About us

A private island with its own hunting grounds and fishing waters

Stora Rullingen is an island approximately 2 km long and 500 metres wide, strategically located in the Mälaren, one of Europe's largest lakes. Stockholm's archipelago and the sea are easily reached via a waterway that passes by Södertälje, taking less than an hour's journey.

5 km of coastline

Apart from Stora Rullingen, the property also includes the two small Skinnpälsarna islands and a water area of around 2 million square metres (207 hectares), where you can hunt sea birds, go fishing with nets or rods – as well as fish for crayfish. The variety of edible fish you may catch includes zander, perch, pike, salmon and rainbow trout. The total land surface belonging to the property is approximately 330,000 square metres. The total coastline stretches for approximately 5 km.

Nearby Stockholm and five other important cities

Stora Rullingen is less than 70 km from six of Sweden's main cities: Stockholm, Uppsala, Strängnäs, Södertälje, Västerås and Enköping. Apart from Uppsala, all of them can be quickly reached by boat. The surrounding area offers plenty of culture. For example, Drottningholm Palace, most of which is open to the public and home to Sweden's royalty, is about an hour's boat ride away (approximately 30 nautical miles). Gripsholm castle is less than an hour's boat ride away. Added to which is the wide range of concerts, opera, theatre, restaurants, shops and museums on offer in Stockholm and the five other nearby cities.

Less than an hour's journey by car to international airports

No less than four international airports are within relatively easy distance by road: Västerås Airport is around 60 km away, Stockholm Bromma Airport 80 km, Stockholm Skavsta Airport 90 km and Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden's largest airport, is about 120 km away. Strängnäs airport is only around 30 km away.
Nesting White-tailed Sea Eagles and 200 years old forest
Stora Rullingen's wildlife includes deer, hares, badgers, squirrels and beavers, among others. Even elks can be seen on occasion. Stora Rullingen contains fine pastureland and the south park and forest are home to our stately Highland cattle. The island's deciduous forest is largely untouched and contains many trees that are up to 200 years old. The forest is also home to Nightingales, Ortolan Buntings and Icterine Warblers. In 2010, White-tailed Sea Eagles, Ospreys, Herons, Eurasian Curlews, Great Bitterns and Brown Harrier Eagles all nested on the property's grounds.

3,800 years old hill fort

The western side of Stora Rullingen consists of an approximately 30 metres high ridge classed as a hill fort. The eastern side of the island is lowlands. All three of the property's islands are Horst formations and the area rests on bedrock of gneiss and Stockholm granite.

(caption White-tailed Eagle)
The White-tailed Sea Eagle is Northern Europe's largest eagle and a protected species. Adults can reach a wingspan of up to 2.5 metres.

About Sweden

Sweden is a democratic nation located on the Scandinavian Peninsula, in Northern Europe. The national territory measures 449 964 km2, making Sweden the third largest country in the EU.

Sweden has a generally mild climate, despite its northerly latitude, which is due to the effects of the Gulf Stream. Northern Sweden enjoys midnight sun in the summer. On 15th June, in Stockholm, the sun rises at 3:34 am and sets at 10:02 pm.

Sweden has not been directly involved in any wars since 1814 – having enjoyed a period of undisturbed peace since then. Sweden's official foreign policy is one of non-alignment during peace and military neutrality during times of war.

Language: Swedish (most Swedes speak fair English as a second language)
Population: 9.3 million
Population density: 23 inhabitants per square kilometre.
Capital: Stockholm, most of which lies along Lake Mälaren and has 1.3 million inhabitants (2 million for Greater Stockholm)
GDP: 346 billion USD
GDP per capita: 37,500 USD