Henån, Orust, Bohuslän, Exploring Sweden

Henån, Bohuslän – Exploring Sweden

Henån is a locality on the island of Orust, in the province of Bohuslän along the western coast of Sweden. The locality is the seat of the local municipality and has around 2.400 inhabitants.

A Short History of Henån

Henån has its origins in commerce and hostelry in the 19th century. The village started to grow around the stream that shares its name. Once it got its first steamboat connection tourists started to arrive for its swimming possibilities.

It was the constructions of the two bridges, Tjörn Bridge and Nötesund Bridge, that saw new administrative opportunities for the locality. The village suddenly became well-connected with the mainland. This resulted in that Henån became the seat of Orust Municipality upon its establishment in 1971. These developments have resulted in the population growing from around 170 inhabitants in 1960 to over 2200 in 2015.

Things to Do and See

It is Henån that provides many of the services on the island, such as grocery stores, ATMs, pharmacy and more. Located at the mouth of the river, there is never far to the water for swimming and other activities. In addition, the Henån Marina is right next to its center for anyone wanting to have a look at the many boats.

How to Get to Henån

  • Flights: There are domestic and international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT), which is 97 kilometers away.
  • Car: Henås is along road 160 in the northern part of the island of Orust.
  • Bus: Local and regional buses from Västtrafik connect Henån with the surrounding region.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 474 kilometers (5h 23min)
  • Gothenburg – 75 kilometers (1h 3min)
  • Malmö – 348 kilometers (3h 37min)
  • Linköping – 346 kilometers (3h 41min)
  • Kiruna – 1571 kilometers (17h 52min)

Find out more about other destinations in Sweden by visiting our page Exploring Sweden

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