The group of islands named Huvudskär was a fishing hamlet, as far back as the middle ages. Situated at the southern reaches of the Archipelago, with nothing but open sea lying ahead, its inhabitants were mostly fishermen needing a simple cottage to sleep during the fishing season. After being burnt down by the Russian army in the 18th century the cottages were rebuilt, with the addition of a lighthouse and a toll station. Travel to Huvudskär might be cumbersome, seeing as it’s quite remote. But the area’s nature reserve, with beautiful and picturesque surroundings, is definitely worth a night or two at the main island's hostel.