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As Holmön portal earlier reported
Färjerederiet is responsible for traffic with ferry and hovercraft on the Holmön route. All other services like thesnowmobile track, helicopter transports, goods transports with snowmobile are managed by Trafikverket and are purchased from other actors. For these issues (helicopter, snowmobile etc) contact Trafikverket. Contact person is Karin Bergenås, tel: 010-1242065, mobile: 070-7246059, e-mail: karin.bergenas@trafikverket.se.
2019-02-15
Problems with the helicopter too
It turned out to be technical problem with the helicopter too right now, so there were no transports yesterday afternoon and this morning. It is unclear when the helicopter or hovercraft can be back in traffic.
2019-02-15
Stop for the hovercraft
Technical problems stops the hovercraft and the traffic is cancelled from this afternoon. From tomorrow morning Thursday there will be helicopter transports until thehovercraft is back in traffic.
2019-02-13
The traffic with the hovercraft begins on Monday
Färjerederiet announces that the traffic with the hovercraft begins on Monday morning. After several changes it is decided that this schedule applies:
Weekdays departure from Norrfjärden at 6.30, 8.30, 16.00 och 18.00. Departure from Holmön at 7.00, 9.00, 16.30, and 18.30.
Saturday departure from Norrfjärden at 7.30, 9.30, 16.00 och 18.00. Departure from Holmön at 8.00, 10.00, 16.30, and 18.30.
Sunday departure from Norrfjärden at 8.30, 10.30, 16.00 och 18.00. Departure from Holmön at 9.00, 11.00, 16.30, and 18.30.
2019-02-09
Changed adjustment of the hovercraft schedule
On request from Holmön, there is a slight change of the adjustment of the hovercraft schedule. Each morning tour from Norrfjärden will be postponed 30 min (because the hovercraft runs faster than the ferry) and the afternoon tours from Holmön will be 30 min earlier according to:
Weekday departure from Norrfjärden at 6.30, 8.30, 16.00 och 18.00. Departure from Holmön at 7.00, 9.00, 16.30, and 18.30.
Saturday departure from Norrfjärden at 7.30, 9.30, 16.00 och 18.00. Departure from Holmön at 7.00, 9.00, 16.30, and 18.30.
Sunday departure from Norrfjärden at 8.30, 10.30, 16.00 och 18.00. Departure from Holmön at 7.00, 9.00, 16.30, and 18.30.
There are several advantages with this change. The times fits better with the busses, commuters will get to work earlier and home earlier and the staff may end work earlier in the evening.
2019-02-06
Information from Färjerederiet
Trafikverket purchase traffic with ferry and hovercraft on Holmön track from Färjerederiet. All other services, such as snowmobile track, helicopter transports and cargo transports with snowmobiler, are purchased by Trafikverket from other actors. Färjerederiet their staff can therefore not answer questions other than those in relation to Färjerederiets agreement with Trafikverket. For other questions (helicopter, snowmobile etc), refer to Trafikverket.

Today persons tansports are made with helicopter and cargo with snowmobile on the snowmobile track. The weather has admitted that flying can be resumed from Monday afternoon. Peter Tornberg, tel 070-6908503, will answer questions regarding flytimes and handle booking for helicopter and cargo transports.

The traffic with the hovercarft for persons can hopefully begin this week. After this weekends snowstrom, the track needs to be prepared and also give time for the ice thickness to grow. Notice will come as soon as the traffic can begin.

