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 June 19 to August 20

Monday to Friday, also Thursday, June 22. No cruise on Friday, June 23. 

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Norrskär11.00-17.20Circular cruise in the middle of the archipelago, stopping at Vaxholm, Grinda and Gällnö. 
S/S Storskär12.00-15.30Circular cruise to Rindö, stopping at Vaxholm on both outbond and inbound journeys. Take the opportunity to enjoy a lunch aboard the steamboat! 
S/S Storskär

16.45-22.15

Classic evening cruise to Vaxholm, Ljusterö and all jetties at Saxarfjärden. Restaurant and cafeteria. 
 S/S Norrskär18.00-22.00Evening circular cruise to Vaxholm and the jetties at Ramsösund. Enjoy a dinner in the restaurant or have a coffee in the cafeteria.

Saturdays, and Friday, June 23 (Midsummer). No cruise on June 24. 

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Norrskär10.30-19.45All day cruise to Sandhamn, with a two hour stop over. On Saturdays, an added stop over at Gällnö for about four hours. Enjoy a lunch or dinner in the restaurant or have a coffee in the cafeteria. 
S/S Storskär11.00-17.10Circular cruise to jetties in Saxarfjärden and Ljusterö. Short stop over for about an hour at Väsbystrand, Linanäs. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant or have a coffee in the cafeteria.
S/S Norrskär18.30-22.15Evening circular cruise to Tynningö, with stop overs at Vaxholm on both outbound and inbound journeys. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant or have a coffee in the cafeteria.

Sundays, and Saturday June 24 (day after Midsummer)

VesselDeparture - Arrival
(times at Strömkajen)
Route
S/S Norrskär10.30-19.45All day cruise to Sandhamn, with a two hour stop over. Enjoy a lunch or dinner in the restaurant or have a coffee in the cafeteria. 
S/S Storskär11.30-19.10Circular cruise to Svartsö, Ingmarsö, Finnhamn and Husarö in the outer archipelago. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant or have a coffee in the cafeteria.

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.