01 July 2010

Midsummer in the archipelago

This year the Swedish midsummer wasn't till the weekend after the solstice. We managed to get up early Saturday (Midsummer's Day) so we could get on one of the two boats that left from strömkajen in central Stockholm at 8:30. The two boats followed the same route out through the inner archipelago until Vaxholm, although they took turns at stopping for more passengers at the possible stops along the way.

After almost 3 hours we reached Finnhamn - named such because the boats to and from Finland used to stop over there. Currently, Finnhamn has a restaurant, a store (the sign correctly advertises 'affär' in the singular), a hostel and a village of cottages.



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