The longest journey you can take before you have to get off and take a boat is to the very last stop on the Gothenburg – Hälsö route. The biggest bonus about travelling to Hälsö is that there are bus services that will travel direct from Hälsö to Nils Ericsson Terminal without you getting off the bus. Another bonus of this bus route is that is the most scenic journey because you get to see Hönö, Öckerö, Fotö and Hälsö all in one day.

If you make a stop towards the south of Hälsö, you will be able to see the tiny bridge between here and Öckerö. Also in this area is the first beach spot which is not easy to find but when you do, you will see that it is fairly big and it does have a large pier to walk on. This area also has a supermarket and a café with crazy golf course. The harbour area boasts a great view of the sea and it is easy to take a load off and take it all in here.

The best part of Hälsö is the nature trail that loops around the top half of the island. Not only does Hälsö have some of the best examples of island homes, it also has an absolutely unbeatable view of Källö-Knippla that you won’t be able to take your eyes off. Luckily, the powers that be have thought about this view and have a bench on offer to sit on halfway round. So a great suggestion here is to sit and stare at Källö-Knippla!

If you follow the nature trail around to the end, it will eventually lead you to Burö ferry port where a ferry to Källö-Knippla, Hyppeln and Rörö awaits you. Be aware that all ferries that leave for these islands all leave from the right ferry port with Källö-Knippla being the less frequented.

Hälsö is an impressive island in terms of the fantastic nature trail and the fairly large beach near the small bridge. With the option of travelling to other islands and the abundance of great island homes to look at, Hälsö is well worth a day trip.

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