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Brunch in the Stockholm Archipelago

Whilst I love being a budget backpacker, one of the best things about being an expat rather than a traveller is splashing out sometimes. Budget travel has many benefits, but who doesn’t love a little luxury?

The SS Stockholm

Stockholm archipelago comprises of 30,000 islands, where many Stockholmers have their sommarstuga (summerhouse). In the warm months of June, July and August, the archipelago comes alive with yachts, speedboats, cruises and excited swimmers. Liners such as Viking and Silja transport passengers from Sweden to Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia.

A popular way to explore the archipelago is to take a boat from Stockholm to nearby island Vaxholm. We went on the SS Stockholm. Guests can sit on the lower deck to enjoy the tour only, or pay extra for the upper deck brunch.

Brunch Tours of the Archipelago

Brunch is a buffet table set with classic Swedish dishes, such as pannbiff, köttbullar, Janssons frestelse, and a selection of sill. To the non-Swede, these dishes translate to: meat patties, meatballs, potato gratin with anchovy, and a selection of pickled herring dishes. Accompanying these dishes is a veritable feast of salad, cold and hot meats, breads, cheeses, and a dessert table to die for.

The cold-meat section
My favourite dessert from the table

At 430 kronor ($66/£43), drinks not included, this is not a cheap trip, but it is good value for money in Stockholm. With the round trip lasting 3 hours, you can take your time and go back for more, while watching the stunning archipelago drift by.

Scenes from the icy archipelago
Vaxholm fortress
It’s starting to look a lot like spring in the archipelago

The tour departs on Saturdays and Sundays all year round, with the archipelago being equally spectacular in either summer or winter. To find out more details about the SS Stockholm Brunch Cruise check out their website here

Do you like to splash out every now and then when you are travelling?  

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  1. Lovely pictures! They’ve made me quite hungry in fact…
    Vicki – Way Out Far recently posted..Dining at the speakeasy Dry Martini, BarcelonaMy Profile

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, I ate the main course so quickly that I forgot to photograph it!

  2. says:

    Wow… your photos are amazing. I love them all. Glad you are enjoying Stockholm and of course who doesn’t love a bit of luxury?
    Jaime recently posted..Random statistics from a 2 year backpacking trip around the world.My Profile

    1. Thank you so much! I am so used to cheap backpacking that I forget how much I like a bit of luxury 🙂

      How are you coping with being back home?

  3. says:

    Great photos!The Stockholm archipelago is definitely worth the visit
    Jarmo recently posted..Finding My Fortune in the Silver Mines of PotosiMy Profile

    1. Yes it is. It’s beautiful in pretty much every kind of weather. I will go back again in the summer for sure!

  4. Thanks for following me on wordpress. I love Stockholm, too.

  5. Ryu says:

    Hi there, I am a 30 yr old Englishman moving to Stockholm after suddenly getting a dream job.
    I loved your ‘8 things I have learned whilst in Stockholm’ piece… I would love you to revisit it and do ‘Another 8 (or 20) things I have learned whilst in Stockholm’.
    If there is any other reading you think I should look at on your site before I get out there, please let me know!
    I am terrified about apartment hunting for a rental though.. so expensive for so little!

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