How to get there  
Holmöfärjan (Holmön Ferry) 

To Holmön runs the ferry Helena Elisabeth, also called Holmöfärjan. The ferry line is operated by Trafikverkets Färjerederi on commission from  Vägverketregion Nord

The ferry goes between Byviken on Holmön and Norrfjärden on the main land. Norrfjärden is situated approx 30 km NE of Umeå. There are three daily tours during summar time and two during the rest of the year. A timetable for the ferry can be found below. The ferry is free of charge.

When the sea freeze during the winter, the traffic is maintained with snowmobile train with two 4-seat sledges and a cargo sledge. From the winter 2010 Vägverket is responsible for maintaining the traffic. Seats are booked through Peter Tornberg, 070-6908503. Non-booked passengers only if seats are available. There will be extra tours fi needed.  

The Holmön ferry "Helena Elisabeth"

Ferry schedule to Holmön
Winter/Spring/Autumn (week 1-24 and 34-52)
Monday-Fridag Saturday  Sunday
Fr Norrfj Fr Holmön Fr Norrfj Fr Holmön Fr Norrfj Fr Holmön
6:00 7:00 7:00a,c,d 8:00a,c,d 8:00a,c,e 9:00a,c,e
8:00 9:00 9:00 10:00 10:00 11:00
16:00 17:00 16:00 17:00 16:00 17:00
18:00 19:00 18:00a,d 19:00a,d 18:00a,e 19:00a,e
    22:00b 22:45b    
Summer (2018-06-27--2018-08-05)
6:00 7:00 9:00 10:00 8:00 9:00
8:00 9:00 11:00 12:00 10:00 11:00
10:00 11:00   12:00 13:00
12:00 13:00 16:00 17:00 14:00 15:00
14:00 15:00 18:00 19:00 16:00 17:00
16:00 17:00 20:00a 21:00a 18:00 19:00
18:00 19:00        
a - Call tour that must be booked on telephone 070-3464819 not later than 60 min before departure from Norrfjärden and 120 min before departure from Holmön. Not called tour will be cancelled.
b - Runs only last Saturady in the month, call tour.
c - Cancelled last weekend in the month.
d - Cancelled on holiday eve
e - Cancelled on holidays (day after eve).
Extra tours will be arranged in conncetion with public arrangements. Time for these tours will be announced  separately.
Download schedule as PDF-file (in Swe). Download summer schedule
Observer that wind and ice conditions can cause changes in the schedule, especially spring and autumn. 
If the ferry becomes full there will be an extra tour. 
The ferry tour is free of charge. Car and trailer should be booked with the ferry staff. Telephone to the ferry is 070 - 3464819.
Larger goods shall be booked in advance with Vägverket in Luleå, tel 0771-119119.
Bus to the ferry from Umeå
Länstrafiken operates on the route Umeå - Sävar - Norrfjärden with bus line 12/17/118/171. Read more at


Service on Holmön

Shop, Post office, Bank, Bottle shop representative,  Pharmacy e t c.
Holmöns Lanthandel (Village country store) is situated in the Byviken area about 100 m from the ferry jetty. This shop is a combined country store, petrol station, post office, Bank, Bottle shop representative, Pharmacy reprsentative and small library.
Tel +4690 55170. [More info (in Swe) ]

Restaurants and eating placecs.
"Panget", Holmö Nya Havbad (Holmö New Sea Shore Restaurant) is closed and for sale.

Hamnkrogen is situated close to the quays in Byviken (where the ferry arrives). Hamnkrogen will no be open!  

, Youth Hostel type of lodging with close to 20 beds. Can only be rented as the whole buillding and only open summer time. Book via Hembygdsföreningen (in Swe).

Bergudden, Youth Hostel type of lodging with close to 30 beds open summer time. Book via their webplace (in Swe).

Prästgården Holmön. Old Vicar's place that is a newly renovated house with 24 beds in five rooms and a fully furnished kitchen.
For questions contact Joar Sandström, tel. 076-2515690 or Jorik Otterbjörk, tel. 070-5560142.
For bookning, maila
or call Holmöns Lanthandel at 090-55170. [Read more about Prästgården (in Swe)]

STF Youth Hostel Stora Fjäderäggs fyrplats. Open from June to mid-September. Bookning at telephone 070-6917220. More information at

Marlens lodging.
Small cottages with well equipped kitchen with refridgerator and freezer, stove with oven, microwave, water heater, coffee brewer. TV. WC and shower. Patio with outdoor furniture. For booking call Marlen, telephone +4670-2927100.

