From  £2395
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Sweden’s vibrant and hip Gothenburg (Göteborg)
  • Live like a lighthouse master in this incredible “home on the horizon” on a remote island off Sweden’s west coast
  • Find a comfy nook on this rocky isle for the picture-perfect views of the wild ocean and open skies
  • Learn about the generations of lighthouse keepers and their families living in this extreme environment, caring for the lighthouse and rescuing shipwrecked sailors
  • You can book out the entire island for a truly private retreat
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Gothenburg & Pater Noster Lighthouse Retreat

5 Day Tour, from £2395 per person

Experience something truly unique on this five day tour of startling contrasts that takes you from Sweden's vibrant second city, Gothenburg, to the ultra-remote island of Hamneskär. 

Hamneskär is as remote and isolated as it comes. Accessible only by RIB boat, the island sits in one of Sweden's most windblown and rugged locations. Previously considered uninhabitable, it is now home to a small and exclusive hotel in the former Lighthouse Master's building. Here, you will be one of a maximum of 18 guests and have the entire island at your leisure for kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, lazing in the seawater hot tub or just soaking in the wild tranquillity of the untamed landscape. The hotel itself is a cosy retreat, designed by local agency Stylt to reflect its nautical history and the deep blues of the surrounding ocean and has a restaurant, bar, and outdoor cafe to service all your needs. Food is locally sourced and produced, and consists of some of the freshest seafood available. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO GOTHENBURG
Evening view from Residence bridge in Gothenburg

Arrive in Gothenburg, transfer to the Hotel Pigalle or other accommodations, and check in for 2 nights. 

DAY 2
GOTHENBURG
Gothenburg cityscape

Free day to explore Gothenburg, Sweden's second city. Hip and vibrant Gothenburg is an unexpected wonder. Days are easily lost walking its fascinating streets, winding from well-preserved neoclassical architecture to creative hubs, bar-lined boulevards and the picturesque waterfront. The city buzzes with creativity, cutting-edge food, and authentic, local music. Gothenburg has spent the last few decades renovating and reinventing itself and it shows - down every turn you will find cosy cafes, art galleries, independent shops or one of the six Michelin-starred restaurants and an unshakeable liveliness. From amazing seafood to neoclassical architecture, museums and churches, Gothenburg has something for everyone. (B)

DAY 3
GOTHENBURG TO PATER NOSTER
Pater Noster Lighthouse

This morning transfer to the small coastal town of Marstrand, only 45 minutes north of Gothenburg to catch the RIB boat* over to Pater Noster on island of Hamneskär. This journey can take anywhere from 25 to 40 minutes depending on the weather. On arrival you will be met with either a lovely chilled glass of champagne or a warming hot drink to welcome you to your "home on the horizon" for the next 2 nights. After you have settled in enjoy a guided tour of the island and learn about the history of the lighthouse.  Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in the company of other guides and wonderful hosts. (B,L,D)

 

* please note we can also arrange helicopter transfers.

Accommodation
Pater Noster Lighthouse
DAY 4
PATER NOSTER
PATER NOSTER

The island is best known for its cast-iron lighthouse and is popular with sailing boat owners who love to visit this rocky outcrop during warm summer months. The name Pater Noster is from the Latin for the Lord’s Prayer, which during the centuries has been uttered by fearful sailors entering this dangerous archipelago. However, these days after a delicious home-cooked breakfast, the day is yours to relax and soak up these incredible sea vistas and embrace this ocean wilderness.You can always try deep-sea fishing or kayaking and even cook whatever you might catch in the ocean. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub and a quick refreshing dip in the cold tub! Find inner peace with a spot of meditation at the lighthouse. (B,L,D)

Accommodation
Pater Noster Lighthouse
DAY 5
FLY TO THE UK
Blue Tram and German Church ©Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

Enjoy one last breakfast and relish your final moments immersed in the blissful remoteness of this incredible, untamed destination. Then take the RIB boat back the mainland and onwards to Gothenburg for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £2395 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Gothenburg
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 2 nights accommodation at Pigalle Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation at Pater Noster
  • All transfers and transportation 
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional excursions

Tour Route Map


  1. Sweden, Gothenburg
  2. Sweden, Hamneskär Island

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Pater Noster Lighthouse
Pater Noster Lighthouse
Pater Noster Lighthouse On the outpost of the island of Hamneskä, one of Sweden’s most rugged, windblown and exposed locations, sits the towering Pater Noster lighthouse. The......

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