Idö

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Time stands still on Idö. The island no longer has any permanent residents, but the old cultural countryside lures visitors who are looking to enjoy magnificent archipelago nature.

Ranger’s tips

On Idö you will find absolute tranquility. It’s quite a sizeable island with some fantastic countryside, but no restaurants, cars, shops or intrusive power cables. You have to fend for yourself here, and be in tune with nature.
You can fetch water from pumps at the few red cabins that are here, but if you need anything else you’ll have to bring it yourself. My favourite time of year is May, with its wonderful floral displays. Wood anemones covering the forest floor, fields of wild garlic and cowslip, and vibrant displays of orchids.