The Fjaderholmarna Islands

The Fjaderholmarna Islands

Fjäderholmarna actually refers to a group of 4 small islands - Stora Fjäderholmen, Ängsholmen, Libertas and Rövarns holme. Fjaderholmarna is the closest island to Stockholm, it could even be seen from Djurgården. It was named after Fjärdholmarna which means “the islets of the bay”. It is also known as the “Feather island”, and it is a passage to the archipelago. Because of the easy access and small distance, the island is mostly visited by tourists and Stockholm citizens. They use it as swimming area. However, there are also shops owned by craftsmen who sell their hand-made items. In addition to that, there are also beautiful forest paths, beautiful nature, art galleries and traditional restaurants. Many tourists come to visit solely for the Fjäderholmarnas Krog restaurant. Many celebrities are often seen there.

There is an interesting story about Fjäderholmarna being the place of “the vodka war”. At the end of the 1870s, L.O. Smith was known as the vodka king, i.e. he produced vodka that was 10 times more refined than the one Sweden sold, who at the time had the monopoly on alcohol. To Smith, the island served to evade legal responsibilities, and he sold the vodka to the locals, but to other countries as well. Some years later, in 1839, he founded the Absolut vodka company.

  • In the period from December 1882 to October 1883, about 1.5 million liters of Vodka was sold in Fjäderholmarna.
  • The Fjäderholmarna islands are a part of the Royal National Park since 1995.
If you are visiting the island, there are no overnight stays, so pay attention to the time and departure of the ship.

Author of the article:

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
Contact: [email protected]; instagram: travel_europe1

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