Fejan has been a highly popular destination for many years, but it all started with a cholera epidemic in Europe. The Swedish authorities decided at the end of the 19th century to expropriate a complete missionary station, disassembled and ready to be sent to Congo, and erect it on Fejan as a quarantine station, next to the passage from Stockholm towards Åland.
Later, during the Second World War, around 1,000 Baltic refugees were quartered in the previous hospital wards. Several buildings from the quarantine station are still standing, such as the doctor’s villa, with its ornate carpentry, and the large, brick-built Von Döbeln hospital.
Now, however, sun-tanned sailors, families and gallant canoeists meet and mingle in the hill from the jetty. What used to be the quarantine station is today a hostel and conference centre. And the old gasworks is now home to Fejan Outdoor, a company that arranges outdoor activities. The guest harbour and a regular ferry service ensure that Fejan is easy to get to.