contact@majatalobackaro.com
+358 (0)50 3603029
Backa, 21680 Nötö, Finland

contact@majatalobackaro.com
+358 (0)50 3603029
Backa, 21680 Nötö, Finland

Island of Nötö and the National Park

Stay a few relaxing days with us at Backaro, and find the opportunity to visit the extensive Archipelago National Park.

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Great place to relax, unwind and find yourself

Our Keywords: retreat, find yourself, relaxation, calmness in the countryside, yoga, meditation, spiritual quality, closeness to nature…

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ACCOMMODATION

SINGLE ROOM

A single room either on the upper or ground floor. Window either with sea or garden view.

Price: 60€ per night.

TWIN ROOM

A room with two separate beds on the upper floor. Window either with sea or garden view.

Price: 80€ per night.

COUPLE ROOM

A cozy room with two joint beds on the upper floor. Window either with sea or garden view. Children’s bed (20€/night) can be added to this room.

Price: 80€ per night.

All rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a large window, a table and chairs. All rooms have access to a refrigerator, tea- and coffee maker, TV and WiFi-connection. A common room equipped with a fire place can be found both upstairs and downstairs. A sturdy breakfast is always included in the price.

ACCOMMODATION

All rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a large window, a table and chairs. All rooms have access to a refrigerator, tea- and coffee maker, TV and WiFi-connection. A common room equipped with a fire place can be found both upstairs and downstairs. A sturdy breakfast is always included in the price.

Nötö Turku Archipelago National Park, Finland - Backaro B&B, Nauvo

Anna-Greta and Ida’s grandfather Krister are untangling their fishing nets, summer of 2017

THE BEAUTIFUL ARCHIPELAGO OF TURKU

The archipelago of Turku is not like any other place on our earth. Its tranquil sea with well over 20,000 islands and islets, combined with the endless amount of trees, makes the archipelago truly unique. The islands’ nature is rich and diverse, which makes it a great place to enjoy everything from long forest walks to the view of the rugged cliffs over the sea. The fauna on the islands is also rich. For birdwatchers the archipelago can offer unprecedented views and experiences.

Enjoy the untouched nature of the islands in the Archipelago National Park, which guarantees that the archipelagic culture as well as the natural landscape is preserved. Our ancestors enjoyed walks in the undisturbed nature – why don’t you, too?

With the exception of certain protected areas, you are free to move as you wish by boat in the national park. If you don’t own a boat, no problem! Just navigate your way through the archipelagic islands with the help of a taxiboat or ferry!

EVENTS ON NÖTÖ 2018

OUR BLOG: LIFE ON NÖTÖ

WHAT IS BACKARO?

Welcome to Backaro, a small, cosy guesthouse located on the island of Nötö within the Archipelago National Park in south-western Finland. We have built and renovated Backa gårds old house to a comfortable guesthouse with 8 nice and cosy bedrooms upstairs. On the entrance floor, we have an old fashioned “living room” with board games and a cozy fireplace for our guests to socialize and relax in. On the veranda we serve breakfast. Lunch and other meals can be arranged by agreement.

We have preserved the house’s exterior, surroundings and green area. The comforts include a bathroom with shower. A wood heated sauna in traditional style is also found at the guesthouse, and we would be more than happy to heat it for you! Indoors we have an electrical dry toilet and of course there is the traditional eco-toilet (dry toilet) outdoors.

During the summer months, there is a store for provisions 300 m from the guesthouse. The store also provides a washing machine as well as similar comforts. More information on Nötöboden (store) can be found here.

Welcome to Nötö in the archipelago of Turku!

Guest House Backaro B&B - Accommodation Nötö Nauvo, Finland

Ida’s grandfather Krister’s childhood home and farm continues down to the next generation. On the picture you see Backaro’s former hostess Nina, current hostess Ida, and her friend Emanuel.

  • Free WiFi-connection

  • Breakfast

  • Homemade meals can be requested

  • Refrigerator, tea- and coffee maker

  • We pick you up and help you carry your luggage!

  • Traditional Wood Heated Sauna

  • Common Room with TV, computer, board games

  • Guided Tour around the island

  • Canoes

GUIDED TOUR

We offer guided tours around the island where we walk through the old well-preserved village landscape. We will visit different charming places and valuable buildings, like the island’s former school, the old wooden chapel from the 1750´s, the mill, and the countess Maria Sofia de la Gardie’s memory cross on the neighbouring island of Eurholmen. We will also visit the moss covered building foundations of the village Mattsback. We will end the tour with a visit to the island´s convenience store Nötöboden.

Year 2016 both a Nature Trail and a Culture Trail was created on Nötö. With the help of a mobile map, navigating along the trail is very easy. Using the map, you can familiarize yourself with the island’s various services, cultural history (farms, prehistoric sights, etc.), and natural attractions. The map is powered by Google Maps, and can be found here.

HOW TO GET TO US

TAKE BUS / CAR

Take the archipelago-line (Finnish: saaristobussi – bus nr. 901-904) to Pärnäs, or get there on your own.
You can take the archipelago-buss-line from Turku or Helsinki, and some of it’s busstops are listed below:

  • Turku
    • Turku Busstation (Finnish: linja-autoasema)
    • Kupittaa Park (Finnish: Kupittaan puisto)
    • Piispanristi
  • Kaarina
  • Parainen busstation
  • Nauvo/Nagu Kirkkokylä (centrum)

See timetables for the archipelago-bus-line here (below Aikataulut).

GET ON THE FERRY M/S EIVOR FROM PÄRNÄS

The boat is free of charge and runs almost daily. Just hop on board!

You can find the boat´s timetables here (in the upper right corner)

MEET YOU AT THE STEAMBOAT PIER!

This is something special for the island of Nötö. The klockarsten is a large pice of granite with several smooth cavities. When you hit these cavities the stone emits different metallic tones. It is evident that the cavities have been diligently hit on throughout time. What could the Klockarsten’s previous purpose have been?
The function room and party venue Havsborg can be rented by individuals and business’s alike. The premises fits about 150 people, and has both kitchen and compostal toilets.
On the southern side of the island you can find the camping ground of Nötö.
Near Nötös pier and centrum you will find Backaro, the village shop, Café Skolan, and the wooden chapel.