Bassholmens day –

July 13th

6 Hours
Adult 300SEK
Senior citizen 250SEK
Children 100SEK


Celebrate Bassholmensdag with the Association of Allmogebåtar

On July 13, the association’s boats are set sail and the old grind is brought back to life. A popular event with a party atmosphere and many boats on the water.

The celebration takes place on the island of Bassholmen, an idyllic small island located in the middle of the beautiful Nordströmmarna, near Uddevalla, Orust and Lysekil. The island is a nature reserve with both hiking trails and barbecue facilities Several species of seabirds live here, and during the summer the cows graze freely along the beautiful coastal meadows.

Bassholmen has a solid history from the herring period in the 18th century, when herring saltery on the island. In the later part of the 19th century, the shipyard owner, Jakob Johansson, had a stately manor house built, which we use today as a guest house.

Here is also the association Allmogebåtar’s boat collection and their museum, which is well worth a visit. Here you can learn more about the different boats, herring and shipping in Bohuslän and feel the smell of freshly tarred boat hulls.

In honor of the day, you can go on a sailing trip in an old “allmoge” boat.

Good to know.

  • Accessibility on board, however, limited accessibility on the island
  • Book your ticket in advance (at least 72 hours before departure).
  • Fish soup is available for purchase on board
  • Bar with full serving rights
  • There is an ice cream kiosk on the island
  • Digital hiking in Swedish is available in the app “Upplev Uddevalla”
  • Some parts of the harbor are currently cordoned off due to findings of lead and arsenic in the ground.
    Land remediation is under investigation.


M/S Byfjorden

Depature from

  • Basteviksholmarna
  • Lysekil, Havets Hus
  • Fiskebäckskil, Gullmarsstrand

Fler turer till ön

On Saturdays 20, 27 July and 3 August, m/s Byfjorden operates the island from Lysekil via Fiskebäckskil. Read more on Boat trip to Bassholmen.

From June 24 – August 11, you can go daily with the staff on the island from Kärlingesund, Bokenäs. A place in the ekan can be booked the day before at the latest on 0522 – 69 84 80.



Departure and arrival times for each pier July 13th 2024

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Avgång hemresa




Lysekil (Havets Hus)