Ornö, Haninge

Huvudskär is Haninge archipelago's final outpost. A vast and beautiful archipelago with over 200 islands, islets and rocks.
The largest island is Lökskär, but people are usually referring to the somewhat smaller, but populated Ålandskär island when they talk about Huvudskär. In the Middle Ages, there was a fishing village and, later on, the island became known as a pilot-, customs- and lighthouse station. Today, the old customs house is a hostel and, in the pilot´s house, there is an exhibit about Huvudskär's history. On Huvudskär, you can experience the barren outer archipelago's distinctive beauty. Cottongrass, heather and crowberry grow in the crevices between the bare rocks. Seals rest on the low-lying rocks and sea eagles hover in the sky. Look out over the open horizon and experience the magical light that has captivated so many artists and photographers throughout the years. Take a walk around the island, go fishing, sunbathe, and be sure to swim in the much talked about blue lagoon, or from the smooth, sun-warmed rocks. There are neither shops nor food service on the island, so be sure to bring a packed lunch. In winter, there is no accommodation either, and no regular boat traffic. But you can book a water taxi as long as there is no ice.

Contact information

Vandrarhem Tullhuset
13055 Ornö
Contact: Skärgårdsstiftelsen
Phone: +46-812312534



During the period 19 June to 21 August, Dalarö Sjötransporter will operate Dalarö - Huvudskär on Sundays and Thursdays in connection with the Hostel changing guests. On Sundays, the boat stays at Huvudskär for about three hours, on Thursdays the boat turns directly back to Dalarö. There is of course the possibility for other travelers to book a seat on board.

Departure from Dalarö Sun/Thurs at 11:30 Return from Huvudskär Sunday at 15:30, Thursday at 12:45. We can also pick up and drop off passengers at Kymendö approx. 11:45/13:10 (entrance Thurs) 16:10 (entrance Sun) and Fjärdlång approx 12:00/12:50 (entrance Thurs) 15:50 ( entry Sun). We are not responsible for our own possible delays, nor for connecting boats.