When the hovercraft traffic starts the hovercraft will follow the ferry schedul with a slight adjustment.
Each tour from Norrfjärden will be postponed 30 min (because the hovercraft runs faster than the ferry) according to:
Weekday departure from Norrfjärden at 6.30, 8.30, 16.30 och 18.30. Departure from Holmön according to ordinary schedule.
Saturday departure from Norrfjärden at 7.30, 9.30, 16.30 och 18.30. Departure from Holmön according to ordinary schedule.
Sunday departure from Norrfjärden at 8.30, 10.30, 16.30 och 18.30. Departure from Holmön according to ordinary schedule.
2019-02-05
 
Warning!
The visibility out on Kvarkens ice is often no more than 50 m, due to snowfall and hard wind with drifting snow. This mean that it can be hard to see next marking stick along the snowmobil track. It is, therefore, easy to get lost. Avoid to go on the track with this poor visibility. The condition is also poor with drifting snow and dune formation.
2019-02-03
Now is the snowmobile track open
The track begins at Norrfjärden and runs south of the ferry track to Vintervägskroken on Holmön. The conditions on the ice is excellent with 5-20 cm of snow. Suitable for snowmobile and skis.

Warning!!!
North of the ferry track, the track for the hoovercarft starts. DO NOT USE THAT TRACK! The hoovercraft causes cracks in the ice. Moreover, the ice conditions are poor and the ice is thinner along that track.

2019-01-31
No helicopter
The current heavy snofall has stopped todays helicopter flying. The ice, however, grow and the ice in West Kvarken is now regarded as fast ice (read more in the Ice report). The ice is, though, not enough to open the snowmobile track, but it is close. The Swedish Maritimne Administration has now all icebreakers in operation to assist the comercial shipping.
[Read more (in Swe)]
2019-01-29
Info from Färjerederiet
The ferry is cancelled - helicopter traffic from Tuesday 29 January util the hoovercraft traffic starts. The helicopter will fly, depending on the weather, weekdays, morning and afternoon, during daylight. No weekend tours. The terms for helicopter transport are priority for school children, residents on Holmön and persons on way to and from their main work. With residents means persons who have their main night sleep on Holmön. For booking and information on fly times, contact Peter Tornberg, 070-6908503.
For information about the actual situation on Holmöleden subscribe to sms-info via this link (in Swe) or read more at Trafikverkets website under the heading "Trafikinformation" (in Swe).
2019-01-28
Stop for the ferry
In current ice situation, the ferry cannot pass through the ice. Färjerederiet has decided to stop the ferry traffic for the time beeing. On Monday there will be helicopter traffic. Shortly the Färjerederiet will come with infomation about the terms for the helicopter traffic. For booking and information on fly times, contact Peter Tornberg, 070-6908503.
2019-01-27
 
Ferry turned back
This morning with hard notherly wind and snowfall, with drifting snow, the ferry had to turn back due to the ice situation. It is unclear when the traffic can be resumed. The cold weather, however, gives increasing ice growth. The ice is, however, not thick enough to open the snowmibile track, but is is closing up.
2019-01-26
 
Ferry in operation again and Kvarken is closed
During Monday evening, the icebreaker Thetris came and broke up the track for Capella. Today, the ferry made a later morning tour and is expected to run on schedule this afternoon. The Swedish Maritime Administration has today closed W Kvarken for north-south traffic. This mean that the work to stake up the snowmobile track can begin.
2019-01-22
Info from the KOM-group
Read more at the KOM-group webpage (in Swe).
2019-01-21
The causes problems
The afternoon tours today are cancelled due to the ice situation. New prognosis is expected tomorrow at ca 13.00.
2019-01-20
Ice report
Now, the ice report begins for this winter season. Go to the Ice report.
2019-01-16
Info about broadband
Not enough agreements for broadband have been signed so there will not be any fibre installation on Holmön.  
Another solution will be investigated based on new radio technology. If this solution can be approved by
PTS and the Agricultural Authotity, Umeå Energy will invite tenders for offers of radio solutions. If adequate offers will come in, such a solution will be suggested for Holmön. Further information will come in due time here and by e-mail to interested appliers.
2019-01-09
Ferry in operation
From the tour at 8 from Norrfjärden, the ferry runs on schedule again.
2019-01-02
Changed ferry tours this afternoon Update!
Due to approaching hard weather, the afternoon ferry tours today will depart at 15.00 from Norrfjärden and at 16.00 from Holmön. The first morning tours on 2 January at 6.00 and 7.00 are cancelled.
2019-01-01

 

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