Nidingen – magical place for conference, group trip or excursion
PACKAGE TOURS FOR PRIVATE PERSONS
You can buy a trip to Nidingen in several ways.
For example, book Weekend packages for your group – 14 400 SEK
or join the scheduled tours:
Daytrip – 600 SEK / P
Boat + Lodging – 1250 SEK / P
CONFERENCE AT NIDINGEN
Adventure Conference out on Nidingen is a hard to beat experience if you, for example, want to have your kick-off in the archipelago.
We offer conferences both without service and with service of staff on site.
THE HOUSES AT NIDINGEN
The former staff-lodges on the island are now adapted for those of you who want to sleep on Nidingen.
The old lighthouses and storehouses that are rebuilt for socializing are also included in the package tours.
CURRENT WIND AND TEMPERATURE, ETC. ON NIDINGEN
Updated weather every 10 minutes from our weather station at Nidingen. Make a shortcut on your mobile and keep track of the boating-weather, storm, temperature of the air etc…… WEATHER RIGHT NOW
Nidingen is open 1 June-31 August 2019
Nidingen is since 2007 a part of the destination Gottskär Hotell. Our activities on the Island with excursions, lodging, experiences, conferences and activities are open during the summer months.
2019 However, the season becomes a little shorter because we open the Nidingen while opening our new main building on the mainland, June 1. Then we close the Nidingen on August 31 2019.
For conference/ company groups at Gottskär ( mainland ) instead read under CONFERENCE
Facts about two unique lighthouses
Below we reveal a little more about the two lighthouses/ islands that we are so happy to take you to with our RIB-boat. (Rigid inflatable Boat). More beautiful pictures you can see in PICTURES / GALLERY
Sweden’s first lighthouse, since 2007 an annex to Gottskär Hotel, is geologically very unique and there has been written a lot of history here. The Island was created by the last ice age about 12000 years ago and is an approximately 4 km long drumlin. 3 km of the “reef” lies hidden beneath the sea, while 1 km protrudes above and forms the island itself nowadays.
The treacherous reefs that stand out to the east and west from the island are believed to have caused about 600 sea accidents over the years from the 1600 onwards. The Danes started with a twin-lighthouse on the Island in1624 and it became the world’s first twin-lighthouse. When the new lighthouse was built in 1945 with its flashing character, it was possible to turn off the two old stone towers from 1834.
Over the years, it has been built residential buildings and storehouses, etc. to the staff families, which after several renovations are now part of the hotel’s annex for lodging, food service, meeting facilities, etc.
We arrange short trips, day trips, weekend packages, conferences, kick-offs, experience packages, etc. Nidingen is a unique tourist destination and part of our national heritage. Among other things, you will experience:
- Countless stones of all sizes and colors
- Unique old lighthouses
- Crystal clear bathing water
- “Islands” formed by waves and streams one day but disappears the next day…..
- A rich bird life, (Sweden’s third largest bird station)
- Seals during a large part of the summer
- Porpoise (wale-fish) on the boat trip between Gottskär and the Island
- Sweden’s sunniest place for the 10 last documented summers.
The lighthouse Lilleland, majestically she stands on the treacherous Lillelands reef that has caused a lot of shipwrecks over the years until the lighthouse was finished 1946. The Lilleland reef protrudes from the eastern tip of the Nidingen and is 1 km long.
The reef and the lighthouse have been named after the small skerry Lilleland that does not really exist. How is that possible?
Well: The top 1000 cubic meter layer of the round rocks on the reef are set in motion when waves and streams are cooperating properly. Instead of remaining scattered on a large area under the water, they are piled on each other and form a small skerry above the water surface. This skerry can be anything from a few meters to the largest we documented that was 55 meters long and about 8 meters in width, and 1 meter high. On our excursion to Lilleland with our RIB we will drive carefully right next to the edge of the reef so you can see all the rocks and the steep wall that goes down to 40 meters deep north of the lighthouse.