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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.
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"
Service on Holmön
Post office, Bank, Bottle shop representative, Pharmacy e t c.
Restaurants and eating placecs.
Hamnkrogen is situated close to the quays in Byviken (where the ferry arrives). Hamnkrogen will no be open!
Bergudden, Youth Hostel type of lodging with close to 30 beds open summer time. Book via their webplace www.berguddenfyr.se (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 bookning, maila
Holmöns Lanthandel at 090-55170. [Read
more about Prästgården (in Swe)]
For bookning, maila
Holmöns Lanthandel at 090-55170.
[Read more about Prästgården (in Swe)]
Youth Hostel Stora Fjäderäggs fyrplats.
Open from June to mid-September. Bookning
at telephone 070-6917220. More information at
Recycling station and garbage handling
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Holmöns Snickeri AB undertake various building work, renovations and
new cionstructions and also work with wooden boats.
Holmöservice do all kinds of service- and maintenace work. Contact Kent Stecksén 070-5975002.
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