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Lotshuset on Huvudskär

Once upon a time, Huvudskär had a thriving fishing industry, with cod and herring as the main catches. Simple fisherman’s houses were erected, and in 1646 a chapel was also built, although it was later moved from Ålandsskär to Lökskär. The Russian Invasion in 1719 put an end to all that, completely destroying this fishing village. In the 19th century, a lighthouse was built on Huvudskär, and customs and pilotage staff lived on the island in big, new buildings – Lotshuset (Pilot House) and Tullhuset (Customs House). Today, the Archipelago Foundation owns these buildings and rents out rooms to the public.

Accommodation in Lotshuset

(To see pictures of the accommodations, swipe or click on the bottom of the picture above.)

Little flat
Combined living room/bedroom and a kitchen. The room sleeps four people in two separate beds and a sofa bed. The kitchen has a gas-fired mini oven with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for four people.

No electricity, toilet, shower or running water. There are outhouses, one for each flat.

Big flat
Sleeps six in two rooms: One with four separate beds and one with two sofa beds. Separate kitchen. The kitchen has a gas-fired mini oven with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for six people.

No electricity, toilet, shower or running water. There are a outhouse, one for each flat.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in and check-out on Sundays at 11.30 a.m.

Bedding

Sleeping bags are not allowed in the beds, so remember to bring bed linens. Blankets and pillows are available for all beds.

Pets

Pets are only permitted in Tullkammaren and Mästerlotsen at the hostel in Tullhuset.

Rowing boat

Lotshuset and Tullhuset has three rowing boats that are shared between the accommodations.
(Booking is available on site.)
Life vests available: two 15–30 kg, six 30–50 kg, four 50–70 kg, six 70–90 kg, three 90+ kg.

Please note

  • There is no shop on Huvudskär. You must bring along everything you want.
  • There is no toilet, shower, electricity or running water. There are outhouses and a fresh-water well.
  • Stay on the paths when you go for walks on the island – the vegetation is very fragile.

Prices for lotshuset

Little flat
Weekly: SEK 4,500

Big flat
Weekly: SEK 5,500

Peak season
14/6-16/8 the apartments in the Lotshuset are only rented out whole weeks.

Late Summer
16/8-13/9 Waxholmsboat runs on saturdays and sundays, which means it is possible to rent whole weeks.

Other times call for price.

Reservations

Bookings for 2020 will be released on January 13th at 09:00 a clock.
Bookings before this date and time will not be handled.

Lotshuset is open from mid-May to the last weekend in September.

Reservation form
(Including mailadress)

Reservations are preferably received via e-mail.
You cannot make reservations with or ask questions of the ranger.

For reservations and questions, call:
Phone: +46 (0)8-123 125 34
Telephone manned: Mon–Fri 9–10 a.m.
E-mail: See the reservation form

Getting to huvudskär

Archipelago boat 2019
Waxholmsbolaget has a regular route on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays (from Strömkajen timetable 18, from Dalarö timetable 19) during high season 20/6-18/8, and weekends 24/8-25/8, 31/8-1/9, 7/9-8/9, 14/9-15/9.
Waxholmsbolaget

Taxi boat
During the low season, Dalarö Sjötransporter takes people from Dalarö to Huvudskär.
Dalarö Sjötransporter

If you want to travel outside the regular routes and timetables, contact Gålö Sjötaxi.
Gålö Sjötaxi

Bus
SL bus to Dalarö, and from there an archipelago boat at specific times.
Stockholms Lokaltrafik

Own boat
There is a natural harbour in Bastugluggen between Saltkobben and Malmskär.
Own boat
There is a natural harbour in Bastugluggen between Saltkobben and Malmskär.