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Hjälmö & Lådna

Photo: Bosse Lind

The islands of Hjälmö and Lådna are unique and unexploited parts of the central archipelago. Both islansds have small scale agricultural farms and pastures that are kept well managed by the workers and farm animals at the Archipelago Foundation.

Västergården farm at Hjälmö still looks almost as it did a hundred years ago. Here you can enjoy the blooming pastures early in the summer, take a stroll along the children’s nature path or visit the farm.

Lådna is an active island with a shop, a gas station and regular boat traffic year-round. Oppgården farm on the island is from the 19th century, with an active small scale archipelago agricultural farm.

Träskö-Storö is a part of Hjälmö-Lådna nature reserve. Here you will find a protected bay that is a perfect natural harbour for private boats. Right next to Träskö-Storö is Stora Kalholmen with a lovely hostel - a red large villa, built in 1914.

Regarding the nature reserve

Hjälmö-Lådna 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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