Norrtälje was founded in 1622 by Gustav II Adolf, but major sections of the town were burned down by the Russians in 1719. In the 1730s, the estate of Wallinska Gårdarna was built on Lilla Torget square and the Town Hall on Stora Torget square. In the mid-19th century, Norrtälje was one of the Baltic Sea’s most popular spa resorts – known for its healing mud.
Join one of the guided walks to learn more. Visit Norrtälje’s excellent art gallery, and Pythagoras Industrial Museum including Children’s Pythagoras – a creative experience that the whole family will appreciate. A walk up Södra Bergen hill offers fabulous, sweeping views of the town. The Norrtälje river flows through the middle of town and teems with sea trout for fly-fishing. Stroll along the river to Societetsparken.
Along the quay you’ll find the restaurant boat S/S Norrtelje. Follow the water via the Piren restaurant out to Kärleksudden with its bathing area and café. Norrtälje has hotels, cottages, camping, youth hostels open all year round and a guest harbour. Buses run regularly between Norrtälje and Stockholm.