The small island of Arholma does have a restaurant, operating during summer only. With just 50 permanent residents on the island it stands to reason. During our stay on the island we went for a meal one evening and got entertained by West African drummers and dancers as a bonus. There had been workshops in West African dancing and now there was a public performance.
Drummer from West Africa
Drummer and dancer
These guys were just so good, a real treat to watch and listen to.
The performance was inside the restaurant, but almost all patrons had their meals al fresco before migrating inside to watch the performance.
Dinner time at Arholma restaurant
The views over the approach to the small island harbor were pretty spectacular. A great way to end a nice summer day
Arholma, an island in the northern part of Stockholm Archipelago. There are some 50 people living there all year round and perhaps 500 during summer. During summertime you can go by boat from downtown Stockholm, a nice 4,5 hour ride.
Leaving central Stockholm for the archipelago
There are no cars on Arholma. It’s ever so nice to walk the country lanes and only encounter bicycles or slow moving 3 or 4 wheel open vehicles.
I suppose there are sandy beaches somewhere around, but in this part of the world we prefer the polished granite cliffs instead of the sandy beaches. The cliffs get nicely warm in the sun and are surprisingly comfortable. All very reminiscent of childhood summers.