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Stora (big) and Lilla (small) Sandböte are two islands east of Ornö in Stockholm’s southern archipelago. The islands are nature reserves with natural forest and meadows. 

At Stora Sandböte you will find an interesting cultural environment with older buildings. There is a popular natural harbour at Lilla Sandböte if you come by private boat, and you can swim in the strait between Stora and Lilla Sandböte.

A restored fishing homestead from the 18th century houses a small museum, and the harbour also has a boat building museum. The boat building museum and Anna’s cabin are open for visitors on Sundays during high season. During the spring, summer and autumn, members of the Nature Conservation Association can rent one of the houses on the island.

Regarding the nature reserve

Stora and Lilla Sandböte are nature reserves 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.