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On the little island of Ivö in the lake of the same name, Ivösjön in north-eastern Skåne, you’ll find the charming hostel and conference centre Ivögården. The historic island offers exciting cultural discoveries and a beautiful natural setting, and is easily accessible via a road ferry. Whether you’re looking for an active holiday or just sheer relaxation, you won’t be disappointed. Come and enjoy our tranquil haven at any time of year!
The lovely Ivö is the stuff of fairy tales, located in the middle of Skåne’s biggest lake with the restful atmosphere you’ve dreamt of. Bathe in peaceful waters, fish for your dinner, go on cycling or rambling tours or rent a boat or canoe to ply the water. The walking trails take you through majestic woodlands to fascinating historical sights. In the winter season, you can intersperse your scenic rambles with skiing just 12 km from Ivögården, or even ice fishing or ice touring if the weather’s cold enough. Indoors, Ivögården is the perfect place to relax all year round.
Ivögården is an ideal place for encounters and experiences for all ages. We’re right in the middle of the little island, just minutes away from the lovely Kyrkviken Bay and the legendary St Ursula’s Spring, where a 13th-century archbishop found one Christmas Eve that the water had turned into wine. The building itself is historic, and has been painstakingly renovated in recent years.
The 15 individually decorated rooms of various sizes, with a total of 46 beds, are cosy and inviting. Guests share shower and toilet facilities. Located next to the wood-burning barrel hot tubs, the showers are newly renovated. There are 8 toilets, 2 of which are disability-friendly. At the centre of the residential wing is a guest kitchen where you can prepare your meals, which you can enjoy cosily indoors or on the patio in the company of Mother Nature.
Breakfast is served in the restaurant or the guest kitchen. The restaurant is open for bank holiday weekends, theme evenings, weekend packages and during the peak season. Our head chef serves excellent, top-quality meals made from organic ingredients from local growers. In the summer you can enjoy ice cream and home-made crêpes at our summer café.
Book your conference at Ivögården and combine efficient meetings with an idyllic environment and great food.
You can bathe almost everywhere on the shores of Ivösjön. Ivösjön is Skåne’s biggest lake with crystal-clear waters and a depth of up to 50 metres. You can fish for perch, zander, pike, roach and common bream – and maybe a few others. Rent a canoe and explore nature’s glory from the water. You can also follow the canal at Bäckaskog Castle to another lake, Oppmannasjön, or row to the town of Bromölla, where you might enjoy a visit to the industrial museum Iföverkens Industrimuseum. We at Ivögården sell fishing licences and rent out boats and canoes for your adventures. Gather with family and friends at the barbecue pit to enjoy a meal in the open air.
We look forward to seeing you at Ivögården on the majestic Ivö Island!
Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.
Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.
Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.
WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.
Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.
Cycles are available for hire.
Canoes are available for hire.
Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.
Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.
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Ivögården is located on the island of Ivön in Lake Ivösjön. You get here via the Swedish Transport Administration’s road ferry from Barum. The free ferry runs 24 hours a day and is just a five-minute ride. When you drive off the ferry on Ivö, follow the road straight ahead for 1.8 km until you reach a three-way crossing. Turn right onto Kungagårdsvägen and after 170 m you’ll find the Ivögården car park on the left.
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