Roslagen's capital city, Norrtälje, is an idyllic small town with centuries-old buildings and a medieval road network. Here you'll find shops, restaurants and cafés, art galleries, events and museums year round! Visit the small delicatessens with local produce, the inspiring interior design shops and the cozy cafés. The city's pubs often have jazz and blues on the program. The whole town sways during the summer's Norrtälje's Jazz Days.
Norrtälje was founded by King Gustav II Adolf in 1622, but much of the town was burned down in 1719 when the Russians ravaged the islands, burning everything in their path. In the mid 1800's, Norrtälje was one of the Baltic's most popular seaside resorts - known for its healing mud. Follow along on a city tour and find out more.
Södra Bergen hill offers an expansive view and, in the Norrtälje River, there is plenty of trout for fly-fishing. Walk along the river to the Societetsparken. Along the quay, you'll find the restaurant boat S/S Norrtelje. Follow the water along the pier out to Kärleksuddens bathing and restaurant area. Or take a boat ride in Roslagen's beautiful archipelago. During summer boats depart from Norrtälje Harbour, stopping at Lidö, Björkö and Arholma.
Norrtälje has hotels, camping, cottages, hostels open all year round, and a guest harbour.