Foto: Bo Lind

Gällnö – traditional archipelago neighbourhood

Arriving at Gällnö is like stepping back in time. In characteristic archipelago style, the red wooden houses are surrounded by lilacs and outhouses.

Down by the harbour is the boathouse settlement, scarcely altered through the years. Tended by a thriving agricultural community, this is one of the archipelago’s best-preserved cultural landscapes, with its fields, meadows and smooth glacial rocks.

Gällnö has a population of thirty and in the small village there is a craft shop, café and bar, which is open during the summer, an exhibition of the island’s cultural history and rowing boats to hire. In Torsviken and around Brännholmen there are several good swimming spots.

For more information, visit:
Archipelago Foundation