Nåttarö differs from most other islands in the Stockholm archipelago in two ways. One is the tidy organised camp-site that for more than 50 years has offered summer fun to hundreds of people from all parts of society.
The cottage tents are set up in clearly defined rows between rocky knolls, innovative and well-organised, with plenty of space for individual arrangements.
The other is the many wonderful sandy beaches of Nåttarö. Some people call this the sandbox of the archipelago. The well-used path from the jetty crosses the low-lying island, through oak and pine copses, to Storsand. Where the forest opens, visitors are met by soft sand dunes, the odour of seaweed and a boundless horizon. And there are several smaller sandy beaches to complete the joy on offer.
Nåttarö was one of the first marine nature reserves in Sweden, with shallow bays and underwater vegetation that is rich in species. The first snorkelling trail in Stockholm was opened next to the jetty in 2009, marked at the surface by yellow buoys, and by information signs under water telling of the wildlife there.