These include the striking Pater Noster lighthouse on the deserted island of Hamneskär, off the larger Marstrand Island, near Gothenburg. This historic building dates from 1868 and, so rocky and risky were the waters surrounding it, the lighthouse took its name from a prayer spoken by sailors in the hope that God would see them safely through the area.
Today the Pater Noster hotel, located in the former lighthouse keeper’s abode, offers an ideal bolthole to recharge the batteries, learn about the lighthouse’s exciting history and sample excellent local seafood in a stunningly uncluttered environment.
A number of packages are available including a break to combine a visit to Pater Noster with a Gothenburg city stay. Travel to Marstrand and then on to Pater Noster with a thrilling rigid inflatable boat (RIB) ride, being treated to an oyster and champagne lunch inside the lighthouse, a sumptuous four-course dinner featuring seafood specialties and accommodation in the nine-room hotel.
For another sparkling lighthouse stay visit Utpost Hållö, located within a nature
reserve on the island of Hållö just 15 minutes from the well-known fishing village Smögen. A beautiful place to stay and more peaceful than bustling Smögen, in summer it can be reached by regular ferries from Smögen jetty or from Hamburgsund. The hostel accommodation is basic but cosy and includes a self-catering kitchen for all guests, while in summer the café is open too. Hållö Island offers visitors the chance to take wonderful swims, scuba dive in clear waters and be soothed by its distinctive natural environment.
Tour Operator Simply Sweden and book packages to Gothenburg and Pater Noster Lighthouse.