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.