Information about the coronavirus

After having been open only outdoors, Artipelag will also be open indoors Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm, effective from Maundy Thursday, April 1st, 2021.

The opening is in accordance with the guidelines and directives set by the Swedish Public Health Authorities for museums. The open activities consist of Bådan Café & Pâtisserie, an outdoor café, design shop, the outdoor exhibition Sculpture in Nature as well as the walking paths surrounding Artipelag.

Artipelag Restaurant, where we normally serve a gastro buffet, is until further notice closed. Activities such as meetings, events, weddings, photo sessions and private parties will not be possible during the pandemic. Our own direct buses to Artipelag are not running, but you can arrive by public transport, car or boat.

Artipelag follows the directives and recommendations from the Public Health Authority of Sweden and Visita in order to make a visit as safe as possible. Should you have any further questions with regards to your visit at Artipelag kindly contact us via or call +46 (0)8–570 130 00.

Outdoor café

During the current pandemic, we have a complementary outdoor café open. Here you can buy hot soup, buns and of course coffee, tea and other drinks.

On weekends we fire up the barbeque and offer tasty sausages and toasts. And feel free to take a seat in our newly renovated outdoor seating area.

For those who prefer indoors, you are welcome to visit Bådan Café & Pâtisserie that offers a somewhat larger selection as well as beer and wine.

Please note that some products may be sold out before closing due to high demand. Should you have any questions, kindly contact us at

Hot dishes

Creamy lentil and fennel soup with sourdough croutons SEK 145 (gluten in the croutons)
Cheese and ham toast SEK 65 (lactose, gluten, only available on Saturdays and Sundays)

Grilled sausages (only available on Saturdays and Sundays)

Thüringer bratwurst SEK 85
Jalapeño-cheese SEK 85 (gluten)
Grill sausage SEK 45
Vegetarian sausage SEK 65

The sausages are served together with Artipelag’s sausage bread (gluten) and a selection of condiments: mustard, ketchup, Dijon mayonnaise and roasted onion.


Cinnamon bun SEK 45 (lactose, gluten, egg, almond)
Cardamom bun SEK 45 (lactose, gluten, egg)


Coffee or tea SEK 40
Hot apple cider (non-alcoholic) from Värmdö Musteri SEK 40
Hot chocolate SEK 40
Ramlösa SEK 35
Smakis SEK 25

Signature Women prolonged

The exhibition, which originally should have closed on Sunday September 27th, 2020, has been prolonged to Sunday November 29th.

Signature Women – 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene opened on March 8th, but had to close after only a few weeks due to the situation with covid-19. It took almost three months until the exhibition could be reopened.

Read more about the exhibition here >>


Save money with a combo ticket

We have three exhibitions running concurrently, so it makes good sense to buy a combo ticket.

The combo ticket includes admission to the main exhibition, Signature Women – 100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene (regular price SEK 185), the Artbox installation Jan Håfström – The White Bus (regular price SEK 100) and the sculpture walk Sculpture in Nature (regular price SEK 50). The combo ticket costs just SEK 235 – you save SEK 100 compared to purchasing all the tickets separately.

See all our current prices here >>


Now there are two beehives from Skärgårdskupan (the archipelago beehive) on site at Artipelag. One on the meadow close to the parking Lillemor and one close to the path leading out to Jaume Plensa’s sculpture.

The hives are manufactured on Värmdö and should resemble the natural habitat of the honeybee, the tree trunk, but in a traditional box shape. They are made of natural materials such as wood, chipboard and flaxen and treated with cold pressed linseed oil. The legs have been singed to prevent rot against the ground. In each hive, approximately five to ten thousand bees reside.

More about the hives

The natural processes that takes place in a bee colony is recreated in Skärgårdskupan – among others, production of vital propolis and the natural antibiotic honey water. A massive, built-in wooden drum insulate and helps the bees with the important task of maintaining an even interior temperature, something that require an enormous amount of energy from the bees in traditional hives. By creating a better and more natural environment, less stress and the bees get a better resistance against diseases and harmful mite infections.

