Rögrund, beside the sea route between Dalarö and Stavsnäs, has an exciting history. After being used as pastoral island by farmers from Nämdö, it was purchased early in the 20th century by a tie manufacturer, who built himself a summer house there where the cream of Stockholm society relaxed and partied.
After periods as holiday home, rehabilitation centre for housewives and care facility, Rögrund is now part of the Nämdö nature reserve and is owned by the Archipelago Foundation.
In what was once the summer residence, we now find the Grundet hostel, whose rooms are named after lighthouses that can be seen from the island, while Sjöstugan is now a well-stocked bar and restaurant specialising in KRAV-labelled and locally produced food.
There are also an observation tower, guest jetty, camp-site and obstacle course, while boats and kayaks are available for hire. We find also a toboggan ride and a concrete crocodile tirelessly guarding the ocean, smooth rocks and any boats that pass. The island is great for families, even though it doesn’t have sandy beaches. All around the island smooth rock slabs make access to the sea easy.