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Guide to Finnhamn – the archipelago island for everyone

2018-08-03
Guide to Finnhamn – the archipelago island for everyone

Finnhamn is located in the northern part of Stockholm archipelago and is a group of three islands. This island offers many things to do and explore - sunbathing, an outdoor gym, soccer fields, cozy overnight cottages and a foodtruck serving tapas. Finnhamn is a well visited island perfect for a day trip but also for longer visits since there are plenty of things to do here. Photo: Bengt Nyman.

About Finnhamn in Stockholm archipelago 

Finnhamn is a nature reserve owned by the Archipelago Foundation. The island is located in the northern part of the archipelago and is a group of islands consisting of Stora Jolpan, Idholmen and Lilla Jolpan. Finnhamn has one main road that leads to most of the sights - just follow the road signs and you will find your way.  

Tips of sport activities

At Finnhamn there are a lot of things to do and there's an activity for everyone. Ragnar's kiosk offers kayaks, rowing boats and SUP for rent, there is an outdoor gym next to the main road at Stora Jolpan, and there are several soccer fields around the island.

Beaches and bathing sites

Finnhamn has many smaller beaches and lots of cliffs to sunbathe from. Paradisviken offers a bathing site perfect for families with children and if you want to find a more secluded spot, head down to the water nearby the grocery store passing the small red cottages.

Organic farming in the archipelago

Idholmens gård is an organic farm in the middle of the archipelago. Buy fresh eggs, freshly harvested organic vegetables, homemade jams and flavored oils in the farm shop.

Hiking and island hopping

Are you hiking? Follow the hiking trail signs placed around the island. For those who are island hopping, a rowing boat connects Finnhamn with Kålgårdsö and Ingmarsö. There always has to be one boat on each side of the strait. Take one rowing boat to the island you are going to, row back with the other boat as a trailer, and then row back again. A simple and charming solution.

Foodtrucks, restaurants & café

This year, foodtrucks have found their way out to the archipelago. Next to Ragnar's kiosk, a foodtruck serves tapas in larger sizes. The chef is Spanish of course. At Finnhamn Café and Krog you can enjoy a nice dinner or a drink with a view on the rooftop bar. Ragnar's kiosk sells ice cream, coffee, salads and more.

Spending the night at Finnhamn

The hostel Utsikten is situated on a hill with beautiful views. Stay in the 100-year-old merchant villa or in the cottages nearby. There is cottage village on the island of Idholmen. Here you truly live close to nature - a step outside the door and you stand right in the middle of the woods. Finnhamn also has a camping site, and Sjölängorna located right by the ocean.

Top 3 – the best of Finnhamn

1. The versatility, there is something here for everyone - beaches, cliffs, activities, hiking and organic farming

2. The many options for activities – play soccer, try the outdoor gym, go for a run, try SUP

3. The size – perfect island for a day trip

How to get there

Visit any of the guest harbors at Finnhamn with your own boat or travel with the Cinderella boats to – the trip takes about 2 hours from Stockholm.

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