Stay at
Läckö Castle

The idea with a place to stay overnight at the Castle is not new, in the same spot there used to be a bed and breakfast called Vita Hjorten, which named today’s restaurant. Unfortunately, the bed and breakfast closed in the 1970s, just when more visitors started to make their way to Läckö. When a new building was planned on the grounds it was time to make sure that people could once again stay overnight at Läckö.

Boka rum

But why does it look like that?

Läckö Castle wins most competitions when it comes down to the appearance, so when a new building was planned for the area the architects chose a design which would not compete with the castle but still be inspired by its design. The new building flows into nature with no sharp corners and mimics the plants surrounding it. From a distance it is quite hard to see the house, while you clearly can see the castle.

When you enter the house you have to navigate between the islands of the reception and the exhibition. Don’t forget to look up at the ceiling, it is inspired by the baskets used by the gardeners on the grounds.

White arkitekter

Getting together under the same roof


When the plans for a new building on the grounds of Läckö Castle started to form many different functions needed to fit in. Many longed for a hotel so the guest could enjoy their stay here for a longer period. At the same time, the restaurant needed to move out of the castle because of the fire hazard, the guests were in need of a clearer visitor centre where they could get information, and the national park of Djurö needed a naturum to educate people on its environment. All of these different interests ended up together in the building naturum Vänerskärgården – Victoriahuset!

the background story

Getting together under the same roof


When the plans for a new building on the grounds of Läckö Castle started to form many different functions needed to fit in. Many longed for a hotel so the guest could enjoy their stay here for a longer period. At the same time, the restaurant needed to move out of the castle because of the fire hazard, the guests were in need of a clearer visitor centre where they could get information, and the national park of Djurö needed a naturum to educate people on its environment. All of these different interests ended up together in the building naturum Vänerskärgården – Victoriahuset!

the background story

One building,
many names.

Naturum, Victoriahuset or the Victoria House, Hvita Hjorten… Many names circulate when talking about this building. It is called naturum Vänerskärgården – Victoriahuset. The name of naturum stands for the nature exhibition about the national park and the archipelago. Victoriahuset stems from the Crown
Princess and Hvita Hjorten is the restaurant in the building.

 

Want to know more about naturum?

Why Victoria?

The building is named after H.R.H. the Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who is also the duchess of the region of Västergötland where the castle is placed. The Crown Princess received the building as a symbolic gift from the region when she turned 30 years old. The Crown Princess is also the patron of the building and in the time capsule placed under one of the limestones by the reception she has added a secret object.

What does a patronage mean?