To see & do
Harstena is one of the most popular islands in our archipelago. The island is known for its incredible nature and sea, and also for its history as a local fishing village. There are lots of things to do: apart from going for a swim or fishing, you can explore the museum to learn more about the history and life in the Swedish archipelago. There is also a smokehouse where you can get smoked fish, caught in the sea in front of you. The bakery offers freshly made buns of all kinds throughout summer. Why not bring the local Harstens-loaf back to the mainland!
Getting here is easy and there are a number of ways:
– Skärgårdslinjen (local boat) from Fyrudden, Tyrislöt or Arkösund, see www.skargardslinjen.com
– Taxiboat from a local harbour
At the very end of the archipelago towards open sea is the island of Häradsskär. The small island has been a known fishing hot spot since medieval times. With its flat characteristics, the island has hosted families and workers for hundreds of years regardless of stormy weathers.
Östgötaleden Hiking Trail
In Gryt there are lots of beautiful hiking trails. Östgötaleden runs from Fyrudden along the shore towards Ekön camp site. With a distance of a few kilometers it’s a perfect day trip with a viewing tower and BBQ spots along the way.
Find out more: www.visitostergotland.se/en/start/
A communal beach is located at Sandgärdet and equipped with new toilets and designed to be accessible for all. There’s also an outdoor gym. You can also access a ‘beach’ at Björkudden or Ekön camp site.