Christmas julbord in the Stockholm archipelago
Updated 24 Nov 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Is there anything more beautiful than untouched snow glistening in the afternoon sun? Combine that image with the magical Stockholm archipelago in its winter plumage for a truly winning and atmospheric concept. Gather family, friends or perhaps your work colleagues for a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet, or "julbord", in the islands. Make a day of it, or even a weekend, and head out to one of the thousands of islands to enjoy a classic Christmas experience. The Stockholm archipelago is unique and you don't have to travel far from the city to feel the island vibes. To navigate your way among the islands, we've created this guide to Christmas buffets in the archipelago, with both classic to modern options to keep everyone happy.
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Perfect archipelago atmosphere
Just ten minutes outside the city centre, you'll find the beautiful waterfront wooden villa that houses Bockholmen Hav & Restaurang. Christmas celebrations here are traditional and exclusive; the classic Swedish julbord will this year be served as a table buffet to each table, as well as plated courses, consisting of classic dishes alongside the restaurant staff's personal favourites.
- When: 28 Nov - 20 Dec
- Price: 595-850 SEK
Restaurang JungfrusundBryggavägen 133
Jungfrusund will be filling their Christmas buffet with both traditional delicacies, modern surprises and vegan elements in the run up to Christmas. Served, naturally, with ice-cold snaps, Christmas ale and warming glögg mulled wine to sip as you look out over Lake Mälaren.
- When: 27 Nov-20 Dec
- Price: around 525 SEK
ArtipelagArtipelagstigen 1, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Views over the waters of Baggensfjärden
This light, modern art space near Gustavsberg lays out a traditional Christmas buffet with homemade dishes and exciting delicacies from local producers. The julbord is served in Artipelag restaurant, with beautiful views over Baggensfjärden inlet, and the meal kicks off with glögg (mulled wine) and pepparkakor (gingerbread biscuits).
- When: 3-20 December
- Price: Around 495 SEK, children 0-3 free, 4-9 yrs old around 195 SEK, 10-15 yrs around 295 SEK
DjurönäsetSeregårdsvägen 1, Djurhamn, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Dinner and a show
Djurönäset combines a classic julbord made from scratch with a humdinger of a Christmas musical show. Perfect for families as well as colleagues and as part of a winter conference.
- When: 29 Nov - 19 Dec, Thurs-Sat
- Price: Julbord only from 495 SEK, julbord and show from 745 SEK
FredriksborgFredriksborgsvägen 17, The Archipelago/Värmdö
Festive at the fortress
Fredriksborg is a personal hotel alongside a renovated historic fortress on Värmdö. As well as spectacular sea views and charmingly decorated rooms, the hotel kitchen proudly serves food made from mainly locally-produced ingredients. Their traditional julbord is served to your table in three courses, with dessert to follow.
- When: 27 Nov - 20 Dec
- Price: From around 495 SEK
Fjäderholmarnas KrogStora Fjäderholmen
Innovative julbord at award-winning restaurant
Enjoy the delicious flavours of a Swedish Christmas as the sun goes down over the water. Award-winning Fjäderholmarna works with professor of gastronomy, Gert Klötzke, to create a buffet that combines Swedish flavours with a modern twist, as well as a wide range of dishes for vegans. Round off your meal in front of the open fire with homemade confectionary before the ferry comes to transport you back to the city.
- When: 20 Nov - 21 Dec
- Price: 795-1095 SEK
Waxholms HotellHamngatan 2, Vaxholm, The Archipelago
Full of Christmas spirit
This historic hotel oozes Christmas spirit with its spectacular views over the water from the dining room. All the Swedish festive favourites are laid out in time for the holidays. The julbord is served right up and including Christmas Eve and it can be combined with a conference or a whole weekend away in the archipelago.
- When: 27 Nov - 24 Dec
- Price: Around 595 SEK, Christmas Eve 895 SEK
Utö VärdshusUtö, Haninge
Classic julbord in beautiful archipelago surroundings
Right out by the edge of the open sea, Utö Värdshus lays out a buffet full of traditional Swedish Christmas delicacies such as ham and meatballs, as well as some more unusual specialties such as the island's own-spiced snaps.
- When: 27 Nov - 13 Dec
- Price: Around 795 SEK
Sandhamn SeglarhotellSandhamn, The Archipelago/Värmdö
If it's possible, the yachtie mecca of Sandhamn looks even more picturesque in its winter plumage. Take the ferry out for dinner, combine your julbord with a conference or treat yourself to a cosy weekend retreat with your nearest and dearest. Seglarhotellet serves up a traditional Christmas buffet with all the classic festive Swedish favourites.
- When: 25 Nov - 19 Dec
- Price: Around 595 SEK