WHAT HAPPENS

During summer a number of events and arrangements at various locations in the island’s local life are offered.

Events on Hven spans from the island’s own music festival Ökanda to weekly whisky tastings at Spirit of Hven, Backafallsbyn.

Hven’s own art round will take place at the Christ Ascension holidays where Hven artists open its studios to visitors and exhibits in Hven Kulturhus (Cultural House).

Season rounds up in September with Trädgårdsrundan (garden day) on the island and Sophie Skördegille (harvest day) at the Tycho Brahe museum, two very popular and annual events.

See table below for more information regarding events on Hven for 2015.

MAY
kunstrundan200x200Hvens Konstrunda
An annual event is Hvens Art Round which kick-starts the island's summer season in May. Every year on the Ascension of Christ day artists on Hven open their studios to the public, all day in the period from 10.30 to 16.30. Rent a bike at the ferry landing and take off to visit the various artists, their exhibitions and workshops. Read about the individual artists, see opening hours, addresses and more. on www.venskulturhus.se
JUNE
whiskysmagning200x200 Whisky tasting on Spirit of Hven, Backafallsbyn
From Monday 22nd June to 15th August whisky tasting courses are offered every Saturday at the local destillation starting at 3.30 pm at a price of 495,- SEK per person. Get a lecture about the technique of whisky production and taste 4 different sorts of whisky. You are told about the 4 senses (taste, fragrance, hearing and vision) and how these are affected by these, which areas are suited for whisky production as well as tales and stories from various locations around the world. Combine with Backafallsbyn Summer Special - with an overnight stay, 3 course meal and breakfast.
JULY
Skørdedag200x200Trädgårdsrundan (garden day) on Hven
A day filled with green gardens and local produce. One Saturday in September, the tour of the gardens on Hven is for anyone interested. Some of the island's private gardens open their gates on this particular day. Meet garden enthusiasts relict plants, historical cultivation or go on a guided tour - on everything from garden design to medicinal herbs. Read more about the garden tour of Hven here . Date for 2015 not yet published. The event is a collaboration with Sophie Skördedag on the Tycho Brahe Museum
ökandaÖkanda Music Festival
In August the Ökanda music festival set up tents on Hven and invites a range of musical artists, to spread the musical atmosphere around the island. The festival is an unique small music festival where much of the music is reggae and hip hop, but there is also room for punk, rock and ballads. Date and program for 2015 is not yet published.
whiskysmagning200x200 Whisky tasting on Spirit of Hven, Backafallsbyn
From Monday 22nd June to 15th August whisky tasting courses are offered every Saturday at the local destillation starting at 3.30 pm at a price of 495,- SEK per person. Get a lecture about the technique of whisky production and taste 4 different sorts of whisky. You are told about the 4 senses (taste, fragrance, hearing and vision) and how these are affected by these, which areas are suited for whisky production as well as tales and stories from various locations around the world. Combine with Backafallsbyn Summer Special - with an overnight stay, 3 course meal and breakfast.
AUGUST
whiskysmagning200x200 Whisky tasting on Spirit of Hven, Backafallsbyn
From Monday 22nd June to 15th August whisky tasting courses are offered every Saturday at the local destillation starting at 3.30 pm at a price of 495,- SEK per person. Get a lecture about the technique of whisky production and taste 4 different sorts of whisky. You are told about the 4 senses (taste, fragrance, hearing and vision) and how these are affected by these, which areas are suited for whisky production as well as tales and stories from various locations around the world. Combine with Backafallsbyn Summer Special - with an overnight stay, 3 course meal and breakfast.
SEPTEMBER