Hinders island or Hindersön in Swedish, is one of the largest islands in the Luleå archipelago. It is located about 8 km from the mainland and is easily reachable in the summer by ferry or private boat and in the winter by a maintained temporary ice road and separate snowmobile trail. Hindersön is rich in history with documented settlements dating from the 16th century by Swedish farming and fishing families looking for new land. Hindersön.
How to get here?
During the summer season from 23 June to 20 August the M/S Symfoni departs from the south harbor in Luleå city daily. The summer ferry boat schedule can can be found here.
The ferry is an excellent and environmentally sustainable way to visit Jopikgården and see the archipelago in comfort. Transfer time is either 1 ½ hours or 3 ½ hours depending on the daily schedule. We are located only 400 meters from our harbor and can arrange to pick up your baggage and take it to the hotel.
What to do?
We can recommend some different activities.
You can rent kayaks, fatbikes, and Stand Up Paddleboards from us.
Stand Up Paddleboards
Take a walk on the island
We can recommend you to take a walk on the island. There is fhree different harbors on Hindersön, and two of them has the characteristic red boat houses overlooking the water. If you take the road through the village you will pass the farmer Erik´s farm, and also the oldest house on the island. There is also an old school on the island, and if you are here on a tuesday you can visit the tuesday café.
Other places you can visit:
• The beach
• “Skärgårdsblandning”, a small kiosk, open 24/7. You are paying with cash or swish. You wil pass the kiosk on your way to the beach.
• The old mine
• The seal museum
The municipality has a wood-fired sauna (with a beautiful view over the baltic sea) at the “turbåtshamnen” (Björkögärdsviken) which is open for everyone to use. Booking takes place on site.
Book a guided tour
We can offer the following guided tours:
• Stand up paddleboard
• Village walk
• Husky hike