The Kymmendo Island

The Kymmendo Island

Kymmendö is a very unique and interesting island that somebody should write a novel about it! If you are literature aficionados, then you have enough reasons to visit Kymmendö. The island is private property, the same family has been owning and ruling the island since 1802. Even though it is privately owned today, thanks to the right to public access, it can be visited. It is 2.5 kilometers long, 1.5 kilometers wide, and it expands on 180 hectares. Twenty-six people live on the island, and the average age is 35.

Kymmendö is place with rich history where the famous author August Strindberg used to spend summer holidays. He built a cabin on the island where he would write, and it is still there, on the cliff. After the publication of Hemsöborna novel, Strindberg ceased to visit the island. He wrote the novel inspired by the people and surroundings of Kymmendö island.
The island is perfect for enjoying the archipelago’s nature – meadows with flowers, evergreen forests, hills with oak trees. Pristine nature, pastures with animals – sheep and horses make this place “richer” than others. Everybody who would like to escape the urban life, pack your bag and come camping on the island, in accordance with Swedish law. There are many visitors during summer, restaurants are open, while they are closed during autumn and winter. If you are visiting in that period, do not forget to bring lunch.
The island is rustic and worth your time and attention! There is no regular ship traffic, but it is possible to book a taxi ship while there is no ice.

Author of the article:

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
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