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Escape to the idyllic island paradise of Houtskär, where the soothing sounds of the sea and picturesque scenery await.

Houtskär is a hidden gem located in the archipelago of Finland.

The island is known for its tranquillity, beautiful nature and unique culture. Nature lovers will be in heaven in Houtskär, as the island boasts an abundance of natural beauty. From green forests to clear waters, the island offers endless opportunities to explore the outdoors. Visitors can take a hike through the forests, go fishing, or take a boat to explore the numerous islands and skerries that makeup Houtskär, take a dip in the clear waters or sunbathe on the sandy beaches. The island is also home to charming restaurants and a beautiful boutique hotel where visitors can enjoy delicious food and a good night’s sleep. The island’s small community and ferry connections between the different islands only add to the charm of this one-of-a-kind place. Visitors can take a ferry to explore the different islands and experience the different cultures and traditions that make Houtskär so special.

One of the most striking things about Houtskär is the dialect spoken by the locals, known as “Houtskärskan.” This dialect is different from any other spoken Swedish and is something that the locals are proud of. Visitors can experience the dialect by talking to the friendly locals in the villages and during events.

Activitites in Houtskär

Get more out of your stay with a guided activity, kayak, or boat tour.

Where to sleep in Houtskär

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