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Vidinge and Vidingsöra

  • Coordinates
    59°39'37.0"N 19°11'15.3"E
    Land area
    58 ha
    Leif Malmgren

Vidinge is an outer archipelago with many islands, small and large. The old village, where the permanent residents once lived, is located on the eastern side of the main island. This main island is separated from Skäret by a couple of dug channels, and to the east of Skäret lies Österöran.

Vidingsöra lies a short distance to the south. The islands have the special characteristics of the outer archipelago, with ground granite and gneiss slabs alternating with loamy hollows, sandy reefs and points. The Swedish words “ör” and “öra” are used to describe sandy or gravelly islands and points. Alder and birch are well established here, with rosehip, guelder rose and alpine currants.

The ground flora is copious, with species that include wild garlic, Solomon’s seal and coralroot. Vidingsöra is a long sandy reef covered with alder and ash forest. The dense juniper undergrowth is difficult to penetrate in places. Ötterörarna, Söderören and Långstensören are home to fine bathing rocks. A couple of hay meadows on the main island have been privately restored.