Muskö is largely influenced by the navy. The Swedish Navy had its headquarters here from the 1500s up until the mid1900s. The island's famous monument, "Älvsnabben," is located high up on the mountain. It's a large anchor that was erected to commemorate the army that gathered here prior to a departure during the 30 Years War. And deep inside the mountain is a gigantic naval base, which is now closed. In 1964, a three-kilometre-long road tunnel was built under water from the mainland to the base, and it is via this tunnel that you get to Muskö today. But Muskö has more to offer than naval warfare history. Come here and enjoy the beautiful nature in Maren and Ytteräng, the lovely pebble beach at Bruket. Walk over the vast open pastures and flowering coastal meadows. Visit Grytholmen's open air museum and visit the old croft, blacksmith, boathouses and cottage. On Muskö there are also two manors, Arbottna and Ludvigsberg. Both were built by the furniture dealer Levin. His good friend, Carl Michael Bellman, often came to visit. Muskö has many nice areas and attractions to see year round. But remember to take along a picnic lunch if you come in autumn or winter. The island's restaurant is open only in summer.