A popular destination for swimming and berry picking
Gålö’s natural environment is diverse and picturesque; a combination of cultivated fields and large forests that offers nature lovers a variety of activities and experiences. The cultivated landscape in the north around Stegsholm hosts a large concentration of oak trees and birdlife. Gålö is a popular destination in the late summer and autumn for wild-berry and mushroom pickers. People come here to swim in the summer..
The 50 kilometres of shoreline offer good opportunities for fishing and swimming. Skälåker has the longest sandy beach in the archipelago, and fishing is recommended on the eastern side of the island. Years of fishery conservation and the release of sea trout have made Gålö waters the best place in central Sweden for trout fishing. The sounds around Gålö are well known for Baltic herring.