The archipelago

Sörmlands archipelago is more than 10,000 years old and consists of a sixty kilometer long coastline  incorporating Trosa, Nyköping and Oxelösunds municipality. There are about 2,800 islands. Sörmlands archipelago is not as exploited as many other places along the Swedish coastline and there are large areas of nature reserves.

Archipelagotours with Apelago

Welcome to join the tour at Trosa Guest Harbor or from Trosa Havsbad. The boat will take you to the island Kråmö in about 30 min where we make a stop for about 45-60 min. Kråmö is a nature reserve and there’s a small kiosk and cottages for rent (pre-bookings only).

Buy your tickets at Trosa Harbor office or online.

2/7 – 2/8 daily
2-16/8 Thursday-Sunday

10.00 Trosa Guest Harbor – 10:15 Trosa Havsbad – 11:30 Kråmö – back in Trosa Guest Harbor 12:00
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Trosa Rederi

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Boattaxi in Trosa

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 Island Kråmö

At convenient boat distance from Trosa lies the archipelago idyll Kråmö, which is Trosa municipality’s own holiday island. The island’s settlement is still dominated by small booths, which contributes to a genuine sense of the archipelago environment. The harbour is very idyllic and a wonderful place for swimming. Kråmö island, with the old island farm which has roots in the 1600s, was formerly part of the estate Tureholm. In the 1940s, Kråmö was bought of a dairy owner who built the cottages for their workers. Nowadays this summer idyll is owned by Trosa municipality.

There are countless stories about the legendary Tärken who lived on Kråmö for 52 years. Einar Tärk and his wife Hilja were the last residents of the island, but in 2003 they moved to Trosa. Several generations of children in Trosa remember Hilja who worked in the school canteen. Einar, who fled Estonia in a rowboat in the 1940s built solid fishing boats at Kråmö. The biggest boat he built is still there. Nowadays there is a museum on Kråmö. It shows, apart from archipelago subjects, a part of Tärkens life work. Tärk has also given its name to the treacherous stone collection north of Kråmö between Brännskär and Högholmen. For a long time it was not marked on the chart. It is said that Tärken stood on his mountain and looked for boats that hit the stones. When someone got caught, he went out with the fishing boat and pulled off the boat – against fair compensation of course. Not until he himself got stuck there and a neighbor had to come and pull him off for a fee, of course, came “Tärks grund” to be marked on the chart.

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.

Sävö Island

Sävö is located near the mainland and has an inner archipelago character. The island is strongly influenced by agriculture and grazing. The island is only 300 meters from Källvik bridge and is only accessible by boat. The hostel runs a boat to collect/drop off.
Read more here or here. For transport of day visits contact Ebbe Anklev +46 (0)73-040 55 13. Returns are driven Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Island Askö

The over 8 km long Asko has large sections of forest, including very old pine trees. There is also an archaic agricultural landscape that still is grazed by sheep and cows. Rare orchid flowers grow in the meadows and in the varied environment of the archipelago you can see diffrent kind of rare insects. Askö has relatively few natural harbors but Storsand and Lillsand are popular sandy beaches where you can get to by boat. On sunny summer days it is often catch rides between the boats out here to get the best seats!

Askö Laboratory was built on the north of Askö in 1961, it coordinates Swedish marine research and environmental monitoring. The laboratory is one of Stockholm University’s marine research center and is located in one of the least affected coastal areas along the entire east coast, which is also one of the most well-studied marine areas in the world. It conducts research and training throughout the year in the marine sector. The Askö area works since the 1970s as a reference area for observation and has great international significance.

Island “Öja”, Landsort

The island Öja has a wonderful view. This is where Stockholm and Trosa archipelagos meet. The island also has the oldest lighthouse, Landsort. Since the 1660s it has shone continuously to show the safe path up towards Dalarö and Stockholm. The present lighthouse dates from 1678 and is the archipelago’s strongest, with a nominal range of 18 nautical miles. Landsort is probably also the oldest pilotstation where ships on order of Gustav Vasa have been piloting assistance since 1535. Landsort was, for many years, an active community with school, business and military activities but is now mostly an island with summer visitors and tourists. The year-round residents is estimated to be somewhere between 10 and 20 people. There are three harbours on Öja; Norrhamn (Northern harbour), Östhamn (East harbour) and Västhamn (West harbour). A lovely walk leads around the island and up to the lighthouse. Eider ducks and other birdscan can be seen here in the spring and autumn and there is a bird observatory on the island. The pest Cemetery from 1710, when almost half the island’s population died, is worth seeing, as well as the archipelago’s largest pothole, 4 feet deep and 3 feet in diameter, located northeast of Norrviken.

Christmas Eve lighthouse

Christmas Eve lighthouse on the island of Bokö-Oxnö is a nature reserve. The island is relatively difficult to reach, but it can be at Skonötudden on the east side. The lighthouse is located on the north side. The lighthouse is said to have received its name when a ship was wrecked here during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. Opposite the Christmas Eve lighthouse you can see Högholmen, also known as Smuggler mountain. Below the hill there is a deep and good anchorage where cargoboats in the old days were waiting for the right wind to sail through Boköströmmen. The site was also used for boats that had smuggeled goods on board. Smuggler mountain with its caves was a perfect hideaway.

Island “Grytan”

Around the island of Grytan, east of Kråmö, there are many exciting stories. Here it is said to have been liquor smuggling and an advanced hiding game with the customs service, primarily in the alcohol restrictive 1930’s. Grytan (“the kettle”) has probably got its name from the giant holes made by the ice sheet achieved in the flat rocks.

Island “Korpen”

The 23 meter high cliffwall rises dramatically from the sea. This is the place for a very local test of manhood. It is said that you have to jump from there to being viewed as a real man in Trosa. However, it is dangerous and not recommended.