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Categories: Excursion

Östersjöns Drottning

Viveca Sten

Viveca Steen might be the queen of Swedish crime literature, but the lighthouse on the small island of Grönskär is the queen of the archipelago. The 26-meter-tall building (just over 86 feet) – named Östersjöns Drottning, literally “Queen of the Baltic sea” – has helped seafarers navigate through the eastern inlet of the archipelago since 1770. To visit Grönskär you can rent a taxi boat from Sandhamn on Sandön as there are no regular ferry lines to the island.