It was a long Easter break, one that I was looking forward to amidst the stress to keep up with the thesis work. Given that the sun is out longer now, I planned to be in nature and spend time hiking and exploring parts of Stockholm I have never visit. Björnö national park was a place that was highly recommended by many and was also on my list for long that I decided to give it a try. And I was in total awe of the scenic views that it provided.
Walk any trail and follow any turn, I found myself in the profound beauty of the Baltic sea and Stockholm archipelagos. Fortunately, the place wasn’t crowded with people as it does in the Summers. I had the luxury of taking in the impressive views over the horizons of the baltic sea sitting on the warm beach sand while listening to the soft waves crashing towards the shore, a book in the hand, floating white clouds and sun above the head, it was a moment that quenches the thirst for solitude in this hustling world.
There is a direct bus to björnö national park from Slusen and takes less than 40 minutes. When it’s warm enough, you can also camp at the designated sites in the national reserve which are also beautiful campsites (Ramsviken, Norrviken & Nasset). All three campsites have toilets, freshwater for drinking and a fireplace for BBQs.
Comment below your most favourite place in Stockholm and I would love to hear recommendations on places to explore.