The Island of Holmön

Holmön is an authentic Nordic experience where visitors are warmly welcomed. The picturesque island is located in the Kvarken (Gulf of Bothnia) and about 10 km from the mainland. Holmön is known for its serene landscapes, diverse wildlife, and a close-knit community of about 70 inhabitants. In fact, during the summer months, the number of people on the island is multiple.

Holmön’s rich cultural heritage is reflected in its traditional fishing village, narrow roads, and charming red houses. At Holmön Boatmuseum you can learn all about life on the island then and now and during different seasons of the year.

For nature enthusiasts, Holmön offers outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and birdwatching. The best way to get around is to rent a bike at Holmön’s Boat Museum.

In the summertime, you can buy your picnic at the grocery shop. Or enjoy a delightful meal at the restaurant Novas Inn!

Places to stay overnight

Holmön is the island of hostels. Here you can stay at the beautiful Bergudden lighthouse, or in the village at Prästgården’s Hostel or Kaplangården, which are both open around the year. For those looking for something extra, a visit to the island Stora Fjäderägg is recommended. The island’s former lighthouse keeper’s residence is renovated into a hostel. The transfer from Holmön to Stora Fjärderägg is booked together with the hostel booking.

Ferry to Holmön

Attention: If you want to rent a bike during other seasons than summer, always check the opening hours for the Boat Museum.

The island of Holmön is part of an EU project where they have been selected as one of 30 islands in Europe to be at the forefront of a sustainable future, including by becoming self-sufficient in fossil-free energy.

Biking on a narrow village road on the island of Holmön

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