Grinda, with its luxuriant archipelago nature, is just an hour’s boat ride away from Stockholm. This is a popular place visited by many, with hotel, hostel, guest harbour and cabins to rent, together with country store, ice cream kiosk, café and restaurant. The island also has agriculture, grazing, barren rocks and luxuriant growth where visitors ramble.
It was director of the Nobel Foundation Henrik Santesson who purchased Grinda in 1906 and built a huge art nouveau palace as summer residence for himself and his family. This stone mansion is now the inn, Grinda Wärdshus.
Grinda in its entirety is today a nature reserve, with agriculture and animal husbandry as necessary elements to keep the landscape open and alive. Coniferous forest, leafy arbours, open cultivated land, grazing animals and picking hens make walking across the island, between the two jetties on Grinda, a pleasant experience.
Grinda during the summer provides a diverse range of activities, such as musical evenings, a regatta and barbecue events.