Gisesjön, Södermanland, Exploring Sweden

Gisesjön, Södermanland – Exploring Sweden

Gisesjön is a lake in what was once Västerljung Parish, today a part of Trosa Municipality in Södermanland County. It is a part of Nynäs Nature Reserve in eastern Sweden and it is famous for its beautiful nature. This is a popular part of the hiking trail Sörmlandsleden and is home to wind shelters as well as the viewpoint of Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland.

A Short History of Gisesjön

Gisesjön lies within Nynäs Nature Reserve, a reserve that was established already in 1971 and covers an area of 3830 hectares in both Nyköping and Trosa Municipalities.

Prince Alexander, the son of Prince Carl Philip, was born in 2016. He became the Duke of Södermanland and Södermanland County had a gift in mind for his baptism. The Viewpoint of Pince Alexander was inaugurated the same year and is today watching out over the lake. In the end, this was a gift available for the public to use.

Things to Do and See

Lake Gisesjön has several swimming spots and great places where visitors can just enjoy the view. The easiest access point is at the southwestern part of the lake. This is where you will find a large parking lot as well as more extensive amenities. The Viewpoint of Prince Alexander is here joined by a small beach, a wind shelter with barbeque possibilities, toilets as well as a connection point between two stages of the hiking trail Sörmlandsleden. It makes it a perfect stop for both the ones looking for somewhere to have a family picnic as well as for the ones who want to explore the surrounding nature and want to set out on a longer hike.

How to Get to Gisesjön

  • Flights: Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO)is 40 kilometers to the west.
  • Car: Gisesjön is along Road 219 south of Vagnhärad and Västerljung.
  • Bus: Buses from Sörmlandstrafiken connect Gisesjön with the surrounding region.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 81 kilometers (1 h 8 min)
  • Gothenburg – 403 kilometers (4 h 29 min)
  • Malmö – 547 kilometers (5 h 56 min)
  • Linköping – 136 kilometers (1 h 35 min)
  • Kiruna – 1312 kilometers (15 h 23 min)

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