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Christmas at Vaxholms Kastell

Traditional Christmas buffet in magnificent vaults

Our Christmas buffet has become a pleasant tradition for many families, friends and businesses.
We serve our Christmas buffet from November 28 to December 22, 2024. Under cosily lit brick arches, the Christmas buffet is served in Restaurang Pansarbatteriet at Vaxholm Citadel and features delicious Christmas food: pickled herring, gravlax, smoked fish, spiced meat roll, duck, meatballs, pickled pears, Christmas candy and so much more.

Our KRAV-labelled Christmas buffet includes as much locally sourced produce as possible, including cheese from Ostmakeriet in Rindö and beer from Waxholms Bryggeri.

Enjoy a peaceful and pleasant boat trip with our Christmas buffet boat, either from Strandvägen in Stockholm or from Vaxholm. During the boat trip from Strandvägen, we treat you to mulled wine and ginger snaps.

Top off your Christmas buffet by trying one of our fun team activities before you sit down and enjoy all the delicious food. Choose between the Christmas Team Challenge and the Christmas Prisoners at the Fortress.

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Price Christmas buffet 2024 – Afternoon seating

  • Christmas buffet, afternoon SEK 610-629
  • Children 7-15 years SEK 320
  • Children 3-6 years (max. 2 children/adult) SEK 120
  • Children 0-2 years (max. 2 children/adult) SEK 0

Price Christmas buffet 2024 – Dinner seating

  • Christmas buffet, dinner SEK 850-890
  • Children 7-15 years SEK 320
  • Children 3-6 years (max. 2 children/adult) SEK 120
  • Children 0-2 years (max. 2 children/adult) SEK 0

Boat prices 2024 - Adult

  • Strandvägen, Stockholm-Vaxholms Kastell (Round trip) SEK 180
  • Strandvägen, Stockholm-Vaxholms Kastell (Single) SEK 120
  • Vaxholm-Vaxholms Kastell (Round trip) SEK 100
  • Vaxholm-Vaxholms Kastell (Single) SEK 50

Boat prices 2024 - Children

  • Boat trip children 7-15 years half the adult price
  • Boat trip children 0-6 years SEK 0

All prices include VAT.
During the boat trip from Strandvägen to the Citadel, we treat you to mulled wine and ginger snaps

Good to know about Christmas dining at Kastellet

Accessibility on M/S Cinderella II: The main deck is wheelchair and permobile accessible. However, it is not possible to get to the upper deck. On board, there is a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the main deck. 

Accessibility at Kastellet: Restaurant Pansarbatteriet is on two floors connected by a stone staircase. The Christmas buffet is served on the lower level.

There are toilets on the upper and lower floor of restaurant Pansarbatteriet, accessible by a couple of steps. Unfortunately, there are no wheelchair-accessible toilets on any of the floors in the restaurant. Contact us for more information. 

Baby stroller: Can be taken to Kastellet, but we cannot guarantee that the stroller can be taken inside the restaurant due to lack of space.

For your stay at Kastellet to be as pleasant as possible, we ask you to provide us with any information about your party that affects accessibility at the time of booking. We need the information to be able to place you at a good table in a suitable place in the restaurant.

Boat times - Afternoon seating

12.45 departure Strandvägen
13.40 arrival Kastellet
13.45 departureVaxholm
13.50 arrival Kastellet

16.15 departure Kastellet
16.20 arrivalVaxholm
17.15 arrival Strandvägen 

Boat times - Dinner seating

18.15 departure Strandvägen
19.10 arrival Kastellet
19.15 departureVaxholm
19.20 arrival Kastellet

22.15 departure Kastellet
22.20 arrivalVaxholm
23.15 arrival Strandvägen 

Christmas activities - Team Challenge


The Christmas Team Challenge takes place indoors in the warm and in teams of up to ten people that tackle six stations. This requires the use of both brain and body – and teamwork. In the Christmas Team Challenge, several companies could compete against each other at the same time, with one team winning each Team Challenge. 

Numbers: 10-120 persons
Suitable for: Everyone – not physically demanding
Clothing: Comfortable shoes
Time: 12.30-13.45 or 17.30 -18.45
Price: SEK 346/pers excl. VAT (SEK 432 incl. VAT)*
Period: from November 28 2024

Applies in connection with booking a Christmas buffet

Christmas activities - Prisoners at the Fortress


Prisoners at the Fortress is the ideal activity before your Christmas buffet. Some parts of this activity take place outdoors. The group is divided into teams of up to ten people who, with the help of a map, visit ten different stations to face different challenges together. These include the Labyrinth, the Ladders, the Slippery Wall, and the Flipper Billiard.

Numbers: 10-100 persons
Suitable for: Everyone – you decide the tempo
Clothing: According to weather conditions. Comfortable shoes, hat & gloves
Time: 11.45-13.45 or 16.45-18.45
Price: SEK 346/pers. excl. VAT (SEK 432 incl. VAT) *
Periodfrom November 28 2024

Applies in connection with booking a Christmas buffet