Härön is an island in the Klövedal parish, located in the municipality of Tjörn in Bohuslän, a classic pearl of the West Coast of Sweden! Already in the 19th century Härön became a popular tourist destination, with famous summer guests such as Anders Zorn, Carl Wilhelmson, Vera Nilsson, Nils Zetterberg, as well as later artists such as Arne Gadd and Göran Dalhov.
Almost all the buildings on the island are gathered on the eastern side, and the largest part of the island today consists of a nature reserve with beautiful hiking trails and a thriving bird population. Härön has a ferry connection with the community Kyrkesund on Tjörn’s “mainland”, from which it is separated by the narrow strait Kyrkesundet.
The oldest known settlement on the island dates back to the end of the 16th century, and in the 19th century Härön became one of the West Coast’s most important shipping ports, channelling grain to Great Britain. A large grain storehouse was thus built on the island in 1847, today restored into Magasinet Härön [magasin being the Swedish word for storehouse]. Over the years, various trading activities have taken place in the building. From the 1930s to the end of the 1990s, there was a convenience store here; initially set up to deliver provisions for parties setting sail across the North Sea, and later as a communal grocery store.
During the beginning of the new millennium, the old storehouse was carefully renovated and now boasts well-preserved original details, an all-through present history and a wonderful location right on the waterfront.
Our ambition is to maintain the character and perception of the history throughout Magasinet, and to give you a taste of the friendly and hearty vibe of this small island; everyone knows everyone here!
We bid you a very warm welcome!