The island of Utklippan is Sweden's outpost in the southeast. The bare rocks have been of great importance to seamen as a landmark and a lighthouse station. It was also a base for sea fishers. To day it is a popular stop for sailors. I the end of the 18th century a simple beacon was built here. Two stone towers enlightened by coal replaced this in 1812. The lighthouse of today has its origin from a fortification built 1839 to defend the naval city of Karlskrona.
The beacon we see today was made in 1870. It was manned until 1972 and at most 15 persons lived here. They had cows, sheep, hens, pigs and ducks.
Utklippan is a nature reserve and a very important resting place for migratory birds.