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Trygg Gronskar Nov 19 Mavic 013
Photo: Henrik Trygg

Grönskär in the outer archipelago, east of Sandhamn. Visitors come here to experience the smooth barren cliffs that slope down into the sea, the beautiful nature, and most of all – the Queen of the Baltic Sea – The Grönskär Lighthouse. 

The beautifully preserved stone tower was built in 1770 and is a memorial of the days of ships and navigation and sea safety with a green light at the top. What used to be the living quarters of the lighthouse keeper is now used for conferences with beautiful panoramic views of the horizon. The red kerosene shed houses an exhibition about the history of Grönskär. 

Regarding the nature reserve

Grönskär is a nature reserve managed by the Archipelago Foundation.
You can read all about the rules for nature reserves at the County Administrative Board.

Explore with Street View

Did you know that you can have a look around the islands even before you travel? Go to Google Street View on the map by pulling the yellow icon (the figure) to the location you want to explore. Then click your way along hiking trails, forest paths, cliffs, and piers.

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All following links go to Google Maps.