Vaxholm Island is one of the most accessible islands of the archipelago, and is a subarb of downtown Stockholm for many. July 2015.
Sightseeing cruises are availble out to the island, taking about 90 minutes one-way. July 2015.
The Fortress, dating back to the 1500s, was in active use up to the First World War. Today, it is a bed and breakfast. July 2015.
When built, the archipelago of Stockholm was the "wild west" of Scandanvia, and residents had to be forced to move there. July 2015.
A ship is moored off of Vaxholm Island. July 2015.
Just outside of Stockhom, an island for junked ships. July 2015.
Vasa himself, whom the preseved Viking ship is named for, built the first version of the Fortress. July 2015.
With its access to the Baltic Sea, multiple day cruises are a common holiday for Stockholm residents. July 2015.
A cruise ship makes for the Baltic Sea near Vaxholm Island. July 2015.
Many residents of Stockholm spend a great deal of time on the water, sharing it with the hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. July 2015.