Sandhamn is actually the name of the harbour on the island called Sandön, that is a Swedish expression for 'sand island'. Indeed, the whole island is basically made of sand. Nowadays, it is difficult to imagine, that the island has originally been barren and treeless. Pine trees were planted on the island to anchor the sand, and nowadays the island is covered by lush forests, which give Sandön a somewhat exotic appearance. The middle part of the island is scattered by numerous trails which offer great walks to the different parts of the island.
If we have enough time during this season, we would like to make a detour to Stockholm Archipelago, when going to or coming from Gotland. Visit to Sandhamn/Lökholmen is almost a must.
Old guard tower on Lökholmen
Sandhamn seen from Lökholmen
Dolphin Dance in Sandhamn (early June 2011). Strange to see Sandhamn so quiet.
Ericsson 3 and 4 in Sandhamn after the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/2009
Start for the final VOR leg to St. Petersburg near Sandhamn (2009).