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A different island in the archipelago...

The 2 kilometre long and 500 metre wide island Oaxen made of limestone is located in the middle of Himmerfjärden, west of the fairway between Södertälje and Landsort. Oaxen is a former industrial community which dates back to mid 19 th century when one started to dig for limestone. As most 250-300 persons worked at the works. The lime works was shut down at 1974. The alteration into a more modern society started at 1986. The old houses got new owners and new houses where built. Today the island is well visited becuse of the unique fauna, its cultur history, the feeling of a different island in the archipelago and Sweden´s best gourmet restaurant.