Yxskär nature trail, 800m

Yxskär nature trail

The nature trail on Yxskär is 800 m long. The beginning of the trail is on the eastern side close the guest quay. Where a camping ground, toilet(outhouse) and a fireplace is located.  It's possible to leave the boat in the guest dock or tied to the cliffs. For the kayakers there is a perfect grass covered beach on the south side of the island. 

The trail goes between the mountains, through a rampant, tree-covered glo lake and continues over the hills alongside the swamp back to the starting point. Information about the nature and the landscape on Yxskär can be found on the information boards. Yxskär used to be a grazing island for the citizens on the island Vänö and according to tradition the grass it still grazed by sheep and calves during the summer. The everymans' right is limited as the island is a part of the Archipelago National Park.

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  • Starting Point Yxskär trip harbour
  • Lenght (km) 0,8 km
  • Trail markings Stone crains
  • Direction Anticlockwise
  • Difficulty Normal
  • Service Information signs, Dry toilet, Pause table, Fireplace