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Hostel in Tullhuset on Huvudskär

We plan to open the booking for the season on Monday 15 March at 9:00.
Unfortunately, we will only be able to accept bookings for those who can arrange their own transport to and from Huvudskär.

Information about prices and terms will be available here on the website a few days before the booking opens.
We will be open from mid-May to the last weekend in September.

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 29 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
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. The rooms have three bunk beds, a total of six 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 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.

Prices

Price list for 2021 is presented when the bookings are released.

Reservations

You cannot make reservations with or ask questions of the ranger.

For questions:
Phone: +46 (0)8-123 125 34
Telephone manned: Mon–Fri 9–10 a.m.
E-mail: bokning.tullhuset@skargardsstiftelsen.se

Getting to Huvudskär

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

Gålö Sjötaxi

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