Sigtuna and Lake Mälaren Daytrip
Sigtuna is a small town located closed to the main Swedish airport of Arlanda. Founded a millennium ago, it remains a quaint historical village along the shores of Lake Mälaren. Not just historical, it also provides a lovely summer retreat, particularly if coming from hectic Stockholm. There are plenty of boutique hotels and home stays but it also makes for a perfect day trip from Stockholm, Uppsala or maybe a long transit at Arlanda.
The central township itself is super small, mostly along a single narrow road. There are a small number of tourist shops but otherwise it’s an entirely normal town centre, with an ICA supermarket and Systembolaget at opposing ends.
There are a few small parks, the town museum and a central square, which has market sellers and the old town hall.
There are actually several church ruins here, with a history spanning over a 1000 years these are some of the dominant remnants of the historical human presence here.
Besides the township the main feature for locals and visitors alike is the lake that the town is built along. It makes a great place to relax and picnic/grill. Although it was a bit cold today the sun was out and so were the locals.
Further up along the lake is lined by accommodation and a marina with boats with a cafe restaurant.
Did someone like ducks?
There are also too many ducks here, and I know some people really like ducks.
Getting to Sigtuna isn’t too difficult. It sits on the border of both Stockholm (SL) and Upplands (UL) public transport networks, with bus connections to Märsta and Knivsta train stations. There is also a direct bus to Arlanda Airport that takes less than half an hour.
Best visited in the warmer months, Sigtuna provides a perfect day trip from the Swedish capital.