Imagine the long, light summer nights and the deep blue sea that makes you long for freedom, fresh breezes and adventures. Genuine Östergötland archipelago settings, untouched nature and a vivid cultural landscape characterise the archipelago of Östergötland. Here you are close to all the services you may need and you have easy access to various activities and adventures in the beautiful archipelago.
Arkösund, once an old fishing village, is today the gateway to the northern archipelago of Östergötland and a popular bathing resort. Arkösund’s archipelago offers an extensive range of activities and services to visiting archipelago enthusiasts.
S:t Anna’s Archipelago is the middle part of the archipelago of Östergötland and is known for its many islands and coves. St. Anna’s Archipelago also has a lively rural area with plenty of activities and good service.
Gryts archipelago is characterized by the dramatic contrast between the inner archipelago’s lush greenery and the outer archipelago’s bare rocky hills towards the open sea. There are many islands, several large nature reserves and genuine archipelago environments. The famous ports of Fyrudden and Gryts Varv are lively venues for archipelago adventurers.
Tourist attractions in the Östergötland archipelago
Enjoy the genuine archipelago environment on the old seal catching island", and experience the outermost archipelago’s impressive scenery close by.
Visit the Nature Exhibition where you can study the underwater world. Enjoy wonderful walks and refreshing swimming in the ocean in the beautiful archipelago surroundings.
Edgards på Lagnö
Edgard’s with exhibitions about life in the archipelago in the early 1900s. Also, a nature reserve with a rich bird and butterfly life.
Discover history at Stegeborg, which was one of the most important strongholds during the Middle Ages. The castle ruins are situated on a small island near the entrance to Göta Kanal.
The chapel is located at Västra Gärsholmen in St. Anna archipelago. The church has activities from May to September and services are conducted every Sunday and holiday at 11 am.
By car take E4 motorway and/or E22 which follows the coastline. Arkösund/Norrköping Take road 209 from Norrköping to Arkösund or there is a regular bus service from Resecentrum situated next to the railway station in Norrköping.
Once in Arkösund, Skärgårdslinjen offers services to the islands further out during summer. St. Anna/Söderköping If travelling by car, take road 210 to Tyrislöt situated on the island of Norra Finnö. From Tyrislöt, Skärgårdslinjen provides regular boat services to the islands.
For the island of Södra Finnö, take road 210 and follow the signs for Södra Finnö.
Boat tours regularly frequent the archipelago via the Göta Canal. Gryt/Valdemarsvik From Valdemarsvik, take road 212 to Gryt and Fyrudden.
Boat trips to a number of the islands further out are available. There is a regular bus service to Gryt and Fyrudden. More information available at the tourist offices.