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Hostel in Tullhuset on Huvudskär

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 29 beds in total, divided into three flats with their own kitchens and four rooms that share two kitchens.

Accommodation in tullhuset

Tullkammaren
This flat has one room plus a kitchen. The room sleeps four people in two bunk beds. The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for four people.

Mästerlotsen
The flat has two rooms plus a kitchen. Each room sleeps six people in three bunk beds. The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for six people.

Utsikten
This flat has one room plus a kitchen. The room sleeps four people in two bunk beds. The kitchen has a gas-fired hob with two burners, as well as a refrigerator and houseware for four people.

Fyrvaktaren 1
Consists of a room with three single beds. You share the Fyrvaktaren kitchen.

Fyrvaktaren 2
Consists of a room with three single beds. You share the Fyrvaktaren kitchen.

Fyrvaktaren 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
Consists of one room that sleeps three in a bunk bed and one single bed. You share a kitchen.

Postföreståndaren
Consists of one room that sleeps four in two bunk beds. You share a kitchen.

Shared kitchen for Telegrafisten and Postföreståndaren
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 seven people.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in and check-out 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 in Tullhuset.

Rowing boat

Tullhuset has three rowing boats that are shared between the flats.
Life vests available: two 15–30 kg, four 30–50 kg, three 50–70 kg, four 70–90 kg, two 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.

Reservations

Bookings for 2019 will be released on January 14th at 09:00 a clock.
Bookings before this date and time will not be handled.

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

Reservation form
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
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.