Enjoy a Swedish Christmas Buffet aboard a Cruise in Stockholm’s Archipelago

If you come to Stockholm in December or at the end of November when the city is already preparing for winter and the Christmas lights and markets are already popping up you can enjoy another of Sweden’s typical prints at this time: the julbord – an endless Christmas buffet – for which I propose a peculiar way of doing it: on board a cruise through Stockholm’s Archipelago.

Crucero de Navidad por Estocolmo con desgustación de bufé julbord <br> Foto: Magnus Rietz

Christmas Cruise through Stockholm with ‘julbord’ Buffet
Photo: Magnus Rietz

Imagine enjoying a a romantic dinner with your partner aboard an old ship as you sail through the calm waters of the Baltic overlooking islands and their little houses decorated with Christmas lights dazzling towards the sky due to freshly fallen snow. Quaint huh? Just check the image above these lines. And I still have not talked about the Christmas buffet.

Typical Swedish dishes such as julskinkan – Christmas ham – pickled and smoked herring and salmon prepared in a thousand different ways, chark, reindeer and elk meat, typical Swedish sausages, Jansson’s Temptation – a dish made of potatoes and anchovies – and other Swedish Christmas delicatessen gather in a huge table for the diners to enjoy. Below these lines you see an example of my last julbord in Gothenburg.

Julbord en Sjömagasinet Foto: Israel Úbeda / sweetsweden.com

Julbord at Sjömagasinet, Gothenburg
Photo: Israel Úbeda / sweetsweden.com

The cruise through Stockholm’s Archipelago with included Christmas buffet lasts about 3 hours and departs around 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. In 2019 it takes place between November 28 and December 21 (but not every day) and departs from berth nr. 16 at Strandvägen in the center of Stockholm. The price starts at 735 SEK (68.50 € / $76.30 / £63.30) per person. Children pay half. If you are interested, you can read more about it and book here.

If you come to Stockholm in winter and want to know what else to do check out the links at the beginning of the article or leave me a comment and I will give you some suggestions.

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About Israel Úbeda

Since 2002 traveling to Sweden and sometimes even living in the country. Some years ago I decided to share my love for the country and its tourist destinations here. Welcome!

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