Skärgårdskupan is designed based on research that clearly shows the bees’ own ability to survive should the right conditions be given. With its unique design, Skärgårdskupan take the natural behaviour of the honeybee into account and only extract the honey the bee society can spare, in the attempt to create the ultimate beehive.

Skärgårdskupan allows extraction of honey, while protecting the continued survival of the honeybee and pollination of the plants.

Skärgårdskupan on Instagram >>

Open indoors again

After having been open only outdoors, we now open up indoors again.

As of June 25th, Artipelag will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. This means that we welcome visitors to the exhibitions Signature Women – 100 years on the Swedish art scene and Jan Håfström – The White Bus.

The opening also includes the Design Shop and Bådan Café & Pâtisserie, where we offer wraps, salads, coffee and buns. Artipelag Restaurant, where we usually offer the gastro buffet, is still closed.

We take all precautions to avoid congestion across the building.

Read more about how Corona affects Artipelag >>

Guest marina

Our guest marina is now open and is free of charge. We can accommodate small as well as larger boats and kayaks.

Welcome to anchor this summer!


Buy or order the exhibition catalogue

The exhibition Signature Women – 100 years on the Swedish art scene is currently closed but you can still buy the exhibition catalogue. Either via regular mail or in our outdoor café which is open weekends.

The catalogue cost SEK 300 and is available both in Swedish and English. Postage included (for registered letter an additional cost of SEK 80). Payment via bank transfer or Swish. Delivery time approximately one week. Place your order at

The catalogue is also available in our outdoor café which is open during weekends. Here you can pay with your credit card.

Read more about the exhibition here >>

Upcoming installation by Alexander Ekman

On October 23rd, 2020, Artipelag will host the premiere of the new dance and film installation Vanmakt by the director and dance choreographer Alexander Ekman. The project has been made possible by Micael Bindefeld’s Foundation, by awarding Alexanders its annual grant.

What is it that makes us either to act, be quiet or just watch? How can we turn powerlessness and helplessness to bravery and civil courage? In Vanmakt Alexander examines the question on our own responsibility.

In an interview in Svenska Dagbladet, Alexander talks about the installation.

”It is a new artform. We will be in the Artbox at Artipelag. The idea is to show films on all walls, in front of them or against them, creating moments of different art forms. It can be dance, pictures, people who participate in different ways. A cross-fertilization between different media. It will be a system where subparts will be added continuously creating new. I work almost up to the premiere the last week in October. This is completely new to me and I have never done anything like this before.”

Micael Bindefeld Foundation annually awards a scholarship supporting those who wish to communicate, give information or in any form convey knowledge to a broad Swedish audience stories about the Holocaust. It is becoming more and more difficult to get testimony from the survivors of the Holocaust. Within the near future, no survivors (witnesses) will be alive and therefore the need to convey their stories will be more important than ever.

The motivation from the foundation on the choice of Alexander Ekman is:

”The 2020 Scholarship is awarded choreographer and director Alexander Ekman for his film installation on the major and complex questions evoked by the Holocaust. In this art project Alexander explores our helplessness, bravery and our civil courage and invite young people as well as adults to reflect on one’s own responsibility. By keeping not only the memory of the Holocaust alive, the project also raises awareness that it is possible for anyone and everyone to prevent something like this from happening again.”

Alexander Ekman is one of the absolute foremost choreographers of our time. He works on the big stages in Stockholm, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and New York and is acclaimed everywhere for his extraordinary and innovative productions.

Vanmakt has a world premiere on October 23rd and will run until November 22nd. The work is under development and therefore no tickets are available. More information about the work and tickets will be found on Artipelag’s homepage.

Pictured above: Micael Bindefeld, Alexander Ekman and Artipelag’s founders Björn and Lillemor Jakobson.