At the turn of the century, the little fishing village grew into a centre for ferry traffic to Gotland and Russia, and it also became known internationally as a spa resort. During the 1912 Olympic Games, Nynäshamn hosted the Olympic sailing events.
The rich and varied countryside around Nynäshamn has much to offer the lover of the great outdoors. There are several nature reserves around Nynäshamn and the chances of coming across wild animals such as elk, deer or even wild boar are high!
Nowadays a large number of annual races for sailing and motor-boats can be watched from the beautiful vantage point of Strandvägen in the south of the town. Nynäshamn today is an attractive small town with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The town centre is within easy walking distance from both harbour and station.
Travelling to the Port of Nynäshamn
Nynäshamn is located around sixty kilometres south of Stockholm. It can be reached by car, bus and commuter train all year round.
Getting to the port of Nynäshamn by car
If you are approaching from Stockholm, take route 73 southbound from Årsta or Gullmarsplan.
If you are approaching from Södertälje, take route 225 and stay on this road until it terminates at the port of Nynäshamn.
Other ways of getting to the port
You can travel between Stockholm and Nynäshamn using commuter train (change train in Västerhaninge). The terminal building at Nynäshamn is approximately 400 m north of where the commuter train stops. Read more at sl.se (external link)
There are also connecting airport bus services that operate according to Gotland ferry arrivals and departures. Read more (external link)
In the ferry terminal building you have access to:
•Kiosk (opening times vary with vessel calls)
•Computer terminals providing internet access
•Wheelchairs (available for passengers to use)
At the port of Nyäshamn there is a parking lot for passengers and an additional parking area is in the process of being made available. Parking is pay-and-display and is administered by Europark.
Nynäshamn centre and Nynäsvägen boast a wide selection of shops where you will find clothes, music, jewellery, crafts, shoes, books, electrical goods, home furnishings and much more.
Most shops are open weekdays 9.30 am-6 pm and Saturdays 9.30 am-2 pm. Some shops also open Sundays, and food shops are oepn every day.
The harbour booths at Fiskehamnen are open during the summer months, offering everything from antiques, art and knitted goods to cafés serving Lejonet & Björnen ice cream, waffles and other cakes. The harbour booths are a pleasant place for a stroll, or why not enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the cafés? The harbour boths are open every weekend in May and every day in June, July and August.