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STF Stora Fjäderägg Hostel

Lighthouse-keeper life in the Holmö archipelago on the sea

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About the accommodation

The hostel is situated in the newly renovated lighthouse keeper’s quarters on the island of Stora Fjäderägg in the Bothnian Sea.

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A narrow concrete pathway leads from the harbour through a sparsely vegetated rocky landscape and crowberry moors to the lighthouse and the hostel, which dates back to 1850.

Stora Fjäderägg is surrounded by ocean. From the lighthouse keeper’s stairs you can follow the ships travelling from the Bothnian Sea up to the Gulf of Bothnia. You can walk over sun warmed shingle fields and heathery moors, pick berries and mushrooms, fossick along the beach, and if you’re lucky spot a seal sunbathing on a cliff. The island is a nature reserve and has long been an important beacon for sailors in these difficult to navigate waters.

Migrating birds stop off at Stora Fjäderägg on their journey towards Asia or Africa (perhaps this is how the island got its name, which translates to ‘Big Feather Egg’), and a bird station is located in the lighthouse keeper’s quarters. Those interested in sailing can enjoy a trip on the gaff-rigged Holmö sloop, which takes guests to the island in summer.

Our service

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • <1 km to marked trails

    Less than 1 kilometer to marked hiking trail.

  • <1 km to bathing site

    Less than 1 kilometer to bathing site.

  • Book your own house

    It is possible to book the entire accommodation.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

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    Contact and opening hours

    Address:

    Box 1
    918 03 Holmön

    Travel options
    From Umeå you travel north with bus 118/119 via Sävar. If you drive your own car, take the E4 north, turn right at the height of Sävar, at the sign "Passbåt Holmön". Park the car at the ferry stop. The drive from Umeå takes 30-40 minutes.

    In Norrfjärden is the Swedish Road Administration's ferry that is free of charge and takes you to Holmön. You can find the timetable at www.trafikverket.se/holmoleden

    From Byviken on Holmön, you continue with the hostel's boat out to Stora Fjäderägg. The boat is booked in connection with booking accommodation.

    GPS-coordinates

    N63.806894°, E20.999851°

    Contact:

    +46 705175053 logi@storafjaderagg.se

    Number of rooms

    5

    Number of beds

    11-25

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      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.

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