In the 17th
century, Count Karl Brahe lived in Rydboholm Castle and his son, Karl,
received property at the far end of the promontory. Promontory in Swedish is
“udde” or “udd” so the name means “Karl’s promontory.” Around 1900, people
from Stockholm began to build summer cottages here and the area quickly
became a popular resort in the inner archipelago.
It is often said about Karlsudd that it unites the nature of the outer archipelago
with the vegetation and greenness of the Lake Mälaren region. Karlsudd
entered the 21st century with a unique combination of outstanding
natural surroundings and a great number of very old and very valuable
In Karlsudd, it’s never far to the great outdoors, with many walking trails and
bicycle paths. For the golfer, there’s “Waxholms Golfklubb,” which is less
than 5 km away. At the jetty by Bogesund Castle, about a kilometer from “Gun
on the Hill,” there is an area for swimming, with a sandy beach, cliffs and
an outdoor grill. Behind the castle is a pleasant café.
If you walk just over a kilometer to the Karlsudd jetty at the farthest end
of the promontory, you can go swimming at the small beach there. This is
also the jetty for regular boat trips to Vaxholm and Stockholm. See the
timetables of the ferry company,
A notable sight in the area is Bogesund Castle, built by
Count Per Brahe the Younger in 1654.
For more information on what to see and do in Vaxholm, visit
or contact the Vaxholm Tourist Office, phone +46
(0)8-541 314 80. There are also brochures in each of the cottages.