With the sea as your playground and nearest neighbour, Tjörn offers a quality life style with all facilities close at hand, all year round! Seaside and countryside in combination with plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities, comprehensive public services and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Tjörn covers 148 km², the sixth largest island in Sweden in terms of area. During the winter there are 15.000 inhabitants, but in summer the population grows to around 45.000 people.
The island is a miniature version of Sweden, where you can experience the unique natural surroundings all year round. Tjörn's hiking trails offer not only exercise, but also often excellent sea views. There are separate cycle trails from the Tjörn bridges. Bathing in the sea and sailing with excellent guest ports are other features of Tjörn.
Art and culture both characterise Tjörn and its inhabitants. There is a centre of cultural history at Sundsby Säteri. This farmhouse dates back to the 14th century, although it is best known for the period during the 17th century when Margareta Huitfeldt, one of the most powerful people in the province of Bohuslän, lived here.
The light, the sea and the nature have inspired artists and craftsmen. Tjörn has many museums displaying various aspects of the island and its history. The most well-known is the Nordic Watercolour Museum in Skärhamn.
In the rolling landscape near Pilane grave field, annual exhibitions of modern sculptures mix with iron-age stone circles.
Skärhamn is the main town on Tjörn, with around 3.500 inhabitants. It is a place that has been characterised by shipping throughout history.
Other well-known places are the Tjörn Bridge, as well as the smaller islands Klädesholmen, Åstol, Dyrön, Tjörnekalv and Härön. There is a bridge to Klädesholmen, while the other islands are reached via ferry trips. On the islands are several restaurants, serving all of the good food that is brought from the sea.
Welcome to Tjörn!