The area around Björnö (Bear Island) has evidence of ancient habitation, and numerous archaeological remains have been found dating back to the Stone Age and the Iron Age. There are cultivation cairns as well as ancient stone walls and fences. You'll also find remains of old plantations with fruit trees and flowering bushes that have grown wild over the centuries. Torpesand has one of the best sandy beaches in the archipelago. So this is the perfect place to combine historical interest with some swimming and tanning. To get to Björnö, take bus 428 or 429 from Slussen to Björkvik and get off at the Björkviks gård stop. From here, it is a walk of just under a kilometre to the Björnö nature reserve.
Attractions & Landmarks, Beaches/Bodies of Water