Södertörn

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

Nynäshamn, a vacation town with the ferry to Gotland.

Understand

Sometimes regarded as a peninsula rather than an island, Södermalm is divided from the rest of Sweden by the canals running through Stockholm and Södertälje.

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

All built-up areas in Södertörn are served by SL, Stockholm's public transport company. See Stockholm#Public transport.

Some national trains call at Flemingsberg.

See

Do

Tyresta National Park

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

Eat

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

Drink

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

Sleep

Learn

Södertörn University.

Cope

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

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