Gullholmen is a unique island, with a history which dates back to the 13th century. This is probably one of Sweden's oldest fishing villages. Today, Gullholmen and Härmanö is a car-free, living community with around 120 permanent residents, and many times more during the summer months. Härmanö has one of Bohuslän's largest nature reserves, where a variety of rare plants grow. The most typical feature of the landscape on Härmanö is the fissured and broken gneiss bedrock, and you can walk through the "Hell's Corridors" of black dolerite.
Gullholmen offers an amazing coastal environment, with an active yachting community, a nature reserve, swimming, fishing, interesting buildings, and a beautiful natural landscape. Today, Gullholmen is considered to be Sweden's most densely populated island. Worth a visit is Gullholmen's oldest house, Stenstuga, which is now a museum, and the Skepparhuset (the Skipper's House) from 1893. In the Skepparhuset the rooms and contents have all been kept in their original condition and the house, as well as its boatsheds, is now a maritime and fishing museum. Accommodation in the form of hotels and cabins is available on Gullholmen at Gullholmsbaden and Skottarn.
Travel by ferry (about 15 min) from Tuvesvik on Orust to Gullholmen Harbour.