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Uto, Stockholm

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Island Nature / Park
Utö is a small island in the East of Stockholm archipelago, known for its nature.Utö has the oldest iron-ore mines in Sweden. A landmark of Utö is its windmill, which is over 200 years old, and from which there is a good view of the bay Mysingen. It also houses a live fire exercise field.The name of the island, Utö, means "outer island" in Swedish.GeologyUtö and the surrounding islands are unique from a geological point of view and attract many people all-year round. Holmqvistit is a kind of mineral that only can be found on Utö in Sweden and is extremely rare globally with small occurrences in several countries in South America and Africa as well as in China, Australia, USA and parts of Europe. It and many other kinds of minerals and stones are displayed at Utö Gruvmuseum, open daily in summertime in the afternoons.At Näsudden there are some remnants from 1719 when the Russians were burning down almost everything in the archipelago from Finland to southern part of Sweden. When they were preparing food, the made a special kind of stove combined with oven, which can be seen at Näsudden and Rånö.Surrounding islandsThe island of Rånö has a minimarket and a small restaurant with entertainment in the summer. There is also camping and cottage rental on Rånö.On the island of Ålö - connected to Utö with a bridge - there is a popular restaurant with entertainment during the summer. The Båtshaket restaurant serve various fish dishes: cured and smoked salmon, eel and other seafood.
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  • I was passing by on my way to the Globen and stoped by. Nice place with good facilities and excellent food, in one of the Stockholm many islands. At summer, please do rent bikes and kayaks as you will...  more »
  • We had a one-day visit/conference there in September. Nice facilities and good food make it a place to remember.  more »
  • My wife and I visited the island as part of our honeymoon for 3 days. The island is split into two halves, the south is a military exercise area, occasionally open to the public to wander around. The ...  more »