SEE & DO
Pearls of the Archipelago Själö, Utö, Jurmo, Örö and Högsåra – all have their own special charm. Each in its own unique way. 1. Örö fortress island
Örö was closed to the public for over a hundred years. Now this coastal fortress is the archipelago’s most visited destination. An island with many faces The Örö history as a coastal fortress began during the 1808-1809 war when the island functioned as a Swedish naval base. During the Russian period Örö was part of the defensive line Örö – Russarö – Utö – Ösel. During independence, Örö has been an important part of the Finnish coastal defence. Old growth forests and sand and gravel beaches have a lot to offer outdoor and nature lovers. Bikes,
canoes, kayaks and SUP-boards can be hired. Rare coastal plants and over 250 rare or threatened butterfly species have been found on the island. Migrating birds pass Örö each spring and autumn. The diverse biotopes also attract rare birds during the summer. The island has a restaurant and a café in the harbour. Cottages, hotel rooms, a hostel and campsite are some of the alternatives for visitors wishing to stay the night. The marina has space for 70 boats. www.VisitOro.fi Ferry from: Kasnäs
Archipelago Tourist Broschure.