Welcome to Björkö, a peaceful place in the archipelago, a small island without cars but easy to reach from the mainland by boat


Björkö Gård in the northern part of Småland is a cross between Astrid Lindgren´s Bullerbyn and Saltkråkan. Here at the island of Björkö, we have a village of farms in a row all in a genuine fishing- and archipelago environment, in the middle of a nature reserve. Björkö is an active farm with cows, horses, hens, dogs and cats and with 700 ha own fishing waters in the Tjust archipelago between Loftahammar and Västervik. Here you can stay in one of the farm cottages and after the day’s fishing, you can relax in the sauna at the pier and swim in the sea.

Fishing
Björkö´s own water include 700 ha of varied archipelago. The eastern part, towards the open sea, is less shallow with depth less than 6 m, while the western parts in the bay Gudingen offers depths up to 22 m. In the fishing waters of Björkö there are plenty of pike and perch as well as bream, tench, eel and whitefish. The average weight for pikes is approx. 4 kg and the record is 18 kg and 115 cm.

The fishing season in open waters is between middle of April until December. Spinning rods are nearly exclusively used for the pike fishing but even fly-fishing has been tried with good results. Perch can be caught using either angle or spinning rods. Angling is the best for catching tench and bream. As the nature reserve around Björkö is excluded from the free hand tackle regulation, you need a fishing license, which can be included in the package for the stay at Björkö or you can contact us and pay for a license.The fish you do not eat during your stay at Björkö should be put back. Each guest may take 2 fishes each home after the stay.

Accommodation for fishing guests
There is one guest cottage on the farm. "Lillstugan" approx. 46 m2. There is a modern kitchen with electric cooker, oven, refrigerator, freezer and coffee maker. In the cottage there is a WC and shower is available in the sauna building by the sea (approx. 80 m). Lillstugan has 4 beds and a bed sofa and Wi-Fi for free in some of the rooms and in the garden. Price for one week (Saturday - Saturday) is 7 000 SEK. The cottage is only available during spring and autumn.

How to reach Björkö
Approx. 30 km north of Västervik and 70 km south of Söderköping on the E22 road there is a signpost for Loftahammar (17 km). When you are booking your stay at Björkö we will send you more detailed information. When you are at our mainland pier, we will pick you up and then there is a five minutes boat ride out to Björkö.


GPS
WGS84: N 57° 51.6665', E 16° 39.573'
Decimal: 57.8611, 16.6596