The shallow Kvarken archipelago offers the abundant coastal birdlife good opportunities to eat and breed in the area. Kvarken is a natural migration route for 300,000 to 400,000 birds, which move each year to and from the mountain areas in Norway and Sweden.

The richest areas for birds in Kvarken are Valsörarna, Björkögrunden, Mickelsörarna and Rönnskär. Another good place for birdwatching is the observation tower in Svedjehamn, Björkö. Björkö can easily be reached by car, and here you can see up to 100 different bird species on a beautiful spring day!

Image: Black guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is a common sight in the Kvarken archipelago