Utö is a popular summerdestination in the archipelago of Stockholm. The island is 154 ha, located in Haninge Municipality and gets about 70,000 visitors each year. There are currently about 250 permanent residents and over 300 summer houses.
Utö is an island with an unusual history. Unlike the other islands in the archipelago whose residents earned their livelihood from fishing or farming, Utö had their mining industry. Utö and the surrounding islands are unique from a geological point of view.
Ornö is one of the largest islands in the archipelago of Stockholm, located in Haninge Municipality. Ornö is 14 km long and 4 km wide. Settlements are scattered over the island, but most of the yearround residents live in Skinnardal-Hässelmara on the west side, Kyrkviken on the east side and Lättinge in the southwest. The bigger summer house areas are located at Ornöboda, Söderviken and alongside Mörbyfjärden. There are currently about 120 permanent residents and over 630 summer houses.
Askö is one of the biggest islands in the archipelago of Södermanland. It is located within a nature reserve in Trosa Municipiality. The island has no mainland connection.
Askö has a high richness of floral species, one of them the orchid Dactylorhiza sambucina, Adam och Eva (SV) or Elder-flowered Orchid (ENG) is shown in the picture below.
Ingmarsö is 10 km long and 1 km wide.
Ramsö is a small island (3 km²) in the archipelago of stockholm, located in Vaxholm Municipiality. There are about 25 permanent residents and 200 summer houses.
Iniö was an independent municipality until the end of 2008 and is now part of the town of Parga.
Iniö located in the north-western part of the Archipelago Sea on the border of the Sea of Åland.
Iniö consists of more than 1 000 islands and islets, of which 10 are inhabited year round. There are about 240 permanent residents in Iniö and most of them living in the 6 main villages – Norrby and South Village in Iniölandet, Keistiö, Jumo, Kolko and Åselholm.
During the summer Iniö dubbles it residents thanks to all part-time residents and summer visitors.
In Iniö there are 3 marinas, 2 shops, 2 restaurants and 2-3 places where you can get dinner/lunch served during the summer, several Ben & Breakfasts, post office, school, meeting rooms, etc. …
Iniö is part of the Archipelago Trail, which means good connections in different directions.
Muhu (in Estonian also called Muhumaa) is Estonia’s third largest island in the Baltic Sea.
Together with neighbouring islets of Kesselaid, Viirelaid, Võilaid and Suurlaid it forms Muhu municipality. The municipality has a population of about 2000 , which more than doubles during the summer months. Muhu`s area is 198 km2 (The municipality covers an area of 206 km²). There are 52 villages. Muhu is linked by ferry to Virtsu on the mainland, and to Saaremaa by a causeway, the Väinatamm. The distance between Muhu island and mainland is 7.3 km. In winter, when it is cold enough an ice road connects the island to the mainland. It is also important to know that Muhu is connected to Saaremaa by a 3,6 km long causeway.
Muhu is an island that has developed over the centuries at its own pace, its traditions are well known all over Estonia and the famous Muhu patterns are a refined expression of folk-art. So are its dance and songs. When talking to Muhu people one can feel the soil as well as the soul of a very proud community that has weathered times.
Muhu is the natural habitat to 23 species of very rare orchids. They prosper in the rich bio-diversity still found on Muhu. The swamps, fens and Juniper forests provide a healthy and fragile environment for their survival. Muhu are still home to many migrating birds, which take temporary shelter in the various bays. Villages on Muhu are even today still headed by traditional village aldermen who take up the role of voluntary counsel.
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