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NATURE RESERVE

Ålö and Rånö

  • Coordinates
    58°55'31.6"N 18°11'56.0"E
    Land area
    1041 ha
    Ranger
    Anders Blomlöf
  • Shop
  • Beach
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rental
  • Shower
  • Barbecue Area
  • Information
  • Café
  • Natural harbour
  • Restaurant
  • Steamboat jetty
  • Holiday village
  • Basic camp site

Utö and Ålö are separated only by a narrow strait with a small bridge. On Ålö, the road continues through wonderful forests, past Ålö Farm where the land is used for feed crops and the meadows are grazed by sheep, horses and Hereford cattle.

From Ålö Farm the road continues southwards, around the Källviken bays, to the horseshoe sandy beach at Storsand. The broad bay is considered to be one of Stockholm’s finest bathing locations, and many visitors come here during the summer. If you instead choose to return to the crossroads at Ålö Farm and follow the road to Ålöfladen, you will arrive at Båtshaket, a wateredge restaurant famous for its smoked fish. There is also a guest jetty here, and a jetty served by the archipelago scheduled boat service.

On the Rånö side of the strait that separates the two islands we find Ärnviken, where Vaxholmsbolaget’s boat service from Nynäshamn arrives. The Rånökällan food store and restaurant is also here. Furthermore, Rånö has tourist accommodation in cabins, a jogging trail around the island, and fine natural anchorages. It has also an active farm, Rånö Farm.

Both Rånö and Ålö are nature reserves, with old oaks and a rich flora, in particular around Ålö Farm, where the chalky rocks are considered to be the most flower-dense place in the complete archipelago.