Ulvön Island in Sweden

Oct 13, 2020 12:49:01 PM

Cultural heritage on Ulvön Island

Whoever arrives on Ulvön has the mainland behind and only the open sea in front of him. Ulvön welcomes you with traditional fishing villages, untouched nature and spectacular cliffs.

Fishing community in northern Sweden

The Ulvön islands are the High Coast archipelago’s biggest tourist attraction with a fantastic cultural heritage thanks to the picturesque little houses, boat sheds and traditional wooden frames for drying fishing nets. This was once the largest fishing community in northern Sweden and is often called the jewel of the Bothnian Sea or Norrlands Sandhamn. The long tradition of surströmming production on the island also contributes to Ulvön's valuable cultural heritage. It is still home to one of the largest production facilities for the notorious fermented Swedish herring. Take a walk along Hamngatan and immerse yourself in the atmosphere while admiring the iconic little red boathouses.

Hotel Ulvön room

Hotel & Restaurant Ulvö

A unique hotel in a unique location. A unique hotel in a unique location. The family-run business in a beautiful island location offers 26 double rooms in different categories. All rooms have access to free wifi, TV and a shared balcony. The hosts want you to feel at home, but at the same time they want you to be spoiled. The rooms are all individually decorated with good natural light, beautiful design details and luxury bathroom products.

At Hotel Ulvö there are many activities for families - enjoy the heated pool, mini golf, beach volleyball and playgrounds with barbecue areas.

Hotel Ulvö's restaurant invites you to enjoy island cuisine: the restaurant's food philosophy is modern and classically prepared Scandinavian dishes, with the emphasis on local products.

Café & Bistro Ulvöbyn

The Café & Bistro Ulvöbyn is a relaxing oasis in the middle of the island village Ulvöhamn. During the day you can enjoy a delicious snack and a refreshing drink here - in the evening the location turns into a cosy and personal á la Carte Bistro. Four atmospheres under one roof - every room is unique. Take a seat in one of them or in the garden. The library offers some Ulvö-romanticism. Ruben's Bistro is a cosy and comfortable room, perfect for late dinners and long conversations. The Café & Bistro's flower and herb garden is popular for coffee, lunch or dinner. There is also a private wine house.

Höga Kusten Ulvön island

Ulvö museum

If you are interested in cultural history, a visit to the Ulvö Museum is highly recommended, to learn more about the island's rich history of fishing, herring fermentation and mining. Here you can, among other things, visit an old dwelling house of a fishing family, "Kokhuset", and learn about everyday life in the former Ulvöhamn.

Old Ulvö chapel

Don't miss the Old Chapel of Ulvön, one of the oldest wooden buildings on the coast of Norrland dating from 1662, which stands in Ulvöhamn, the main town of Ulvön. The building, which is rather inconspicuous from the outside, was built in the typical Swedish log house style. Inside, the chapel surprises with large wall and ceiling paintings by the artist Roland Johansson Öberg.

Getting to Ulvön by boat

The Ulvö islands are located about 30 km south of Örnsköldsvik and can be reached by boat all year round from Köpmanholmen with M/F Ulvön. During the summer months, boats depart several times daily. Another alternative is to take a trip through the archipelago with M/S Kusttrafik from Docksta, Ullånger or Mjällomslandet – departures are scheduled daily in the summer.

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Andreas Olsson
The High Coast Of Sweden
Torggatan 10, 891 33 Örnsköldsvik

Destination: Kvarken

Kvarken, situated in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden, is the narrowest point of the Bothnian Sea. Here the distance between the Finnish and Swedish mainland is only about 80 km. From the outer archipelago on the Finnish side, Klobbskat, it is only 50 km to the Swedish town of Umeå.

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