Forest fire warning is in force. It is forbidden to light an open fire in all camp fire sites, except in fireplaces with flues.

Directions and Maps

Yxskär is located midway along the route between Rosala and Jurmo, some 7 km west of Vänö Island. Boaters should head south from the route and anchor at the rock on the island's eastern shore.

  • Coordinates Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 59° 52.5053' lon: 22° 03.1216'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6647850 E: 223145
  • Nautical chart series: B, D
  • Nautical chart: 647, 701, 711, 24


The Excursion Harbour

  • Harbour number: 611
  • Depth: 1,5 - 2,0
  • Anchor 
  • Open: north

Other Services

  • Nature trail 
  • Toilet 
  • Information board 
  • Camping site 
  • Campfire site 
  • Picnic table and benches 

A summery landscape photographed from the rocks by the shore. The evening sun is colouring the sky and the rock, the sea is calm.

Natural Features

Yxskär boasts a gloe lake surrounded by a nature trail. Information boards along the trail describe Yxskär's nature and landscape. There are animals grazing on the island, so it is important to keep dogs on a leash throughout the visit.