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Södertörn [sødəˈʈœːɳ] is an island in Sweden, making up the southern part of Stockholm County province, protruding into the Baltic Sea. With many bridges to Stockholm's islands and to Södertälje, Södertörn is usually perceived as part of mainland Sweden.

Northern Södertörn is a part of Stockholm municipality called Söderort. This article covers mainland Södertörn except Stockholm municipality, namely Botkyrka, Haninge, Huddinge, Nynäshamn, Salem and Tyresö. North-eastern Södertörn is part of another municipality called Nacka, which is described in our guide to the Stockholm archipelago. The municipality of Södertälje, to the west of Södertörn, has its own article on Wikivoyage.


The landmass of Södertörn is divided from the rest of Sweden by the canals running through Stockholm and Södertälje, so it is actually an island, although few Swedish people regard it as such.

The land is mostly rural, untouched by the expansion of Stockholm, except suburbs built along the railways to Södertälje and Nynäshamn, two important industrial ports.


Nynäshamn, a vacation town with the ferry to Gotland.
  • Nynäshamn, a port town with the ferry to Gotland
  • Botkyrka
  • Huddinge with Flemingsberg as the major centre
  • Haninge
  • Salem
  • Tyresö

Get in[edit]

European route E4 runs together with E20 between Södertälje and Stockholm. Road 73 runs between Stockholm and Nynäshamn.

By public transportation[edit]

See also: Public transport in Stockholm County

All built-up areas in Södertörn are served by SL, Stockholm's public transport company. See Stockholm County#Public transit. It is possible to take a bicycle to the train free of charge. Bikes are not allowed in the trains during rush-hours (06:00-09:00 and 15:00-18:00) between Stockholm and Västerhaninge. This is important if you have to catch a ferry in Nynäshamn that leaves in the early evening hours. Choose the first part of the train, because the second often goes only to Västerhaninge.

Some national trains call at Flemingsberg.


  • Litografiska museet. In Huddinge displays litographic printing.
  • [formerly dead link] Tumba Papermill Museum. The paper mill in Tumba has a 250-year history of making Swedish banknotes. The exhibitions tell the story of the Bank of Sweden, the world's first central bank, and the first one to issue paper money.
  • Tyresö slott


Tyresta National Park

Södertörn contains vast forests and lakes, at close distance to Stockholm, for fishing, hiking and camping, within the right to access.

  • Flottsbrobacken in Huddinge, alpine skiing.
  • [dead link] Tyresta National Park. 20 km south-east of central Stockholm. A part of the park was devastated by a wildfire in 1999. The park management lets it recover naturally.
  • Bornsjön— For a real wild animal safari close to Stockholm, Bornsjön is the best spot. It is a nature reserve 30 minutes drive south of Stockholm. The natural environment is perfect here for watching mammals like moose, roe deer and wild boar. Stockholm Outback offers tours down to the reserve every evening during the summer. For further information call +46 73-6578708 or visit their homepage [1].


  • Haninge Centrum, Runstensvägen 1, Handen (Take the bus or commuter train to Handen). Mon-fri: 10–19, Sat: 10–18, Sun: 11–17. Relatively small shopping mall with around 30 shops and 10 cafés and restaurants
  • Huddinge Centrum (Take the commuter train or bus to Huddinge). Mon-fri: 10–19, Sat: 10–16, Sun: 11–16. A shopping mall with parts of it outside with around 60 shops and 10 cafés and restaurants
  • Södertälje City (Take the commuter train to Södertälje Station). Varying but for the shops more or less Mon-fri: 10–18, Sat: 10–16, Sun: 11–16. For the restaurants also evenings. The center of the city with shopping streets and smaller malls. Around 90 shops and 50 restaurants, bars and cafés
  • Tyresö Centrum, Marknadsgränd 32, Tyresö (Take the buss either from Gullmarsplan or from Handen to Tyresö Centrum). Mon-fri: 10–19, Sat: 10–17, Sun: 11–17. A shopping mall with around 60 shops and 10 cafés and restaurants


As in the rest of Sweden, most suburban centres contain pizza and kebab restaurants.

  • 1 Vegabaren, Nynäsvägen 8, Haninge (Take the car along road 73 to exit Trafikplats Vega and follow Nynäsvägen or take the bus to the stop Kvarntorps industriområde), +46 8-777 20 58, . Sun-Thur 09:00-03:00, Fri-Sat 09:00-05:00. Vegabaren opened 1964 and is the oldest hamburger restaurant in Sweden. The iconic burger is the home made 'Sambal burger'. ~100 SEK.


Except Stockholm, nightlife in Södertörn is concentrated to Södertälje, Haninge, and Nynäshamn.

Nightlife in Nynäshamn peaks at summer.



Södertörn University.
  • Södertörn University in Flemingsberg. [2] [dead link]


There are two emergency hospitals in the area: Södertälje sjukhus in Södertälje, and Karolinska Institutet Huddinge in Flemingsberg.

Go next[edit]

  • From Nynäshamn ferries go to Gotland, a very popular summer destination and Sweden's largest island.
  • Another more off the beaten track-option from Nynäshamn is to take the boat to the beautiful and isolated national park island of Gotska Sandön.
Routes through Södertörn
Gothenburg/HelsingborgSödertälje  SW Tabliczka E4.svg NE  SöderortStockholm

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