It’s just as easy to get to Fjärdlång by kayak, your own boat or scheduled ferries from Waxholmsbolaget. When you get there, why not take a ramble across the dew-fresh hills of Fjärdlång and through grazing lands, followed by curious sheep and cows.
And no matter whether you choose a natural anchorage or the guest harbour, there are cabins to rent, a hostel for overnighting, a kiosk for shopping and rowing boats to rent. There’s no end to the alternatives.
Inspired by his artistic friends and their love of the archipelago, financier and art-lover Ernest Thiel purchased Fjärdlång with some nearby islands at the beginning of the 20th century. He had an ostentatious house, now known as “Thiel’s villa”, built on a cliff with a limitless view across the islands and ocean.
After his son Tage Thiel had taken over Fjärdlång, it wasn’t long before disastrous business deals forced him to sell it to the Swedish government. The villa is now a hostel, and the northern part of the island is managed by the Archipelago Foundation.
Myggskären, with its two small overnight huts, is also part of the nature reserve. First come, first served!