The archipelago of Östergötland

Imagine a deep blue sea that awakens a longing for freedom, fresh breezes and adventure. In this beautiful archipelago it’s easy to find your favourite islands, whether you prefer peace and relaxation or exciting adventures. Kayak enthusiasts with varying levels of experience flock to this unexploited part of Sweden to paddle alone or in groups.

The Östgöta archipelago consists of the Arkösund, St. Anna and Gryt archipelagos. You can explore the archipelago by boat, car, the Östgötatrafiken public transport service or the Skärgårdslinjen boat service. Thousands of islands await you, many of them uninhabited except for a few grazing cows and sheep. The most popular and easily accessible locations are Arkösund, Tyrislöt, Fyrudden, Ekön, Stegeborg and the islands of Harstena and Häradskär. 

The entire archipelago is dotted with small-scale businesses, and you’re guaranteed to find your own favourite place to return to year after year. 

Local tourist service