Vaxholm Municipality

Vaxholms kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Vaxholm
  Total 107.07 km2 (41.34 sq mi)
  Land 57.88 km2 (22.35 sq mi)
  Water 49.19 km2 (18.99 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 11,496
  Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0187
Density is calculated using land area only.

Vaxholm Municipality (Vaxholms kommun or Vaxholms stad) is a municipality within Stockholm archipelago in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. The municipal slogan is "Vaxholm the capital of the archipelago", due to its central location in the archipelago. Its seat is located in the city of Vaxholm.

From 1974 to 1984 Vaxholm was united with Österåker Municipality, making up a municipality called Vaxholm, but with the seat in Åkersberga. After the "divorce" the new Vaxholm Municipality came out larger than it had been before the amalgamation. The municipality prefers to style itself City of Vaxholm.

64 islets are in the municipality, and also the peninsula Bogesundslandet.


Municipal detail map


The municipality has a significant amount of tourism. Ships transporting passengers between the islands began running on a daily basis in the 1850s. Today, many of islands (among them the main island Vaxholm) can also be reached by bridges from the mainland. The tourist boats depart from Stockholm's Slussen.


Coordinates: 59°25′N 18°19′E / 59.417°N 18.317°E / 59.417; 18.317

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