Rånö – Ålö Nature Reserve


Woodland on the islands is mostly of the sparse flat-rock pine forest type. On Ålö as well as Rånö there’s some agricultural land, and historically farming has been important here for the food supply. Traces of limestone in the bedrock on Ålö provide the perfect conditions for a rich diversity of flora in both the forests and open landscapes. A relatively large proportion of Ålö’s forests also have a high nature value.

Conditions in the reserve’s marine environments are good enough to support a wide variety of marine life. Both of the islands are important places for lovers of the outdoors. Ålö has a bridge connecting it to Utö while Rånö can be reached by regular boat crossings run by Waxholmsbolaget. For overnight stays there’s a cabin and camping site on Rånö.