Not everyone knows that the name of the island which is popularly called Sandhamn is actually Sandön (Sand Island) Sandhamn is the port on the northern part of the island where the hotels, restaurants and shops are located.

Despite its location at the far end of the outermost sea band, Sandön is a vibrant island all year round. Today, more than a hundred people live on the island. In addition to hotels and restaurants, there are also service companies and pilot operations.

In addition, there are a number of different organizations and associations that work to ensure that the service on the island works for both residents and visitors, at all times of the year.