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Tullportsgatan in Norrtälje, 2015

Norrtälje, archaic spelling Norrtelje, is a town in northern Stockholm County, and the gateway to the northern parts of Stockholm archipelago. The ports of Kapellskär and Grisslehamn have international ferry connections.

Norrtälje municipality, Norrtälje kommun, makes up much of the traditional Roslagen region, together with Öregrund and Tierp in Uppsala County. The municipality has 57,000 permanent residents, and tens of thousands of summer guests.

This article describes the mainland. See Stockholm archipelago for the islands.

SettlementsEdit

  • Norrtälje itself is a town of 17,000 citizens.
  • Rimbo is a suburban inland town.
  • Hallstavik is an industrial town, dominated by a paper mill.
  • Grisslehamn is a seaside village, with the ferry to Eckerö, Åland.

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Get inEdit

 
Kapellskär.

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By carEdit

The E18 from Stockholm or by ferry (see below) from Finland or Estonia.

By busEdit

Norrtälje is served by SL, the public transportation carrier of Stockholm County. See that article for details about ticketing.

From Stockholm by bus 676 from Tekniska Högskolan (served by the Stockholm Metro) to Norrtälje's bus station. Line 631 and 631X connect the centre and the port of Kapellskär, line 637 the centre and Grisslehamn. Note that tickets for the buses must be bought before boarding. Travel time from Stockholm centre to Kapellskär (including transfer) is 1h 45min.

By boatEdit

Finland and Estonia are one time zone ahead of Sweden.

The Port of Kapellskär is served by frequent ferry services.

Naantali and Paldiski lines do not accept pedestrians; an accompanying vehicle is necessary to board these lines.

Also the port in Grisslehamn has a connection to Åland.

  • Eckerö, Åland, by Eckerölinjen, two to three times daily (€5 for an adult, €10 for a car), two hours from Eckerö to Grisslehamn in Norrtälje. You can get from Mariehamn to Eckerö by the bus line 1 (€4.40).

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SeeEdit

 
Boats waiting to leave Grisslehamn for Eckerö, Åland, at the yearly Postrodden competition in memory of the old postal route.
  • 1 Pythagoras Industrial Museum. Norrtälje
  • 2 Skebobruk Museum.
  • 3 Hallstavik, a factory town
  • 4 Rimbo
  • 5 Väddö, an island in the Baltic Sea with Grisslehamn
  • 6 Albert Engström-museet, Albert Engströms Väg 11, Grisslehamn. A museum for Swedish satirist and illustrator Albert Engström.

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Norrtälje has deep forests and secluded beaches within comfortable distance from Stockholm and Uppsala, and is a great destination for outdoor life, such as fishing and hiking.

Cruise the 1 Väddö canal, from near Grisslehamn to near Kapellskär.

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1 Parken Bar, Societetsparken. An outdoor restaurant open from June to August.

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1 Rånäs slott. An estate with history back to the 14 century. The palace was built in the 1840s.

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