The North Eastern part of the island is totally different in character then the rest, but wonderful in its own way. We are now entering into the forest of Ängsö. This part of the island was left to develop naturally since the national park was created in 1906 and now has the character of a virgin forest. The shade of the trees, the aroma of the forest and forest flowers and of course the singing of the many birds that love this part of the island, make it a delight to walk around here. The only clear downside is that the mosquitoes seem to love this part of the island as well. So please don't forget to bring your insect repellent, or otherwise you will regret it!
Only a small part of the forest is open to the public. A major section of the eastern side of the island (including coastline) is a bird sanctuary and forbidden to enter from the 1st of February to the 15th of August.
The day has come to an end and it is time to make our way back towards the ferry. Everyone on the island, from young to old, seemed to have had a wonderful day. Laughter and smiles and a general feeling of joy are hanging in the air; there are no sad faces in sight. Ahead of us is another wonderful boat trip on the ferry, 1 1/2 hours of sunshine and views over the archipelago that are to die for. The island is a perfect day out for everyone that loves to be in nature. As the trails on the island are so very well kept, wide and easy to go on; the larger trails are even accessible to wheelchairs and baby carriages during the summer when the ground is hard.
When you get back to the ferry a bit too early, you might enjoy dropping by at the small visitors' centre which has an exhibition on the islands natural and human history. The visitors centre is located very close to the ferry dock.
The island of Ängsö is located approximately 8 kilometres east of Bergshamra in the inner Roslagen archipelago in Norrtälje Municipality, Stockholm County. Roughly said it is in the archipelago north east of Stockholm.
The only way to get to the island is by boat and the most common way is be by ferry from Vaxholm or Stockholm. Depending on the day of the week and the time of the year the ferry goes more often and the timetable varies. The ferry company having regular lines to Ängsö is "Waxholmsbolget". The best way to find out the ferry times is to take a look at their website. Type in "Nationalparken Ängsö" in "Search bridge" and you get a list of all timetables available for the island of Ängsö. Unfortunately the time table itself is in Swedish only, but most of it would probably make sense even if you don't understand a word of Swedish. Just remember that
från = From
Till = To
Gäller fr.o.m = Effective from
Gäller t.o.m. = Effective until
Turen går inte = Tour doesn't go
Turen går endast = Tour only goes
Here is a link to their website: http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/
Area: City of Stockholm and the archipelago outside the provinces of Södermanland and Uppland.
Interesting points to see in the area are: