Walk along Gålö's shoreline.
Gålö is a peninsula and nature reserve, with a full five miles of shoreline. There are lots of well marked walking trails and one of the most beautiful, between Morarna and Skälvik, meanders almost in its entirety right next to the water.
There are around eight kilometres in total of terrain that’s undulating in parts but still easy to walk. Weekends are the best time to explore the area because that’s when most buses run. You can reach the start point in an hour from Stockholm Central Station. Bring a picnic and drinks because there is nowhere to buy food during autumn, winter and spring.
Start at Morarna. Follow the red marked trail (Stora Gålöslingan) anti clockwise (south) a few hundred metres down to the water and go left over the little bridge. The path continues to Havtornsudd, a perfect place to stop for a break, with a panoramic view of the archipelago. Finish the walk at Gålö beach and the Skälåker bus stop.
Commuter train direction Västerhaninge/Nynäshamn departs Saturdays & Sundays from Stockholm Central Station just after nine and just after eleven. Change in Västerhaninge to the 845 bus. The whole journey to Morarna takes just less than an hour. The return journey is from Skälåker where buses leave at around 3.30pm and just before 6pm. Change to the commuter train in Västerhaninge. For exact times, visit, www.sl.se.
By car, drive along Nynäsvägen, turn off for Dalarö, follow Dalarövägen (route 227) och sväng höger and turn right at the sign for Gålö. Föllow signs for Skälåker
Photo: Magnus Wegler