Svartlöga

Foto: Bo Lind

Svartlöga - great for swimming and walking

Svartlöga rests on the horizon like a black line, hence ”Svart” which means black. Despite its position far out in the archipelago, the island was home to a number of permanent residents until the 1960’s.

People lived off fishing and farming, but also from hunting. Svartlöga was one of the few islands that survived the ravages of the Russians in 1719 because when the enemies’ boats ran aground they were savagely shot at by the islanders, who were experienced seal hunters.

The landscape of Svartlöga is varied, with excellent opportunities for swimming and walking.