Open at Koster – Winter 2023

Here is an overview of the services and restaurants currently available, but we recommend keeping an eye out for updated information and opening hours on each company’s website and Instagram/Facebook page. More information can be found in the FB-group “Det händer på Koster” .

Good to know

The KosterferryTravel out to Koster with the Koster service(timetable). The Koster ferry departs from Norra Hamnen, at the square in Strömstad.
You can buy a return ticket on board (or in a vending machine at the jetty) in Strömstad. You can also buy tickets in the Västtrafik To Go app (single ticket only). If you bring your own bike or kayak, you pay an extra fee/ticket on board (not via app or pay machine).
For more information on ticket purchase, prices and timetables, visit www.kostermarin.seor search the journey planner at .

Ferry Kosterlänken between North and South Koster (Western pier-Långegärde). More information about staffing & payment
Unmanned winter: travel with Kosterbåten, recommend crossing Västra Bryggan, Nordkoster – Långegärde, Sydkoster. Or travel with a local across the channel.
PLEASE NOTE! The cableferry Kosterlänken closed between 23 January and 24 March 2023 for maintenance work!

Want to stay overnight on the Koster Islands? You can find accommodation via the link Accommodation on the Koster Islands
PLEASE NOTE! Please note that tents are not allowed on the Koster Islands, camping is only allowed at the campsite Reservatet, Nordkoster (tent pitch must be pre-booked).

Kosterbladet information brochure with lots of curiosities and facts for the Koster visitor. Download Kosterbladet 2022

Ica Sydkoster

Groceries, petrol, games, pharmacy & café in the square.

Tuesday-Friday at. 10-18, Saturday at. 10-14 (Tuesday & Thursday closed 13.45-15.30).
Tel. +46526-200 35.
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Farm shop selling lamb products and lamb skins, Brevik.
For opening hours: Facebook or call 070-748-31-07

Kosters Rökeri

Restaurant at Ekenäs jetty and opens up 10 March!
More info/Facebook>>

Kosterhavet Nature Centre

Kosterhavet National Park Visitor Centre, Ekenäs jetty
Open during sports holidays (20-26 February). 10-17 and Sunday at. 11.30-17.
Tel. 010-224 40 00
More info and opening hours>>

B&B Ekenäs Koster

Café at Ekenäs jetty, open every day from 9 February!
Tel. 0526 – 202 50
More info/Facebook>>

Reservation for changes in opening hours –