Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA fame lives on the island (2011). Anders Bagge (songwriter) lives also on the island (2011), and Lykke Li (singer-songwriter). Also Linnea Jarl lives here, recently voted most beautiful girl in Sweden.
Färingsö is the largest of the islands forming Ekerö Municipality. Ekerö consists of the formerly separate islets of Ekerö, Munsö and Kärsö.