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Hostel in Tullhuset on Huvudskär

Travel to Huvudskär
see under taxi boat further down on this page.

History

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). Visitors are mesmerised by the proximity of the sea, looking out on the outskirts of the archipelago and observing the birds and seals. The lovely old buildings make Huvudskär one of the most popular painting motifs in the archipelago. Tullhuset, which is on Ålandsskär, has 27 beds in total, divided into three flats with their own kitchens and four rooms that share two kitchens.

Accommodation in tullhuset

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

Tullkammaren
Own apartment with one room and kitchen. The room sleeps four people in two bunk beds (maximum of two additional beds can be purchased). The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for six people.

Mästerlotsen
Own apartment with two rooms and kitchen. The rooms have three bunk beds, a total of six beds (maximum of two additional beds can be purchased). The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for eight people.

Utsikten
Own apartment with one room and kitchen. The room sleeps four people in two bunk beds (maximum of en additional beds can be purchased). The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for five people.

Fyrvaktaren 1
Own bedroom with three single beds (maximum of one additional bed can be purchased). You share the Fyrvaktaren kitchen.

Fyrvaktaren 2
Own bedroom with three single beds (maximum of one additional bed can be purchased). You share the Fyrvaktaren kitchen.

Fyrvaktaren kitchen
Kitchen shared between Fyrvaktaren 1 and 2. The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as two refrigerators and houseware for eight people.

Telegrafisten
Own bedroom with three beds, one bunk bed and one single bed (maximum of one additional bed can be purchased). You share a kitchen.

Postföreståndaren
Own bedroom with four beds in two bunk beds (maximum of one additional bed can be purchased). You share a kitchen.

Shared kitchen for Telegrafisten and Postföreståndaren
kitchen shared between the Telegrafisten and Postföreståndaren rooms. The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as two refrigerators and houseware for nine people.

Larger group or own bedrooms

If you are a larger group or if you want two separate bedrooms and own kitchen, you can rent Fyrvaktaren 1 and Fyrvaktaren 2 or Telegrafisten and Postföreståndaren.

Good to know

There are no large kitchens or common rooms in any of the houses.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in and check-out at 12.00 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 in Tullhuset.

Rowing boat

Tullhuset and Lotshuset 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 outhouse and a fresh-water well.
  • Stay on the paths when you go for walks on the island, the vegetation is very fragile.
  • Huvudskär is located in a nature reserve and areas of special consideration.

 

Reservations

Reservation form (pdf)

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

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

Getting to Huvudskär

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

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