The island Kymmendö is the model for the Swedish author August Strindberg's "The Natives of Hemso." Strindberg spent many summers here and was inspired by the people and environment. Kymmendö is a privately owned island that has been in the same family since 1802. But because of "the Right of Public Access," everyone is welcome to come here for a visit. Enjoy the original and pristine nature with its breezy hazel and oak woods and beautiful flower meadows. Experience an old- fashioned, vibrant farm where horses and sheep graze in the pastures. Kymmendö's genuine archipelago milieu is well worth a visit any time of the year. In summer, business is bustling with archipelago farmers selling lamb products. There are also boat rounds, guided tours, shopping and restaurants. In autumn and winter, Kymmendö has a calmer atmosphere. None of the restaurants or cafés are open, so take along a packed lunch if you want to explore the island. There isn't any regular boat traffic, either. But you can book a water taxi as long as there is no ice.
Take Route 73 south from Stockholm toward Nynäshamn. Take road 227 toward Dalarö and follow it until it ends at Dalarö hotellbrygga (hotel jetty).
Between Easter and mid-December, you can then take the Waxholm boat from Dalarö to Kymmendö. In winter, there is no regular boat traffic to Kymmendö. But you can take a private water taxi from Dalarö.