The island of Norrbyskär

Explore Norrbyskärs Museum, a captivating summer getaway just 39 kilometers south of Umeå.

A quick 15-minute ferry ride transports you to a unique archipelago setting filled with food, music, art, crafts, guided tours, and children’s activities. Step into the past, discovering the history of once Europe’s largest sawmill and Frans Kempe’s unique model community. Immerse yourself in architectural wonders and remnants that endure on the Norrbyskär islands.

As part of ‘Västerbotten Experience,’ we strive for sustainable and authentic nature and cultural experiences.

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Top 10 tips


To ensure you have the best experience with us, we would like to provide you with our top ten tips for a day excursion to Norrbyskär. A brief stop or a full-day excursion, what suits you the best?

Museum & Guided tours


A short walk from the ferry, and you’ll arrive at our museum located in the old engine hall. Here, we share the island’s unique history with you as a visitor, and don’t miss the opportunity to take a guided tour with our popular mini train.

Find us & FAQ

How to reach Norrbyskärs Museum, do you need a car, and can you bring bicycles on the ferry? Find answers to common questions here.



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