STF Arkösund Hostel

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The hostel’s original buildings date back to 1939 when war broke out. They include the café and restaurant as well as the reception area – all in an authentic setting. The buildings are located right by the beach at the tip of the Vikbolandet peninsula – from the terrace you can see King Valdemar’s Fairway. There were 600 ships anchored there then, but today it’s considerably quieter out in the fairway. Now we get to enjoy the tranquil view of a shimmering sea. The beach is shallow and well suited to bathing, sunbathing or simply enjoying the surroundings in the shade of a windswept coastal pine.

You can stay in lovely one- to four-bedded rooms, or in the charming cabins that have two beds in each. The Sköld family’s Kavaljersflygel (“gentlemen’s wing”), which consists of a large room that accommodates up to ten people, is perfectly suited for a group of friends or a large family gathering. If you don’t want to bring your own bed linen, that’s no problem – you can hire it from us. We’ll also be pleased to clean for you, for a small additional charge, and organise your breakfast.

Sköldviks Strandkafé serves breakfast, coffee and snacks, lunch and dinner. We support the local area and are pleased to serve food from the region’s own agricultural production. We serve excellent drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Arkösund’s archipelago has shallow inlets you can visit, which have plenty of fish and an abundance of wildlife. It is not at all unusual to see eagles and seals. The hostel is an excellent starting point for fishing trips, kayak excursions, and fantastic walks and bicycle rides.

We look forward to seeing you for a visit even in the autumn and winter when it’s quiet, tranquil and relaxing. We don’t have any disturbing lights, which means that conditions for studying constellations and looking at the moon against a clear starry night sky are as good as they get. When the trees shed their leaves, sea trout migrate up the small streams along the Kolmården beaches. You can fish for sea trout, pike or herring.

The hostel’s café was built in 1939 by the director Elis Sköld and his wife Ditti Sköld from Norrköping, for use as a summer house in Arkösund. Mrs Sköld died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in September 1955. Before the house was renovated bit by bit, and turned into a hostel, for a number of years it was a holiday camp for children from the Gällivare municipality. Several people who have lived or worked at Sköldvik insist that they have seen the ghost of Mrs Sköld. The current hostel managers have kept watch and monitored the situation closely, but still don’t really know what to believe.


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