I have been to Hanö several times when I was a kid, but I forgot how absolutely beautiful it is. We did a day-trip, but we wished we could have stayed on the island for the whole weekend.
Hanö is not very big, but that’s the beauty of this island, it’s perfect for a day trip with the kids, but also stay for a weekend and explore everything the island has to offer. We wanted our first stop to be Bönsäcken, so off we went.
The view is pretty spectaculare when you walk down to Bönsäcken, you can come back up for a little break when the kids are done collecting pebbles from the beach...
Oh, and don’t forget to tell the story about the female giant who used to live right there (and maybe still does?). The story is that she collected rocks in her apron to build a stone bridge and get across to the mainland (Listerlandet). But she stumbled, all the rocks fell out and beacame what is now Bönsäcken.
We brought some snacks that we enjoyed at what felt like the top of the world.
On the way to the lighthouse, we passed the English cemetery where sailors of the English navy from the Napoleonic Wars are buried.
When we were here, we had the opportunity to experience some art around the island, several artists exhibited their sculptures in nature, along the hiking trails. Perhaps you will also be lucky enough to experience "Sculpture in nature" during your visit?
Hanö's old school is now transformed into a charming hostel, and we will definitely book a room or one of the cabins for our next visit! The hostel was recently given a major make-over by the new owners.
Read more and book a room here
Before we left Hanö we decided to try the new restaurant, Fisky Business. It’s located right on the harbour and both the view and the food is hard to beat. They serve mostly fish, but also do a great vegan burger (which we tried + the fish & chips) and have lot’s of other yummy options for both kids and adults, a must visit!
If you want to book a table at Fisky Business: fiskybusiness.se
We will definitely be back at Hanö again soon. Until then, we dream of endless summer nights as we stroll around the harbor and watch the sun slowly set over the horizon.