Are you looking for things to around Stockholm this summer? Then a visit to the porcelain town of Gustavsberg is highly recommended. We have created the ultimate guide to Gustavsberg - where to see the best sights, cafés, restaurants and activities. At the bottom of this page you can find a map of where to find all things on our list.
Gustavsberg has plenty of things to offer, suitable for both children and adults. Playground, new and old design, outlets, museum and water activities are a few things you can find in this guide.
Gustavsberg’s Porcelain Museum
If you visit Gustavsberg, a trip to the porcelain museum is a must. The museum is a ceramic treasure trove with lots of things to discover – they currently have an exhibition about one of Sweden’s most famous ceramicist Lisa Larsson and her time in Gustavsberg. There is also the unique Gustavsberg Collection, featuring over 45 000 items. Here you will find out more about the collection, porcelain factory’s history and the people that worked there. During the summer children can work with clay in the park outside the museum.
Tip – The Lisa Larsson exhibition is available until 12th September, 2021.
The Gustavsberg auction hall
The Gustavsberg auction hall usually hold classic auctions, where you can bid for items and hear the sound of the auction club. During the pandemic the auctions are held online, but you can still visit the showroom on Chamottevägen where you can shop for antiques, art and beautiful items. Well worth a visit!
Fajans Park in the Porcelain quarters
In the Porcelain quarters in Gustavsberg you can find a newly built playground that serves as a gathering point for both children and adults. In the Fajans Park you can find two pieces of art with connection to the Porcelain factory – The Wagon by local artist Ylva Wilhelmina Franzén and The Tree by Rikard Fåhraeus.
Outlet stores in Gustavsberg
In the harbour area of Gustavsberg you can find three outlet stores that are a must visit if you like shopping. Here you can find a wide range of porcelain, books, fabrics, cutlery, crockery and much more. In the Iittala outlet you can find home interior with Nordic design. The famous glass brand Orrefors Kosta Boda also have an outlet store in Gustavsberg.
Water activities in the harbour
In the Gustavsberg harbour you can find a wide variety of water sports and activities such as SUPs, jet skis and various boats available for hire.
Gustavsberg has plenty of restaurants and cafés well worth a visit. The ones listed in this guide have their own unique specialities.
At the heart of Gustavsberg harbour lies the pleasant Bistro Gustavsberg, where you can enjoy well-prepared Swedish classics, such as cured salmon, fried pickled herring, home-made meatballs, shrimp sandwiches and much more. Here you’ll find food to suit all tastes and all ages! Weather permitting, we recommend that you take a seat on their spacious veranda with a view of the harbour entrance, where Stromma’s beautiful turn-of-the-century boat the M/S Gustavsberg Vll usually moors at the quayside.
Tip – On some weekday evenings, you can enjoy events such as live music from the outdoor stage, BBQ evenings, theatre performances and auctions.
At Restaurant Kattholmen you can find food with influences from all over the world, as well as their excellent gelato. They also have a smaller café, Kattlådan, serving traditional Swedish fika.
Kersh Kaffe – coffee brewery
In the Gustavsberg harbour area you can find local micro coffee brewery Kersh. Here you can both purchase coffee beans to take home, as well as enjoy a cup of high-quality coffee. They also serve luxury pizzas and other treats.
Deliverkstan – a miniature deli market
Purchase some local delicacies from Gustavsberg. Deliverkstan is a small deli market located in the harbour where you can find a deli counter, desserts, fresh fruit and vegetables and kitchen preparing their own products.
In the old Pandemic Hospital from the late 1900’s you can find the small and cosy garden café, Kafé Villagatan. Here you can enjoy plenty of home baked goods and grilled sourdough sandwiches, either inside or outside in the beautiful garden filled with roses and peonies. The café is a popular destination for both families, retirees and couples.
Waffles and vintage shopping
At Våffelmakeriet in Gustavsberg you can find a unique combination of homemade waffles and vintage shopping. Located in a cosy old croft you can enjoy a homely atmosphere as well as both sweet and savoury waffles. Most of the items are for sale if a particular painting or chair peaks your interest.
Gustavsberg has a lot of things to see and do, so it might very well be worth staying overnight if you’d like more time to explore.
Hotell Blå Blom
In the centre of Gustavsberg, located in two of the porcelain factory’s most renowned buildings, you can find Hotell Blå Blom. The rooms are decorated in their own personal style and has an atmosphere taken from the town’s glory days. The hotel also has a cosy restaurant, where you’ll also enjoy your breakfast. If you stay here you will have the Porcelain quarters just around the corner and walking distance t most sights and restaurants in Gustavsberg.
Located just by the sea, in the middle of nature about 25 minutes by car outside Gustavsberg, you can find beautiful Skevik’s Gård. They specialise in local produce and even have their own farm with vegetables, pigs, chickens and bees. They also have a gym (both outdoors and indoors), a spa, hot tubs and a sauna.
There are plenty of ways to get to Gustavsberg – travel by car, bus or boat.
Travel with a classic archipelago ship
From central Stockholm you can travel with classic archipelago ship M/S Gustafsberg VII all the way to Gustavsberg. The cruise takes you through narrow passages and canals before arriving in the quaint Gustavsberg harbour. You can either purchase a one way or return ticket. If you choose a return ticket you will have time to step off the boat and explore the town for a few hours.
Tip – Pre book your boat ticket to Gustavsberg online for guaranteed space
Car to Gustavsberg
If you travel to Gustavsberg by car you will take road 222 from Stockholm. During the summer it may be hard to find parking by the porcelain quarters, so we recommend that you park by the library – only a short walk from the harbour.
Public transport to Gustavsberg
Take SL Bus 474 directly to Gustavsberg from Slussen. The busses depart every 10-15 minutes.