from Stockholm. GUSTAFSBERG. 48. Route. 305
Of Excursions on the Baltic, on the E. side of Stockholm,
several are more picturesque than those'on Lake Malaren, though
historically less interesting.
Waxholm. — Steamboats, about 15 daily (Kom., 'Stockholms Om-
gifningar' 39-46), from the Logardstrappa (PI. E, 4), from Karl den Tolftes
Torg (PI. E, 3,4) and from Blasieholmshamnen (in l'/2-2hrs.; fare 50-75 o).
The steamer passes the Djurgard and then steers N.E., past
the entrance to the bay of Lilla Wartan and the Lidingd, into which
runs the long Hustega Fjard, making the N. part of the Lidingo
look like a separate island. On our right lies the mainland. Far¬
ther on we enter a broader basin. On the left lies the Askrike Fjard.
The steamer then threads its way between rocky islands until it
stops beneath the guns of the fortress.
The rocky island of Waxholm (*Hotel) lies about 12 M. to the
N.E. of Stockholm. The little fishing-town, with 2000 inhab. and
many country-houses, is frequented for sea-bathing. On a rocky
islet between the Waxholm and the Rindd rises the Fortress of
Waxholm, founded by Gustavus Vasa and lately strengthened.
On the E. end of the Rindo is the fortress of Oskar-Fredriksborg,
partly hewn in the solid rock. These two strongholds command
the only approach to Stockholm navigable for large vessels. Op¬
posite Oskar-Fredriksborg is the Fredriksborg, a picturesque ruined
tower on the Wermdo.
*GuSTAFSBERG. — Steamboat (Kom., 'Stockholms Omgifningar', 52,
6 times daily, from 'Gustaf Ill's Staty' (PI. E, F, 4), in iy2-2 hrs. (fare
75 o.). Beautiful voyage through the labyrinth of the Skargard, enlivened
The steamer steers down the fjord, opposite the S. end of the
Lidingd turns sharply to the right, passes the projecting cliff of
Kungshamn, and enters the narrow *Skurusund, at the S. end of
which lies Dufnas (8 Kil. from the S. end of Sodermalm by Toad).
The strait expands. The steamer then turns to the E. and soon
passes through the narrow strait of Sodra Staket into the Baggens-
Fjcird, named after Jacob Bagge (d. 1577), a Swedish naval hero.
At the head of the Farstavik, a bay of the Fjard, we reach —
Gustafsberg (Hotel, a large white house at the head of the ba>j,
where the important porcelain-factory is the chief object of inter¬
est. Its specialties are Parian and biscuit china and fayenoe with
pale ornamentation (visitors admitted).
Steamers also ply twice daily from Stockholm (Kom., 'Stockholms
Omgifningar', 54; starting from the Blasieholmshamn) to the picturesque
and favourite watering-place Salaro, with an inn and many villas, situated
on the Baggens-Fjard, about 12'/2 M. to the S. of Gustafsberg.
Steamers ply occasionally from Dalaro to GalS, Omb, Musko, with its
harbour Elfsnabben, where Gustavus Adolphus embarked for Germany in
1630, and Utb, with its iron-mines.
Steamer from Stockholm (Kom., 'Stock. Omgifn.' 55) daily to Stafsnds
and Sandhamn, on the outer fringe of the Skargard.
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