We walk through forests and meadows on Nämdö, taking in the views of the sea and lake Storträsket. Långvik is an excellent place for a swim, midway through the hike; we can stop there for a dip and a coffee break in the sun. If we walk quietly, we’re likely to encounter deer towards the end of the walk – the island is full of them. If the group wants to, we can visit the Östanvik farm, where we’ll be given a tour by farmers Per Fjärdhäll and Stina Molander. They produce organic lamb and veal, vegetables, eggs and artisanal leather products. The farm is fully organic. We'll have a traditional Swedish herring lunch in the forest. If you don’t eat fish I will arrange something else to eat.
I’m the founder and owner of Grassroothikes, a company that offers hiking experiences, paddling, swimming, swimrun and other outdoor activities in the Stockholm archipelago. I’m a certified skating guide, I have been hiking in Europe and US (thru hiked Pacific Crest Trail 2018) and have paddled for 25 years in the Namdo archipelago, where I will offer tours. I have hiked and ran on Namdo many times.
Lunch. Coffee and a light snack.
The forests of Namdo. We will pass the sauna in Långvik. Possibly Östanvik farm. We will also pass other houses and farms on the way.
The weather can change quickly in the archipelago, so be prepared for both sunshine and rain. The hikes is about 11 km in light terrain on both gravel roads and forest paths.