Hönö Travel Guide

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Hönö Things to Do

  • Ishuset Art Hall

    The "Ice House" (Ishuset) has exhibitions of all kind summertime, mostly by famous contemporary local artists. Do give them a ring in advance to see that they are open if it is the only reason for you to visit Hönö.

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  • Hönö Fishing Museum

    A great little museum! Most text in the museum is in Swedish but that won't matter too much to an international visitor as there is so much visual stuff. As you enter, there is a room full of ship models, name plates and a fishing boat's steering house with the characteristic old hammering engine noise of my childhood and indeed great for children....

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  • Hönö Church

    This is only a small wooden chapel like church, built in 1933-34 but as it is in the middle of the island, you're sure to spot its spire. Its interior is 1920s inspired.

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  • Fotö

    Little Fotö is visible from Klova harbour and nowadays even has its own bridge. This has made more people settle on the island, whereas before, it was mainly local fishing families (visible in the form of in-breeding which it was known for in Gothenburg). These days, lots of Gothenburg families who want to get out into the archipelago settle here...

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  • Öckerö

    A trip to the neighbouring island to the north, which gives the whole municipality (with ten islands) its name is a nice way to spend a day. Here you will find the old 15th century church, a newer church, a heritage farm and lots of nice cafes and restaurants. Of course you will also have great sea views as always and it couldn't be easier getting...

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  • Hönö Heritage farm

    Mainly open Sundays in June and July so I haven't visited it but it will give you an insight into everyday life on the island, especially the life not set on fishing. They also run the windmill which you can see from the ferry.

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Hönö Restaurants

  • Hönökaka cafe

    On your way to the quay at Klova, you pass a typical red wooden house where people sit in the garden summertime. Inside, there is a big whitewashed oven where the local speciality, hönökaka, is baked. The soft, round flatbreads were originally baked so that fishermen had something to sustain them during long trips and they are quite big. You can...

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  • Archipelago dining

    The only drawback with this is its opening hours but that's because it serves fresh fish (no Mondays). Why it wasn't open for lunch, I don't know and that is why we couldn't visit. It is however open in the evenings and seems to have a great menu deal, including a lot of local fish (but there is hot dogs for picky children). Sitting on the veranda,...

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Hönö Transportation

  • Biking

    The tourist information at Klova harbour (summertime) has bike rental and this is an excellent way to see a rather flat island with little traffic away from the main Hönö-Öckerö main road.

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  • Across the water

    These yellow "road ferries" simply replace roads where those are not possible to build or where it is not feasible to build bridges. Therefore, they are for free so just catch a bus from Gothenburg's central bus station to Lilla Varholmen and off you go - you can also drive on board if you have a car. No need to book space since they run frequently...

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Hönö Warnings and Dangers

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    by Sjalen Updated Jun 26, 2006

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    As you can see, the coastline is very rocky as it should be on the west coast. Therefore, take particular care when the cliffs are wet after rain as then they can become very slippery. Apart from that, it goes beyond saying that you should never let small children out of sight...

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Hönö Sports & Outdoors

  • Diving

    Hönö is a bit of a diving centre for those in the Gothenburg area. See the link below for the main company to contact in Klova Harbour. You can rent it from Oxygene (see link).

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  • Fishing

    Of course a fishing community such as this has opportunities for visitors to try their luck too. You can fish straight from the cliffs or go on boat trips. Two to three hours will set you back around SEK 300 for ordinary fishing and for more money, you get to fish crab and lobster too depending on season. Vinga Båt och Fisketurer at Fotö or Klova...

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  • Swimming

    Swimming is obviously a major thing on an island and you can find your own cliff to sunbathe and swim from anywhere. Just make sure you check the depth before diving in head first. If you have children or just prefer beaches, there are several places to head for: Röd, Lappesand and Hästen are the most well-known and you will find them signposted...

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Hönö Favorites

  • Architectural stroll

    Hönö, like most other archipelago islands, is full of gorgeous wooden houses, often characteristically painted white to avoid seeing all the salt stains. Many climb on the cliffs around a harbour and they often have fantastic carpentry around verandas etc. If they have straight harbour views, you can bet they were built to house a captain. Just...

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  • Klova Harbour

    This is where it all happens. Klova is also known as Klåva but since I'm given a non umlaut alternative, that's what I'll gladly present it as on VT :))) It is the main harbour on Hönö (but not where the road ferries dock) and here, you find a scattering of cafes and restaurants as well as diving and fishing tours. You also have a nice view towards...

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