Marinas in Stockholm
The city of Stockholm is situated between the sea and a large lake called Mälaren. You’ll find two marinas for visiting boats on the sea side: the Navishamn, which is actually a boat club marina, and the Wasahamn marina. We stayed at the Navishamn.
The reason we chose the Navishamn is that we are willing to give up some convenience in terms of closeness to the main parts of the city in exchange for more peace and quiet. A distance of about 1.5 km separate the two marinas.
The Navishamn is actually the marina for a club called the Navigationssällskapet (Navigation society). Guest berths become available when members leave their permanent berths to go out sailing or to occupy a summer berth further out in the archipelago. Their berths are then rented out to visiting boats. You can mail or call ahead to reserve a berth.
The marina is located next to a small palace called Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. Prince Eugen (1865–1947) was an artist, specialising in landscape painting. The palace showcases not just his amazing body of work; it presents temporary exhibitions of other artists as well. Upcoming exhibitions in 2017 include Joan Miró and Carl Larsson. It’s a must-visit if you are a fan of landscape painting. It’s a 5-minute walk from the marina. The gardens around the palace are free to visit and they are worth a visit for anyone interested in landscaping/ gardening and sculptures. There are quite a few famous sculptures spread around the gardens, including those of August Rodin and Carl Milles.
We walked through the gardens and the forest next to the palace every morning and evening with Senna. The path continues for several kilometres around the island if you enjoy long walks.
Here are a number of Stockholm’s tourist attractions within a 15-25 minute walk from the Navis marina (or take the tram if you’re in a hurry):
- Skansen, Stockholm’s fabulous open-air museum of life in Sweden during the “old days”
- The Wasa Museum (the Wasa was a warship built in the early 1600s. It capsized during its maiden voyage, was recuperated in the 1950’s, meticulously restored and then housed in its own museum for all to look upon with wonder).
- Aquaria, Stockholm’s Aquarium
- Lilljevalchs Konsthall (an art gallery),
- Gröna Lund, Stockholm’s Tivoli, with attractions, concerts and restaurants
- The Nordic Museum (about life and history in the nordic countries
- Junibacken – if you have children. This is fairytale paradise for small children
- In April of 2017, a brand new viking museum opens
- Spritmuseet – the museum of wine and spirits (has an excellent restaurant)
Going back to the marina itself, here is what we appreciated most about the Navishamn:
- We were met at arrival be the marina master, who showed us our berth and took our lines
- The tram (nr.7N) into town stops just outside the marina gates
- Great area for long walks or bike rides if you love nature
- Relatively calm for a city marina
What could have been better:
- The electricity is only 10A. 16 would have been better for us.
- The toilets and showers, although clean and in proper working order, could use a renovation.
Prices in 2016:
- Boat up to 12 meters: Day: 150 SEK, Overnight: 300 SEK, Week: 1750 SEK including electricity
- Boat over 12 meters: Day: 200 SEK, Overnight: 500 SEK, Week: 2750 SEK including electricity
- Boat over 18 meters: Overnight: 800 SEK, Week: 3500 SEK. Electricity 100 SEK
- Boat over 22 meters: Overnight: 1000 SEK, Week: 5000 SEK, Electricity:: 100 SEK
Number of berths: up to 175. Berthing method: bow or stern to quay, buoy (are usually far enough away for a boat up to 55-60 feet.) A few alongside berths on the outside that are for very large or heavy boats only. Facilities: toilets, showers laundry, electricity (10A), fresh water, free wifi (although if your berth is far from the office, you’ll need a wifi booster to get the signal) air pump for your fenders(!), berths for large boats up to 25 meters and 50 tonnes. Electricity costs 50 SEK per night. Open from 1st of May until end of September Contact info: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +46 70 732 34 41, Harbour office hours: 8.00–20.00 (during high season).
The Wasahamn is located next to the Wasa Museum. It is a private marina that functions as a guest harbour and has 146 berths. The advantage of the Wasahamn over the Navishamn is its proximity to a large number of tourist attractions and restaurants. They are a stone’s through away from the marina gates.
This does come at a price, though. The noise level here is much higher, especially the noise coming from Gröna Lund or Skansen, where regular concerts are held. Thankfully, the concerts usually end by around 22.30, so you will be able to get your sleep. But forget about having a peaceful evening meal in your cockpit.
Facts: Wasahamn marina
Prices during summer season (15 May 2016 to 15 September 2016):
- Boats up to 12 meters: Day only: 200 SEK, Overnight: 350 SEK. Electricity: 50 SEK
- Boats over 12 meters: Day only: 350 SEK, Overnight: 650 SEK. Electricity: 50 SEK
- There are reduced fees during the autumn/winter/spring
Facilities: toilets, showers, laundry, free wifi, black water pump Number of berths: 146 Contact info: email: email@example.com, phone: +46 (0)8 661 9187 Harbour office hours: 8.00–20.00