Islands for Sale in Sweden

Latest listing added: May, 2023

It comes as no surprise that islands are integral to Sweden’s national image, given that the country’s capital itself is an archipelago. Yet, the 14 isles that comprise Stockholm are but a small fraction of Sweden’s island population. 

The Nordic nation has nearly 270,000 islands, with over a third located within the surrounding coastal waters. Though, fewer than 1000 of the country’s islands are inhabited. 

Nonetheless, investors continue to set their sights on Swedish property – tempted by thick groves of pine trees, jagged shorelines, remote cabins, and abundant wildlife. 

All the market’s islands (and island parcels) are sold as freehold properties, granting buyers full ownership rights to the land. Still, given the competitive nature of Sweden’s island market, it’s best to pay close attention to all movements and details – islands are frequently listed below €1M and any interest should be registered with haste.

While successful investors will enjoy a largely temperate climate in Sweden, there is a significant variance in temperatures between the north and south. Given their proximity to the Arctic, the country’s northernmost regions experience long, bitter winters and short summers. Central and southern Sweden, on the other hand, experiences milder winters followed by warm and sunny summers.

5 Private Islands for Sale in Sweden

Little Runmarö 103 Island (€2,200,000)

  • Location: Runmarö Island, Värmdö Municipality, Stockholm County
  • Size: 7.4 acres, 3 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 20km SE of Gustavsberg, 47km east of Bromma Stockholm Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed: Hemnet
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Boasting ample land – 7.4 acres – Little Runmarö 103 is a spectacular private island granting peace, privacy, and access to nature. 

The property, owned by a family since the 1930s, is located one kilometre south of its parent isle Runmarö. The nearby island of Fågelbrolandet provides access by road to Stockholm. 

Little Runmarö 103 is a turnkey property ready for immediate use. The developed island comprises four furnished residential buildings and two jetties. There is also a boathouse and a sauna alongside other tertiary structures.

The first of the four accommodations features a double bedroom. The second house has two main bedrooms and a guest suite. The third has one double bedroom. The last cabin features four bedrooms that can sleep upwards of 10 people. Each of these residences is furnished and ready for habitation.

Little Runmarö 103 is a stunning private property that maximises its rural surroundings – residents can relax on alfresco verandas, fish off the jetties, explore the natural flora, and sail the surrounding archipelago.

Lilla Kattskäret 1 (€950,000)

  • Location: Spillersboda, Norrtälje Municipality
  • Size: 0.35 acres, 0.14 hectares
  • Description: 950m from shore, 12km SE of Norrtälje, 64km NE of Bromma Stockholm Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Hemnet
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Lilla Kattskaret is a small private island just one kilometre offshore from Spillasboda, a locality within the larger Norrtälje Municipality that provides refuelling, shopping, and dining facilities.

The small island spans a very manageable 0.35 acres and features several established buildings, making Lilla Kattskaret an ideal turnkey investment. 

Lilla Kattskaret’s two residential buildings include space for 11 beds, fitted kitchens, fully-furnished living areas, dining spaces, and large balconies. The island also features a boathouse complete with a sauna, storage sheds, and two large docks that can accommodate several vessels. 

These living facilities provide the perfect balance between comfort and functionality. 

This is a private island primed for immediate leisure – interest should be registered immediately.

Arvika Västra Hung­vik Island (725,000)

  • Location: Glava, Glafsfjord
  • Size: 106.25 acres, 43 hectares
  • Description: 1km from shore, 41km northwest of Karlstad Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Can Develop
  • Listed on: Booli
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Located within Glafsfjorden lake, Hungviksön is an island that spans approximately 43 hectares. The sizable property, sheltered by its inland position, is an exemplar of Sweden’s natural wilderness – rugged shorelines, rich waters, thick evergreens, and an abundance of land fauna. 

Rather, Hungviksön’s premier features are its natural assets. The island offers ~2,500 metres of varying shorelines – from rocky outcrops to stony beaches and brief stretches of sand. Forestland is estimated to cover 42.9 hectares of the property’s 43.1 hectares – while dominating, this expanse of habitat is the foundation for a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna. The surrounding waters are also inundated with species like zander, perch, and crayfish. 

These resources grant a plethora of leisure and recreation opportunities. 

Finally, Hungviksön is also to be sold with planning permission to build a 127-square-metre home at its centre.

Mal­skär Island Parcel (440,000)

  • Location: Hudiksvall, Hudiksvallsfjärden
  • Size: 1.2 acres, 0.48 hectares
  • Description: 400m from shore, 4km east of Hudiksvall, 91km south of Sundsvall-Timrå Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Booli
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Located minutes from the Swedish mainland, this island parcel offers year-round leisure and recreation. 

The property, which spans ~1.2 acres, comprises a natural plot abundant with flora, a primary accommodation, an additional guest house, and garden land. Specifically, the residence features two bedrooms, a rustic living room, a fully fitted kitchen, modern bathroom facilities, numerous lounge spaces with archipelago views, and an outdoor veranda with an alfresco dining suite. 

Furthermore, the property offers the added luxuries of a sauna and 25,000 square metres of its own water rights. 

Here, residents can embrace the rugged archipelago landscapes and enjoy the warmth of the Swedish sun from dawn to dusk.

Stormviksvägen 104 Island (€132,000)

  • Location: Luleå Municipality, Gulf of Bothnia
  • Size: 0.24 acres, 0.1 hectares
  • Description: 100m from shore, 15 km SE of Luleå, 20km NE of Luleå Airport
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Booli
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Nestled on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia in northern Sweden, Luleå municipality that boasts breathtaking natural scenery and a rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by verdant forests, pristine lakes, and gurgling rivers, it’s also home to the tiny island with no real name, known simply by its street address – Stormviksvägen 104. 

With a surface of only 1,000 square meters, the property features one old and one renovated cabin, two ports for easy access, and a sauna that requires renovation. The area transforms into a winter wonderland during the colder months, and during the warmer part of the year, it’s perfect for summer activities like hiking, fishing, and boating.

Enjoy your own quiet piece of land while being close to the city of Luleå and its rich culture, museums, festivals, and numerous events. Luleå is also an important centre for industry and commerce, with a strong focus on technology and innovation. The city is home to a number of research and development centres and a thriving start-up scene, making it a hub for innovation in northern Sweden.

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