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Destination Öckerö - Gothenburg's archipelago

A stone's throw north of Gothenburg you will find the ten islands that make up the municipality of Öckerö. Havskatten is on Hönö.

Foto: Öckerö kommun

On Hönö you can experience the changing seasons all year round. Everything is within easy reach -  salty swims, sun-warmed rocks, Ersdalens nature reserve and lovely day trips at sea.

There are many places to explore on our ten islands and several activities to do while visiting us. Here at Havskatten we’ve gathered some tips that we think you should try, see below.

Welcome to Gothenburg's northern archipelago. Havskatten offers a fantastic location with the sea as its nearest neighbor - all year round. You can stay here whenever you want - as long as you want - all year round.


Our tips

Visit Öckerö

The official website for all information about visiting the ten islands in the municipality of Öckerö.

Paoloscykel - rental bikes

Rent a bike on the islands! Visit Paoloscykel at Hönö Klåva to rent a bike, or book in advance by telephone.

Play Boule

Fun activity where everyone can join in! The boules course is right outside Havskatten. We have a simple boules set that you can borrow.


Hönö Röds cliffs in the Ersdalen nature reserve area, are said to be a world-class bouldering site. The exciting granite cliffs attract many free-climbers for a memorable experience with a fantastic view of Kattegat/Skagerrak. Climbing season is all year round. There are plenty of nice sunny places for climbing even in the middle of winter. You will also find about four hundred "problems “ in this area. Keep in mind that Ersdalen is a nature reserve, so please be considerate towards birds and wildlife. 


More info can be found on the Gothenburg Bouldering Online (GBO)’s website.

Foto: Hampus Samuelsson

Rich bird life

The bird life on the islands is noticeable in the nature reserves and around the shallow coves. In Ersdalens nature reserve area there is a hide that attracts many ornithologists.

Activities all year round

On Hönö there are many opportunities for different types of sports activities. We cooperate closely with the local Shooting Association, among others.

Seaside shopping

Shop next to the waterfront! The shopping area in Hönö Klåva is right by the port and has a wide range of boutiques. There are also cozy cafés, lunch places and restaurants.


Every year in the first weekend of August there is an art trail, covering all ten islands. You can visit artists and craftsmen in their studios and workshops, where they display and sell their work. Enjoy the whole weekend combined with a comfortable stay here!

The Fishing Museum in Hönö Klåva

The Fishing Museum in Hönö Klåva harbour is a popular destination for family day trips. Learn more about the history, what the boats looked like back in the days and where they were built.

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