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Wolf Island - Vargö

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Hidden : 7/19/2008
In Västra Götaland, Sweden
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Vargö - a scarcely populated island with a great nature reserve


Description of Vargö (Wolf Island) and Vargö (Wolf Island) Nature Reserve by nature reserve supervisor Västkuststiftelsen:
Omtyckt utflyktsmål. Vargö är en av öarna i Göteborgs södra skärgård. Ön är med sina strövmarker och bad och möjligheter till fiske ett omtyckt utflyktsmål för befolkningen i Göteborgsregionen. Bälviken med sin fina sandstrand utgör det bästa badet. En tillgång för besökare är också Stjärnviks värdshus.
Särpräglat landskap. Ön är starkt kuperad och genomdras av parallella sprickdalar, som här och var utmynnar i vikar med bergryggar, som ger strandkonturerna ett särpräglat, flikigt utseende. Typiskt för Vargö är också den vindpinade ekkrattskogen med inslag av björk, asp och bok. Saltängarna längs den stora bukten i nordväst är botaniskt intressanta med förekomst av bl.a. landets bägge marrisparter.

Vargö (Translates to Wolf Island, or maybe Isle of the Wolf) is a scarcely populated, and has varied nature; rocks, woods, beaches.

Although the name "Wolf Island" suggests the presence of wolfs, to my knowledge there are no predators here /except birds hunting for fish). Actually you are much more likely to find sheep / live-stock here, remember to close any gate you may open while hiking!



Most of the island is part of Vargö nature reserve; managed by Västkuststiftelsen. Important restrictions ("DO NOT"):
- Camping is not allowed; unless if offered special permission received by nature reserve supervisor (Västkuststiftelsen).
- Dogs/pets must be leashed.
- Making fire is not allowed (except where explicitly permitted)
Anchoring "house-boat" / "boat of living" to the island is not allowed.

Good stuff to know about the cache:
- You probably get here by public transportation (www.vasttrafik.se) - the ferry from Saltholmen.
- Check when the last ferry from the island depart, you don't want to miss it. (and rise the semaphore, just to make sure the boat doesn't miss you waiting there...)
- You should estimate you need about two hours for geocaching, but really you ought make this one a full day trip because this island is magnificent and there is so much exploring to do here!!! Try to see as much as possible!
- There is no shop on the island, and the restaurant "Stjärnviks värdshus" is usually not open (unless booked, consider calling them). So you better bring along enough food and water to reside here some hours.
- Around N57 37.119 E11 45.138 you can find beach, picnic table and public toilet
- Around N57 37.048 E11 45.129 you are far up on the mountain and the wind is incredible - it's like all wind of the entire sea is trying to throw you off the island! (be very careful on windy days!)

Images from my first trip to Vargö, at picasa.




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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:34:16 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:34 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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