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Södertörn

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Södertörn [sødəˈʈœːɳ] is an island in Sweden, making up the eastern part of the Södermanland province, protruding into the Baltic Sea.

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 guide on Wikivoyage.

Municipalities[edit]

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

Understand[edit]

The landmass of Södertörn is divided from the rest of Sweden by the canals running through Stockholm and Södertälje, and technically an island, while most Swedish people do not 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.

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]

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 to 09.00 and 15.00 to 18.00) between Stockholm and Västerhaninge. This is important to notice if one has to catch a ferry in Nynäshamn that leaves in the early evening hours. One should choose the first part of the train, because the second often goes only to Västerhaninge.

Some national trains call at Flemingsberg.

See[edit]

  • 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, as well as the first one to issue paper money.
  • Tyresö slott

Do[edit]

Tyresta National Park

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

  • Tyresta National Park. 20 kilometres 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].

Buy[edit]

  • Haninge Centrum, the dominant shopping mall of Södertörn.

Eat[edit]

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

Drink[edit]

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

Sleep[edit]

  • Häringe Palace. Is a 17th century manor, with traces of history back to the Middle Ages.

Learn[edit]

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

Cope[edit]

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 highly 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.
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