Stendörrens Nature reserve
The reserve is located off the E4 between Stockholm and Nyköping (take off at Vagnhärad or Tystberga and take route 219 to Studsvik/Stendörren) and consists of two parts. From the mainland, you reach out to some of the islands through suspension bridges. The outer parts of the reserve, around Griskär, is available only by boat. On the mainland, there are pristine woodlands and coasts but also parts that are still cultivated in the traditional way. These latter elements are located mainly around the old fishing homestead Aspnäset.
The reserve has several marked hiking trails and you can look out over the archipelago from the observation tower, swim from the rocks, make seasonal shifts in flora and fauna or why not try to get fish for dinner. There are several fireplaces with firewood, toilets and rubbish bins. Always leave it in clean condition. This is necessary because the reserve is visited by nearly 200,000 people annually.
The nature reserve is part of the European network (Natura 2000) for valuable natural areas.
At Aspnäset there is a visitor center which is open during the summer. In the visitor center you can learn more about the Baltic Sea and the archipelago nature, environment and cultural history through exhibitions, guided tours and other activities. For information call the visitor centre +46 (0)155-26 31 80.