold snaps if you want one - it's legal!

For reservations in the restaurant contact tobias@skgb.se or call +46 73-51 68 311 during business hours. Click here for the menu. 

Tours from Strömkajen June 20 - August 21

Monday - Friday

Norrskär11.00-17.20Touring the middle part of the archipelago. Stops at Vaxholm, Grinda (almost 2 hours) and Gällnö (45 minutes).
Storskär12.00-15.30"Around Rindö" with two stops at Vaxholm.
Storskär16.45-22.15"Quarter to five tour", a classical evening tour to Vaxholm, Ljusterö and all the jetties around Saxarfjärdarna. 
Norrskär18.00-22.00Evening tour to Vaxholm and jetties around Ramsösund. 

Saturday

Norrskär10.30-19.45A full day tour with 2 hours stop at Sandhamn or 4 hours at Gällnö. 
Storskär11.00-17.10Tour around Saxarfjärden and Ljusterö. Stop at Väsbystrand and Linanäs. 
Storskär18.30-22.15Evening tour around Tynningö with 2 stops at Vaxholm.

Sunday

Norrskär10.30-19.45A full day tour with 2 hours stop at Sandhamn.
Storskär11.30-18.10A tour around Svartsö, Finnhamn and Husarö, going the north way out and south way in, stoping at Vaxholm both ways.

Tours from Strömkajen August 22 - September 18

Monday - Thursday

Storskär12.00-15.30"Around Rindö" with stops at Vaxholm both ways.
Storskär16.45-21.15"Quarter to five tour", a classical evening tour to Vaxholm, Ljusterö and other jetties. Ends on September 1st.
Norrskär18.00-21.50Evening tour to Vaxholm and jetties around Ramsösund. Thursdays only. 

Friday

Storskär12.00-15.30"Around Rindö" with stops at Vaxholm both ways.
Storskär16.45-22.15"Quarter to five tour", a classical evening tour to Vaxholm, Ljusterö and jetties in Saxarfjärden. 
Norrskär18.00-21.50Evening tour to Vaxholm and jetties around Ramsösund.

Saturday

Norrskär10.00-15.00Lunch tour to Vaxholm and Grinda, with just a short stop at Grinda. 
Storskär11.00-17.10Tour to Vaxholm, Grinda and Gällnö. 2,5 hours stop at Grinda and a shorter stop at Gällnö. 

Sunday

Storskär 11.00-16.30 Day tour to Vaxholm and jetties at Lindalssundet and Ramsösund. 1 hour stop at Grinda.  
Norrskär13.00-18.20Afternoon tour to Vaxholm and Grinda. 
Storskär16.45-20.00Evening tour to Vaxholm and jetties at Ramsösund. 

The steamboats are in service from May to September. 

If you don't want to go for a whole tour, you can choose other return trips from Vaxholm and Grinda.

Tickets and reservations

Since the steamboats are part of the regular trafic you can't reserve seats. On a sunny day, if you want to be sure to have a seat, we rekommend you to be at the jetty at least 30 minutes before departure. 

You can't buy tickets for the tour in advance either. You buy them on board and tickets cost as an ordinary return ticket to the end destination.

Price exampels:

Tour towards Gällnö
220 kr full price, 140 kr reduced price*

Tour towards Grinda
180 kr full price,  120 kr reduced price*

Tour towards Husarö
260 kr full price,  160 kr reduced price*

Tour towards  Ljusterö
180 kr full price,  120 kr reduced price*

Tour towards Ramsö
150 kr full price,  100 kr reduced price*

Tour towards Sandhamn
260 kr full price,  160 reduced price*

*Reduced price: children 7-19 år and senior citizens 

For more information about our tours with steamboats, contact Customer Services at kundtjanst@waxholmsbolaget.se or +468 600 1000.