Swedish island idyll.
Crystal-clear water, luscious greenery and picturesque wooden houses dotting the landscape: this unspoiled part of the world is some 35 minutes by ferry from Stockholm – in summer. When the harsh Scandinavian winter makes the sea freeze over, you need to allow about an hour for the crossing. Sweden’s Utö is one of the main islands in the southern Stockholm archipelago. Some 230 people share this paradise, which extends over around 35 square kilometres.
Anyone who grew up here generally comes back over the summer – to work or to relax. The island welcomes up to 300,000 tourists from all over the world year after year. Today there is a very special guest among the new arrivals: Caroline Artiss, a British chef, who currently lives in Los Angeles.