Huvudskär in the southern archipelago of Stockholm is actually an island group with nearly 200 islands. From a small distance away, these are hardly visible above the water surface. The largest island is Lökskär, but people are usually referring to the somewhat smaller, but populated Ålandskär island when they talk about Huvudskär. In the Middle Ages, there was a fishing village and, later on, the island became known as a pilot-, customs- and lighthouse station. Today, the old customs house is a hostel and, in the pilot´s house, there is an exhibit about Huvudskär’s history. On Huvudskär, you can experience the barren outer archipelago’s distinctive beauty. Take a walk around the island, go fishing, sunbathe, and be sure to swim in the much talked about blue lagoon, or from the smooth, sun-warmed rocks.