Located less than 40 miles south of Stockholm, Nynashamn is a frequent jumping-off point and stopover destination for cruise ships and ferries servicing the region. Commerce in the area began to increase with the construction of a rail line to Stockholm constructed in the early 20th century. Once a flourishing spa town (it hosted the Olympic sailing regatta in 1912), Nynashamn ceased to function as much of a tourist draw in and of itself following the construction of industrial facilities and an oil refinery prior to the end of World War I.
How to Get to Nynashamn
Travelers issuing from Stockholm can access Nynashamn via the Pendeltåg, a commuter rail line, as well several bus lines. Many area residents make the approximately hour-long trip by car via Route 73.
One Day in Nynashamn
Many travelers on cruise ships bound for points beyond are loath to discover that they are in fact stopping in what amounts to a relatively small (with a population of a little more than 10,000), industrial town with little to offer in the way of entertainment. However, the surrounding natural landscape offers many opportunities for picturesque views and recreation. One of the most popular is the island of Gotland, which is accessible via a short ferry ride from Nynashamn. The island is home to more than 90 medieval churches, beautiful rock formations, and the UNESCO-listed town of Visby.
Many cruise ships take advantage of the somewhat larger port facilities
than those available in Stockholm and opt to stopover in Nynashamn
rather than her much more attractive neighbor to the north. Accommodations near the port are available for travelers who arrive late
or have early-morning connections to make.