The Holmön archipelago with its famous boat museum lies 10 km from the Swedish coast. The Holmön boat museum has exhibits including the tools used by smallholders, fishermen, seal hunters and boat builders. The island's traditional types of boats are also on display here, beside temporary exhibitions with local interest during the summer. Close to the museum are also restaurants and cycles for hire. Tel. +46 (0)90 55 220 (summer) or +46 (0)90 13 11 28 (winter).
How to enter the island
A free ferry takes you from Norrfjärden 25 km north Umeå to the islands. Sit on the sundeck and enjoy the sun and sea. Visit Holmön boat museum and ride a bike down the winding village road, though the big Holmö Nature reserve famous for it's many birds, elks but a single bear.
You can spend the night at one of two youth hostels here. Or enter the Holmöslupen (»The sloop of Holmön«), a newly built replica of a nineteenth-century trading sloop, going either under sail or by engine, for an exciting trip to the lighthouse-keeper's cottages at Stora Fjäderägg (»Great Feather-egg«), where you'll find a bird conservation centre as well as a youth hostel. www.vasterbotten.se; www.visitumea.se.