The 8 Best Things to Do in Norrtalje, Sweden

July 22, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

This city forms part of Roslagen, one of the coastal areas of the Uppland province about 80 km northeast of Stockholm. Unlike many of the islands in the archipelago, Norrtälje is an attractive year-round destination. With a variety of quaint shops, art museums and galleries, cafés, and some small live music venues, this island is definitely worth a visit. The yearly “Jazz Days” festival gives the island a charming flair and offers travelers the opportunity to really enjoy the Swedish summer sun. Fly fishing is also popular on the island, while there are a few stores that sell bait and tackle. Hostels are open all year, a bonus for those on a budget. Buses run frequently from Stockholm to Norrtälje.
Restaurants in Norrtalje

1. Storholmen Viking Village

Varjagvagen 1 | Svanberga, Norrtalje 761 73, Sweden +46 70 342 51 70
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Storholmen Viking Village

An archeological open air museum in Roslagen Experience the Viking age with all your senses! Visit us with the family during the summer, join us in a travel through time! You can also book an unusual feast. The Viking village of Storholmen is for everyone!

Reviewed By Joe A - Los Angeles, California

I was really expecting this Viking living museum on Birka island to be really something special. But unfortunately, when I was there, there weren't any scheduled events going on. There are docents giving walking tours only in Swedish. Who talked about the daily life back in the day etc. And a small on site museum of Viking life was interesting. The Big negative for this place is, when there are no special events for the tourist who arrived by boat. You are stranded on the island for next 5-7 hours waiting for the return boat back to Stockholm. This could be miserable wait if the weather is cold and windy. Since the only warm shelter there is a small cafe by the pier which has limited indoor Seating.
Also, for the tourist, be fore warned, Birka is very popular with the locals as a place to bring their dogs to poop. When I was there, there was canine & goat fecal droppings every where in fields & foot paths where the walking tours going through. The dog droppings being the most plentiful. The quantity is so great under foot, you can literally step and slip on it where ever you walk. I really hope the stuff is cleaned up when the outdoor museum has public events there. I really wonder why no one has complained about this before.

2. Pythagoras Industrial Museum

6 Verkstadsgatan, Norrtalje 117 36, Sweden +46 176 100 50
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Pythagoras Industrial Museum

Reviewed By bbjurstr - Norrtalje, Sweden

Pythagoras was a world leader manufacturer with their engines in the early 1900. As with many exceptional products, technology was faster in development than the factory was able to cope with. For almost 50 years, the factory was in hibernation and now it is open to the public as a museum where one could see how such a factory was in the 30´s and 40´s. Very educative! And as an extra treat, they start some of the engines and it´s very exciting!
As for the kids, they have a separate area with play area and the café will have some snacks.
This is truly an exciting event and amust for anyone who loves extraordinary engines!

3. ResGladh Tours

48 Dillingbyvaegen | ., Norrtalje 761 91, Sweden
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

ResGladh Tours

ResGladh arrange tours and adventures for small groups. We are specialized for the Scandinavian Archipelago and the coastal countryside at Baltic Sea- based in Sweden. Self-Guided Bike & Hike Tours, guided Walking tours, boat trips and day tours by coach.

Reviewed By Beja P - Schoten, Belgium

We came from Belgium to Stockholm, especially for the marriage of a friend living in Sollentuna. Hannele Gladh from Resgladh was willing to organise a hiking tour with luggage transport in Roslagen. We walked about 80 km, in 3 days, from Nörrtalje to Grisslehamn, via Söderby-Karl and Nyby, along the Roslagslede. It was a nice and pleasant walk throug fields, Forests, nature reserves and along the baltic shore. The last day, from Nyby to Grisslehamn, was a tough but beautiful one ! More than once, we had the feeling to be alone in the world during these days. We slept in a youth hostel, private cottages and a pension. Everything was beautiful, clean and okay. All people were very nice and gave us tasteful lunch packages. Thanks Hannele, for organising this trip; we enjoyed it very much.

4. Batteri Arholma

Riddarviken, Norrtalje, Sweden
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Batteri Arholma

Reviewed By mgtHants - Hampshire, United Kingdom

This gun position along with several others guarded the northern approach to a major ferry port north east of Stockholm during the Cold War period. It was also the command post for all of the guns spread over other Islands to the south. The island has no cars and the battery is +1Km from the ferry.
The café serves great sandwiches and coffee. Whilst the visit is designed for Swedes the guides are excellent and easy to approach as you go from one visiting point to the next and there is good English documentation. The island is a delight if you have the time.
There are day trips using scheduled buses and Ferries from Stockholm or about five Ferries each way in each direction if you have other transport. Allow five hours (plus bus journey) to get the most from it.

5. Visit Roslagen

3 Lilla Brogatan, Norrtalje 761 30, Sweden +46 76 765 06 60
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Visit Roslagen

Reviewed By Nordic_Chrysanthemum - Stockholm, Sweden

These places are all located close to the sea and this also means harbours filled with beautiful sailing ships, sea-food restaurants. The rhythm is slower than in Stockholm. Many of the inhabitants know each other. It is around one hour by bus from Stockholm to Norrtälje. You need time to enjoy these places. There are small and interesting shops and galleries and you need to spend a day walking along the river that runs through Norrtälje. Vaxholm is the center for most ships and Ferries going out to the Archipelago to Islands such as Finnhamn that is large enough to host a guest harbour, restaurant, swimming and sailing. From Öregrund you can visit other Islands in our wonderful Archipelago where people come as tourists and where people live all year around. Sparkling gems everywhere.

6. Norrtalje Luftvarnsmuseum

2 August Strindbergs Gata, Norrtalje 761 46, Sweden +46 70 665 36 94
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Norrtalje Luftvarnsmuseum

Reviewed By landsort51 - Sodertalje, Sweden

Väldigt intressant museum det är inte så stort men har mycket historia dom större vapnen finns i en 50 meter från museet.

7. Norrtalje konsthall

7 Galles Graend, Norrtalje 761 30, Sweden +46 176 714 09
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Norrtalje konsthall

Reviewed By LeoAnders - Stockholm

Norrtälje konsthall har fått nya lokaler och ett eget museum för Roslagen. Lokalen är fräsch och ligger mycket centralt. Konsthallen låg tidigare i en vacker, ljus och rymligare lokal. Det är svårt att inte jämföra med den gamla lokalen invid ån, som var inbjudande och vackra. Den nya lokalen upplevs liten och ger inte utställare samma goda möjligheter som den gamla. Våningen för Roslagsmuseet behöver göras mer spännande och intressant. Det är positivt att staden har en konsthall, men den gamla var tyvärr mycket trevligare.

8. Eventbanan

Nordranavagen 1, Norrtalje, Sweden +46 70 374 39 38
Eventbanan

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