Sandon Island, Sweden

Gotska Sandön is a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea, situated some 38 kilometres north of Fårö. It is approximately 9 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide, and its area is approximately 36 km². It is the most isolated island in the territorial waters of Sweden and the entire Baltic Sea. It is remote, desolate and barren, but at the same time strangely beautiful.

Since 1909, it is one of the National parks of Sweden. The foremost sights of Gotska Sandön are the deserted sandy beaches, the distinctive dune landscape with pine forest, the rich flora, the migratory birds, the remarkable beetles and the interesting buildings of the island.

Things to See & Do

* Nature centre
* Bird watching
* Deserted sandy beaches
* Distinctive dune landscape
* Beetle fauna

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Land Area – 36 km²
Population – unknown
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46

Port Location – The island has no harbour.

Travel Links – During the summer, there are regular boat tours from Fårö Island and Nynäshamn on the mainland.

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