We had time for an early morning walk through Gamla Stan before boarding the ferry to Vaxholm at noon. The tour groups were already on the streets by 8 am.
We did some window shopping, which is all you can afford here. The beautiful sweaters were around SEK 1800 – 1900. The small Dala Hests were SEK 500.
We went back to Stortorget square in the early morning light. The fountain is off a well dated from 1778.
We checked out of The Rica hotel in Gamla Stan and boarded a ferry to Vaxholm. It was beautiful pulling out of the harbour and cruising through the islands.
The ferry ride from Stockholm to Vaxholm lasted about one hour. We had to take another small ferry to the b&b in the Kastellet.
We walked the small town of Vaxholm and had lunch. Lunch was reasonable, SEK 230 for two. The last ferry to the b&b was at 5 pm. A co-op and a farmers’ market provided snacks for dinner on the island, since there is no restaurant at the Kastellet.