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  • The Kosterferry at Långegärde, South Koster.

    Photographer: Göran Assner

Koster ferry

Koster Islands consists of Northern and Southern Koster Islands and is situated just west of Strömstad in Sweden. The islands have only 250 permanent residents, but it’s a very popular recreational area and in the summer thousands come with the ferry or in their own boats to visit the islands.

Getting to the Koster Islands

If one does not use or possess ones own boat, you have to get to Strömstad first and then take a ferryboat "Kosterbåten" to reach Koster, a pleasant crossing of around 40 minutes. Departure from the north harbour in Strömstad, Ångbåtskajen 1 (opposite the lokal tourist office). 

You can purchase a ticket on board, or at the ticket machine in the harbour in Strömstad. 

Timetable, tickets: www.kostermarin.se and www.vasttrafik.se