We began our morning by boarding a ferry to the island of Vaxholm. Vaxholm is a charming little island with less than 10,000 inhabitants located about an hour’s boat-ride from Stockholm. Our delightful little archipelago cruise took us past the islands of Stockholm and to the north-east.
After exploring for a bit, we made our way to Hembygdsgårdens café, where I got a chicken caesar salad and an amazing pastry that I don’t know the name of. It consisted of a soft and flaky pastry that surrounded a cylinder of cold, cherry-flavored whipped cream, topped and decorated with even more whipped cream and fresh strawberries and a cherry. Everyone else got delicious desserts like princess cake, a rich and fudgy chocolate cake, lemon meringue pie, and carrot cake. If you ever find yourself on Vaxholm, it’s hard to go wrong at Hembygdsgårdens café.
We took even more time to wander around the island before we gathered for a meeting by some boulders on the water. There wasn’t much sunlight for a summer day since it was overcast, but there was just enough warmth for the cool breezes to feel pleasant. I found out how cold the water was from dipping my toes in, and considering the water temperature, there was a surprising number of children playing in it.
After the meeting, we wandered around the small island a little more. I stopped to get a bottle of sparkling orange lemonade before we left Vaxholm and made our way back to Stockholm.