The northernmost part of Bottenviken is like nowhere else in the world. The island of Sandskär has a unique landscape and a rich history. Out on foot you can contemplate a moorland with sand dunes that have wandered up out of the sea. The island is flat and made up of sand and gravel.
Bosmina Skärgårdsturer is a family owned business from Haparanda that has been providing archipelago traffic at the top of the Gulf of Bothnia since 1994. Haparanda archipelago is known as the borderline archipelago, where many of the islands have names in both Finnish and Swedish. Here, in the northernmost Gulf of Bothnia you can, like nowhere else in the world, see how islands rising out of the sea. Here, in the northernmost Gulf of Bothnia you can, like nowhere else in the world, see how islands rising out of the sea. The flora is interesting since there are several rare plants to be found, such as the Bottenvik wormwood. The bird life is also rich. Bosminas experienced skippers knows how to tell a story; about life in the old herring-fishing village, the weather-beaten chapel and ancient remains. Nature should be experienced with all the senses, but let your sense of taste lead the way. Good food, pleasant company and new learnings all combine to make this tour an enjoyable experience.
The labelling comittes statement
Labelling Committee´s motivation (24 May 2004)
An environmental profile who makes it possible for visitors to gain access during the summer period to one of Sweden’s smallest but finest national parks – Haparanda Sandskär. It’s hard to beat a visit to the islands in the national park with a guide, who both supervises and knows the area like the back of his hand. It’s made better still by the addition of good stories about herring- fishing in bygone days and a ghost story or two. The première of Nature’s Best’s first seal safari is worth a special mention.