The Archipelago Foundation’s operations encompass a large area both geographically and in terms of activities. Click on the links to watch clips of some of the Foundation’s employees and entrepreneurs.
The Archipelago Foundation ranger Gunnar Hjertstrand and Living Archipelago (Levande skärgårdsnatur)
The project Living Archipelago (Levande skärgårdsnatur) is targeted at protecting and preserving plant and animal life in the archipelago. This is achieved through continuous inventory work for certain animals and plants, which has been carried out since the 1970s. When changes are discovered, actions to try to deal with the problem and disturbances are rapidly in place. The rangers and conservation officers of the Archipelago Foundation are involved in the work, together with scientists from a number of institutions. These subsequently process the results from fieldwork.
The Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs Hugo Olofsson and Olle Tejle at Lidö
Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs Hugo Olofsson and Olle Tejle have looked after visitors to Lidö, one of the Foundation’s larger destinations in the Stockholm archipelago, since 2011. The work consists of everything from running the inn and guest harbour to looking after the hotel and hostel.
The Archipelago Foundation ranger Per Mattsson at Örskär
Per Mattsson is a ranger on Örskär, which is the Foundation’s most northerly nature reserve, located in the municipality of Östhammar. The island is best known for its lighthouse station and presents a varied archipelago landscape with bare rocks on the horizon to the north and a leafy middle archipelago to the south. Per talks about his work and the area he covers.
The Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs David Mattsson och Malin Jönsson at Fejan
Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs David Mattsson and Malin Jönsson have looked after visitors to Fejan since 2008. The work consists of everything from an archipelago restaurant, to conferences and hostel accommodation.
The Archipelago Foundation ranger Mikael Odenstig at Häringe-Hammersta
Mikael Odenstig is ranger for the peninsulas of Häringe and Hammersta, north of Nynäshamn in the southern archipelago of Stockholm. The Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve is a superb area for nature lovers, and especially those who love rambling. Beautiful agricultural countryside and the natural world of the archipelago in a harmonious mix. Häringe offers several prepared rambling trails, while Hammersta is more suitable for just wandering.
The Archipelago Foundation entrepreneur Maria Jonasson och Malin Jönsson at Gålö
Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs Maria Jonasson and Johan Blomquist have looked after visitors to Gålö, the largest of the Archipelago Foundation destinations in the Stockholm archipelago, since 2006. The works consists of everything from Gålö Havsbad, to running the restaurant, tourist cabins and campsite.
The Archipelago Foundation ranger Anders Aronsson at Björnö
Anders Aronsson is ranger on Björnö, which lies outside of Ingarö in the central Stockholm archipelago. It’s easy to reach Björnö by car. There are fine bathing rocks here, a family-friendly sandy beach and from May to September a snorkelling trail for people with impaired vision. An exciting Mullestig has been laid out through the forest down towards the swimming. The area is full of activity during the summer, with different types of camping.
The Archipelago Foundation entrepreneur Stefan Guldstrand at Utö
Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs Stefan Guldstrand and Anders Malm have been running the services for visitors operation in Utö since 1997. This is one of the Foundation’s major destinations in the Stockholm archipelago. The services include everything from the Utö inn and guest harbour to the hotel and hostel.
The Archipelago Foundation ranger Kalle Sundberg in the Möja nature reserve
Kalle Sundberg is one of the rangers in the Möja nature reserve, which is located east of Möja in Stockholm’s middle archipelago. The nature reserve is sparsely built up, features canals, coves and a strait, and is a paradise for boating enthusiasts owing to its many sheltered natural harbours. He explains about his work and the area he covers, right by the boundary to the outer archipelago.
The Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs Jonas Backlund and Robin Eriksson at Gällnö
Archipelago Foundation entrepreneurs Jonas Backlund and Robin Eriksson have been running the shop, café, bar and hostel on Gällnö in Stockholm’s middle archipelago since 2010.
The Archipelago Foundation conservation officer Jonny Nord at Arholma
Jonny Nord is a conservation officer and tenant farmer on Arholma and Idö, which are located in Stockholm’s northern archipelago. Arholma is a relatively large island that features plenty of walking trails through a fabulous cultural landscape with perfectly preserved farms and houses. Jonny explains what everyday life at Simesgården is like and talks about his work on the nature reserve.
The Archipelago Foundation entrepreneur Michael Vinell at Finnhamn
Archipelago Foundation entrepreneur Michael Vinell has been running the services for visitors operation in Finnhamn since 2013. This is one of the Foundation’s major destinations in the Stockholm archipelago. The operation includes everything from the archipelago restaurant and shop to the hostel and to kayak hire.