Gålö is sometimes referred to as "Stockholm's garden of paradise" since the island is predominately a nature reserve.
Here you'll find more than thirty kilometres of hiking trails that take you over pastures and blooming meadows, through oak woods, hardwood and pine forests, past bays and sandy beaches. Depending on which season you visit, there are great opportunities to pick blueberries, wild strawberries and mushrooms.You may also get the chance to spot some of the archipelago's beautiful orchids. There is plenty of bird- and wildlife, and the strait around Gålö is said to have the best trout waters of the archipelago.
Follow the landscaped trail, Fornstigen, which has an expansive view and posted signs that tell about the area's history. Gålö has been inhabited since ancient times, and there have been many findings here from the Stone Age.
In summer, many people come to Gålö to sunbathe and swim from the rocks or along the kilometre-long sandy beach. But you can come here year round. With its beautiful and interesting nature, Gålö is always a perfect excursion for anyone who wishes to hike, ski or fish. However, there is no accommodation or food service during the fall and winter months, so be sure to take along a packed lunch.