Angso National Park, Solna

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Ängsö is a Swedish national park. It is renowned for its wonderful nature and a pleasing agricultural landscape which was not destroyed by technical civilization. The park can only be reached by water. There are natural harbors and a wharf on the shores of the island.<ref name="untina/angso"><ref name="dn/angso">
The island is not only a cultural and historical monument but it is a preserved piece of old Sweden. In the 17th century Ängsö consisted of two islands with a narrow sound between them and was used for moving by the farmers who lived on the island of Väringsö. But when the land rose from the sea, they joined and now the sound is a green meadow called Stormier. It lies in Stockholm's skärgård, between Norrtälje and Stockholm. It is situated 8km from Bergsharma, in Norrtälje municipality, Stockholm County. Ängsö is considered to be a national park as a whole. In 1909, the authorities founded nine national parks in Sweden and Ängsö was chosen one of them for its rich flower cultural environment. Then it was split from Väringsö. One of the initiators was Ivar Afzelius who from 1892 was a summer resident on Väringsö. The park was extended in 1988 and now occupies the entire area of 195ha.
The forest covers a third of the park's area. It is now one of the best preserved forests in the Archipelago: rare trees, bushes and flowers, such as cowslip and wood anemones grow there. The trees which dominated there are oak, ash, maple, birch. A lot of birds nest in the trees. Sometimes ospreys and eagles can be seen on the island where the sensitive nesting season is always protected. Some parts of the wood are off-limited during this period.<ref name="angso/n">
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  • Swedish parks are wonderful. Peace, tranquility, nature, so the visit to this country becomes much more pleasant. I say this because this summer they are having very high temperatures and it gets hard to see only monuments in the city. Take your food because otherwise in restaurants you ruin yourself.
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  • A fantastic tour. May is the best month considering that it is quiet on the boats and floral splendor. The meadows were full of gullvivor. Kungsänglilies and orchids in abundance. It's deliciously. You should bring a packed lunch because there is no restaurant but there are toilets. The island is small and flat so it is easy to wander around. One can be shown around by the supervisor for SEK 40 (ticket bought at Vaxholm boat).
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  • Nice and quite place, bring food and drink ... there is no shop on island!
  • Extremely amazing and beautiful place - crazy deep nature if you stray into the side tracks - don't forget mosquito repellent!
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