"Gothenburg archipelago" Hönö by Sjalen

Hönö Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 41 photos

Say Hönö to a Swede and images of a soft, round flatbread springs to mind but few people outside Göteborg have actually been there. I hope that by creating this page, I can show you why it is worthwile coming.

Hönö is an old fishing community (one in ten Swedish fishermen come from these islands) and one of the biggest islands in Gothenburg's northern archipelago. I guess the fact that the southern one is easier to reach by public transport is one reason for the relatively few visits but it is still no major undertaking to reach the north. Once you do, you are met by an island with the rocky cliffs you expect of this archipelago, but added to that is quite a green inland with some areas even full of deer and where five big farms once worked the land.

The island belongs to Öckerö municipality, Öckerö itself being the big island just to the north of Hönö, and with eight other islands in the family. Hönö has the largest population in the municipality (around 5000). Its name has nothing to do with hens but is thought to come from the old Norse word "hein" which means flat cliff.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:surrounded by the sea, close to Gothenburg
  • Cons:windy
  • In a nutshell:Cliffs, fish and seagulls
  • Last visit to Hönö: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 26, 2006
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  • Christianne's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Amazing images! Thanks for sharing!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 2:39 AM

    Haha, so even more around göteborg to discover for me next year :-) I think, if I continue reading, I might never end up where I finally want to go :-) I love the little museum !

  • Jul 18, 2006 at 8:28 AM

    What a fascinating little place Charlotta! You do visit some interesting sites, great page, well done!!

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