Friday, June 27, 2014
We left Finnhamn on the two hour boat ride to Vaxholm. The day was bright and sunny and the trip was beautiful. In Vaxholm we went to the local bakery to try their cardamom rolls, which were very good, though Becky still thinks the ones on Utö are the best. we then got on the boat to Arholma, which is a 4 hour ride through many little island, stops at a number of tiny harbors. We got to Kapellskär, unloaded some passengers, and the captain announced that we had some engine trouble, which they were going to fix. We were delayed by about 30 minutes, but since our stop was the last, it really did not matter. We got toArholma about 2:30 and headed off to our hostel. The hostel is in an old farm, which is still very rustic on the exterior, but very nicely converted on the inside (IKEA style) . The woman who runs it was extremely nice and friendly, and made suggestions about hiking and about dinner. We went to see the old church, the lookout tower, the harbor, and then the restored old farm further south on the island. Becky even got to throw sticks for the dogs to retrieve at the farm. Had dinner at about the only place that serves dinner. I had Fiskgryta "fish stew" and Becky had Linsbollar "vegetarian balls", both of which were very good.