Blå lagunen or The Blue Lagoon (also known as Husbygropen) is found on the eastern side of the island Münso, near the village Ekeby. It’s situated about 21 km northwest of Ekerö Centrum, the centre of Ekerö Municipality and 39 km northwest of Stockholm Central Station.
Navigable Map of The Lake (Husbygropen)
Getting to the Blue Lagoon
You can buy public transport tickets from sl.se. One way ticket costs 39 SEK which you can use upto 75 minutes from the first punch.
From the Central station, you can first take the Tunnelbana (i.e Metro Train) number 17 or 19 upto Brommaplan. Here you can take bus 311 or bus 312 to the Vibohär stop. Look to find arrows to Husbygropen. It then takes about 15-20 minutes to reach to the Blue Lagoon.
About the Lake
This is a man-made lake located on the island of Munsö. It used to be a gravel mine that got flooded as the miners dug down to just over 20 meters below Mälaren’s water level, creating a long lake covering about 0.1 square km or 10 hectares. At the northern end of the lake, there is a beach where people can swim.
The lake is surrounded by a green-forested area which separates it from Lake Mälaren (The 3rd largest freshwater lake in Sweden) by a narrow strip of land.
The water in Blå Lagunen (The Blue Lagoon) is relatively clear and looks like Greenish-blue, which makes it a popular spot for scuba diving. The sandy beach is about 90 meters long and almost 50 meters wide, and it is kept in its natural state as much as possible, considering it’s an artificial lake.
There are no facilities like a dock or toilets at the beach because it is on a private property. Due to excessive use and to prevent overcrowding, parking within a two-kilometer radius has been prohibited.
Where to Eat
There are not any places nearby to eat so don’t forget to bring enough foods and water with yourself.
When to visit Stockholm and its Surroundings
The summer is the best time to visit Stockholm because it has the warmest temperatures and the longest daylight hours. Although it can be a bit expensive during this season, the average high temperatures range from 20 to 22 degrees Celsius (68 to 71 degrees Fahrenheit). The hottest weather usually occurs around mid-July.
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