Map of sights, restaurants, shops and activities on Ven

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Arts & Culture

  • Ani’s Gallery

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    Ani’s Gallery

    In Ani’s gallery you can buy unique glass made and burned in the gallery’s own oven. There are also paintings in watercolor and acrylic made in different techniques. Art cards with motifs from Ven.
  • Cassiopeia Garden Gallery

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    Cassiopeia Garden Gallery

    Garden gallery with things for pleasure and enjoyment. Ceramics from Ven in an old greenhouse that smells of figs and tarp. Located on the main road next to the grocery store.
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    Goldsmith Malin Ljung

    The goldsmith and artist Malin Ljung has her shop and workshop at Ven, where she also finds the inspiration for her jewelry. Centrally located in the middle of Tuna village.
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    Welcome to the artist Céleste and her farm Marielund on Ven. Old farmhouse which now houses a larger art gallery. Garden with sculpture park, coffee shop, painting courses and room for travelers.
  • Nämndemansgården Homestead

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    Nämndemansgården Homestead

    Nämndemansgården or Karhojagården, as it was formerly called, dates back to the late 1700s. The building has been nursed and developed for five generations and was inhabited until 1991. Today it’s a local history museum. During the summer, the farm hosts exhibitions about the island’s history.
  • Ninna Mandin Silver

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    Ninna Mandin Silver

    Ninna Mandin is a silversmith and designer with studio and shop at Ven. The expression in Ninna’s jewelry is playful and organic, often with unexpected shapes and symbols. The jewelry is made of 925 silver. Ninna Mandin Silver is located in the white house with green windows in Bäckviken, right next to the ferry!
  • St. Ibb’s old medieval church

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    St. Ibb’s old medieval church

    The country’s most beautifully located church? When you stand on the hills around the church house you surely think that’s the case. Saint Ibb’s church from the 13th century lies stunningly on the top of Kyrkbacken with a wonderful view of the strait. This church is the only one of Vens’s two churches in use. In the church you can see Tycho Brahe’s own church bench and an altarpiece painted by Tycho Brahe’s court painter, Tobias Gemperlin. See also Visit St. Ibb’s medieval church
  • The Tycho Brahe Museum

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    The Tycho Brahe Museum

    An amazing museum and garden about one of the giants of science history, the Scanian / Danish islander and astronomer Tycho Brahe who lived and worked on Ven. Housed in the deconsecrated church in the middle of the island. Photo: The Tycho Brahe Museum, Ven.
  • Tunaboden / The Tuna Weaving Shop

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    Tunaboden / The Tuna Weaving Shop

    This is an active workshop where Karen Alm manufactures various textile handicrafts, like carpets, bags, and aprons.
  • Vens Kulturhus / Ven’s Cultural Center

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    Vens Kulturhus / Ven’s Cultural Center

    Ven’s own cultural center in the Salvation Army’s old building from 1891. Exhibitions, lectures, music arrangements and other activities during summer. In Tuna village right by the turn towards Kyrkbacken.


  • Agne’s Tapas

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    Agne’s Tapas

    Tapas, bistro and café in the middle of Bäckviken where the ferry arrives. Perfect as the first or last stop on Ven.
  • Bread on Wine

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    Bread on Wine

    Bakery, cafe, tapas restaurant and wine bar in a fantastic location at the harbor of Kyrkbacken. Here the ingredients are at the center through organic methods and own crops.
  • Café Tycho Brahe

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    Café Tycho Brahe

    Lunch and coffee in the historic grounds of Tycho Brahe. Serves pies with salad, pasta salad, soups, hot salmon, sandwiches and baguettes and more. Children eat from the menu at half price.
  • Hven’s Ice Cream Factory

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    Hven’s Ice Cream Factory

    In the kiosk in Bäckviken, the first thing you meet when you leave the ferry, you can get delicious ice cream made in the small factory in the harbor. All ice cream is made of organic cream.
  • Kyrkbacken Kiosk

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    Kyrkbacken Kiosk

    The kiosk in Kyrkbacken that seems to have just everything. Ice cream, candy, food, souvenirs, bicycle rental, etc. A real institution on Ven that can feed you a whole day down in Kyrkbacken.
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    Kyrkbacken Smokehouse

    Freshly caught fish smoked in their own smokehouse served right next to the harbor dock. Bread and sallads.
  • Mitt på Hven / Middle on Hven

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    Mitt på Hven / Middle on Hven

    Café and restaurant on the middle of Ven. Dishes made from locally produced products made in their own kitchen. Own cakes and bread.
  • Pumpans Café & Restaurant

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    Pumpans Café & Restaurant

    Vegetarian food of organic produce, coffee from its own roast and deliciously good apple juice. Bread and pastries are baked on flour from own stone mill. In a lush garden by the main road.
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    Restaurant Ella

    Fresh fish and seafood and other organic ingredients combined with a fantastic location and the best wines. Right by the beach in Kyrkbacken. Listed in White Guide.
  • Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn

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    Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn

    High-class restaurant and whiskey bar with its own distillery. Multiple different combination offers with food and accommodation in 4-star hotel units.
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    Strandkrogen / The Beach Tavern

    Strandkrogen serves simple, honest and savory food, with a few safe classics and an alternating menu, with thematic starting point in the island’s and the region’s seasonal inspirations. Beautifully located right by the sea at Ven’s campsite Camp Ven.
  • Turistgården – House of Ven

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    Turistgården – House of Ven

    Vens oldest inn and tavern located in the middle of the island. Restaurant, hotel and boarding house. Here the chefs interpret the Scandinavian classics with a modern and updated expression. Lovely setting and a wonderful outdoor patio.

Shops & Leisure

  • Alpackaboden / The Alpaca Shop

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    Alpackaboden / The Alpaca Shop

    Alpaca – these strange animals also live on Ven. Here you can enjoy trekking with the calm and good-natured animals. In Alpackaboden above Bäckviken you will find the softest yarns you can imagine, and of course knitted, crocheted and other crafts.
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    Handlarn Sankt Ibb / Sankt Ibb General store

    Our only grocery store and country store, usually just called “the store”. Always faithful to Ven and open all year around.
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    Ivans Wagontrail

    Horse and cart tours with or without guide and horse riding on ardenner horses for the experienced riders. For small to large groups.
  • Paviljong 1916 / Pavilion 1916

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    Paviljong 1916 / Pavilion 1916

    A shop for soul and heart! Here you will find clothes, accessories, gifts for old and young, and flowers for your summer garden. A small lovely shop next to the ferries in Bäckviken.

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