This place has 6 room for rent of which 4 rooms are 4-bed rooms with shower and toilet and two double rooms, sharing shower and toilet. There is a fully equipped kitchen and an out-door place for eating with a BBQ.
Book at 070-2799757. Can be booked all year.
Holmö Byaväg 107

Other service

Recycling station and garbage handling
Read more (in Swe)

Tourist Information can be found in the BoatMuseum. Tel +4690 55220. Open daily from mid-June to mid-August. 

Map can be obtained free at the TouristInformation, and Lanthandeln

Bicycles can be rented at Holmö Havsbad and TouristInformation

Showers/Laundry can be found in the service building close to the Guest jetty at the east side of Byviken. Use 10-SEK coins for hot water in the showers and for the laundry machine.

Damina AB.
Gives service with transports (car, boat, snowmobile) and various types of activities outdoors. Also different consultancy service and 
[Read more].

Beach. Beaches can be found in Byviken, Trappsand on east side of Trappudden (approx 3 km from Byviken) and at the bridge to Ängesön in Sörsundet (approx 8 km south of Byviken). 

Fishing. Fishing with rod is free in the sea and lakes. Good spots for spin-fishing for pike can be found on the shore of Jebäckssundet. At the bridge between Holmön and Ängesön perch can be fished with worm bait. In the lakes on Ängesön both perch and pike will bite. Bergudden Fyr, LillHällan and Trappudden are suitable places for fly-fishing for grayling and trout. 

Mushrooms and berries. In late summer and autumn there are lots of wild berries and mushrooms in the forests on the island. Wild berries and mushrooms in the forest are free to pick i Sweden.

TheBoat museum is situated in Byviken. Tel +4690 55220. Open daily.

The church lies in the northern part of the village. 

Bergudden Fyr (Bergudden Lighthouse) lies on the western side of Holmön approx 3 km from Byviken. Guided tours can, during summer time, be arranged at the TouristInformation

Ödekyrkogård (Old cemetery). Just below the road crossing "Bergudden Fyr" an old cemetery can be found. At the site there is also a replica (2 m high) of the church Helena Elisabeth, the first church on Holmön, which has been moved and re-erected at Gamlia museum area in Umeå

Jebäckshamnen (Jebäcksundet quay) lies at the widest part of the strait between Holmön and Ängesön. It has been a small fishing harbour with a stone quay and old boathouses. The harbour is now in poor condition and is only used for small leisure boats. 

Stora Fjäderägg is an island north of Holmön with a lighthouse and a ornithology station. The island has a unique biotope with low juniper scrub and cobblestone areas and is an el Dorado for ornithologists. There are also old unique ancient remains, e.g., stone labyrinths and compass cards. Suitable for daily excursions in good weather. Summer time it is possible to go with the sloup to Fjäderägg. I t is a 5 km boat trip from Byviken that takes about 40 min. Read more at Slupen.
Damina is another operator that usually can arrange boat transports to Stora Fjäderägg. Damina has a modern faster boat and the trip takes about 15-20 min.  [See pictures from Stora Fjäderägg]

Wildlife sanctuary. The eastern part of Holmön and the major part of Ängesön is a wildlife sanctuary. It is Sweden's largest archipelago sanctuary and was founded to preserve the unique archipelago forest biotope on the islands. Walking tracks and pick-nick grounds have been made to facilitate access to sanctuary. 

Business on the island.

Beside the restaurants, the shop and other services there are also: 

Åsa Engman operates the  municipal scavenging and sewer handling in combination with a village compost facility to obtain a good ecological system for waste handling. Tel +4690 55130. 

Livestock farm.
Susanne och Peter Tornberg runs a farm with cows and sheeps for meat production.
Tel +4690 55188 

Damina AB 
Damina AB offers boat transports and outdoor activities, seal watching, Holmön Grand Tour, kayak rental. Read more at Damina AB website.  

Tegströms gräv.
Can help you with excavation work. Contact Bert Tegström, tel 070-6509750.

Holmöns Snickeri AB undertake various building work, renovations and new cionstructions and also work with wooden boats.
The company also operates a STF youth hostel at Stora Fjäderägg. They also run the track Holmön - Stora Fjäderägg with the sailing and tar smelling Holmö sloup. This activities are active during June to September. Bookning and contact: phone 070-6917220 or e-mail More information about the hostel and the sloup at

Holmöservice do all kinds of service- and maintenace work. Contact Kent Stecksén 070-5975002.





Top of page

Back to startpage

This page was updated: 2019-10-03
© HUF