Malin, her husband holding a chile are standing in a field with a flock of dark grey sheep. This is their farm on the island of Tjörn. Visit them with Meet the Locals
A family sit in the sunshine in some long grass having a coffee. This is a farm on the island of Tjörn that you can visit through Meet the Locals

The island of Tjörn, culture and nature with Malin

  • Offered in English, Swedish
  • Tjörn
Welcome to our wonderful farm on the island of Tjörn! Here you will really understand what the word ‘silence’ means, what it is like to live on a small archipelago farm and experience its everyday life. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for the weather and join us in an outdoor activity. It could be anything from building a gate, fencing a paddock, looking after the animals on the farm, renovating a collapsed stone wall or revealing an overgrown glade. I offer tasty fika, maybe it will be eggy cheese or a light lunch, and I’ll tell some stories about our beautiful island. At the end of the day I hope you leave with fantastic memories of a Swedish farm located in, what I think, is Sweden's most beautiful valley

About Your Host, Malin

My name is Malin and I live with my husband Klas in a valley on the southern part of the island of Tjörn. I've had an exciting life so far; Lived in the USA for a year, travelled a lot, worked as a journalist for twelve years and then as a teacher, switched to gardening and have now worked for 20 years in my own garden company. I have two children, my husband has four, and so far we have been blessed with eight wonderful grandchildren. For a few years now I have been an authorised guide for the whole of Bohuslän. I am really passionate about nature and culture and would like to share all the knowledge I have about our fantastic area. On our farm we have some chickens, cats, and ewes and if there is time, I try to grow a few vegetables. We also have accommodation for guests via Bo på Lantgård (Farmstay Sweden). We have already received guests from all over the world and they really appreciate the tranquillity of our small valley. It is important to me to have as much time as possible at home on the farm, working on construction and cultivation projects. Our goal is to manage this beautiful little plot on earth in a sustainable way for posterity. Warm welcome! Yours, Malin

Who this is for

This experience is for anyone who loves to be out in nature and likes animals.


Afternoons and evenings on weekdays


The easiest way to get to us is by car. Take the E6 towards Oslo and then the exit for Stenungsund and continue over the bridges to Tjörn. Once on Tjörn it takes 20 minutes to our farm.

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SEK 150 per adult and SEK 50 per child

Languages Spoken

English and Swedish

Tips from Locals

Malin’s three tips for things to see and do when you visit Tjörn and the surrounding area:

  • Take the ferry to Dyrön and hike the trail that circles the island. Top it off with a sauna and a dip in the sea. All year round.
  • Visit the Nordic Watercolour Museum and enjoy art in a beautiful coastal setting.
  • Visit Sundsby Säteri and meet Margareta Huitfeldt, in her time one of Sweden’s most powerful women. Take a trip up to Solklinten (The Sun Cliff), or one of the other trails, and finish with a delicious lunch or coffee in historic surroundings.

Find more tips about what to do on Tjörn on their own website: Tjörn