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  • Tjörn - Island of Art

On Tjörn we love art and nature. From the jetty at the Nordic Watercolor Museum, you can dip your paintbrush in water while you dip your toes in the sea. From the cliffs of the historic landscape of Sculpture in Pilane, you can gaze out over the sea with the sculpture Anna by your side. Across the water stands Pater Noster, the king of lighthouses, where you have a world-class design hotel that offers you a home on the horizon.

Nordic Watercolor Museum

World Class Art

NORDIC WATERCOLOR MUSEUM. With its magical location by the sea on the outskirts of Skärhamn, the Nordic Watercolour Museum has an atmosphere of clarity and creativity. Since the museum opened in 2000, it has hosted a series of world class international exhibitions. Among the exhibitors have been Salvador Dali, Bill Viola, Louise Bourgeois and Swedish favourites such as Elsa Beskow, Anders Zorn and Lars Lerin.

Sculpture in Pilane

Sculpture from world-leading artists

SCULPTURE IN PILANE. Every summer in the historic Bohuslän landscape, alongside Stone Age remains and grazing sheep, is a sculpture exhibition of world-leading artists. One of the world's largest and most beautiful works of art, the 14 meter high sculpture ANNA, by the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, sits high on the cliffs with her timeless face turned to the sea while the seasons flow around her.

Pater Noster

A home on the horizon

PATER NOSTER. The Pater Noster lighthouse on the island of Hamneskär guided sailors for over 150 years. The masterful architecture of this legendary lighthouse is now a home on the horizon. The solitary lighthouse keeper's residence is one of the world's foremost design hotels, and you are welcome!

Hiking and cycling between your art experiences

From the Nordic Watercolour Museum in Skärhamn, way markers lead you past fishing boats and boathouses, through the charming streets of this coastal community. As you leave the village one of Sweden's most beautiful landscapes opens up before you. The trail takes you on winding paths, over smooth coastal rocks, through wind bent pine forests, and across sea strand meadows, all the way to Sculpture in Pilane.

Paddle your way to art through the world's most beautiful archipelago

Rent your kayak at Kajaktiv in Bleket. From here, paddle north towards Skärhamn, past salt-rimed boathouses, cobs, and skerries, to land on the beach outside the Nordic Watercolour Museum. In calm weather there is also the opportunity to paddle with a guide from Kajaktiv to the small island of Hamneskär, home of the Pater Noster lighthouse.