”Where the road ends and the sea begins
Where earth rises from the sea
Cafe & Restaurant Salteriet
Svedjehamn's small fishing port where the boats leave and return to
The great silhuoette of the view tower Saltkaret
The stunning sunsets
All of it together creates the unique experience, of its own right, that you don't want to miss out on.
Thank you for the summer 2023!
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The history of Salteriet
Salteriet ( translates to salting-house from Swedish language) was build in 1920 by the people of its village. The salt barels were brought to the same place from the boathouses of the people in the village. This move was made in order to have a larger amount of salt barrels in the same location. In Salteriet’s best days the fish brought in by the fishermen lead up to 115 000 kg of fish. The fish includes Baltic herring, salmon, perch and pike.
The salting of the fish in Salteriet restaurant ended in 1989. The deep-water fishing harbour of Vikarskat was built in 1994 in order for the bigger boats to port in. There used to be the main office of the salting-house where now there is the cafe of Salteriet. The main hall was used for the salting of the fish and the warehouse was where they used to clean the fish. The local youth club of the village Björköby started the cafe business in Salteriet and they run it accordingly untill the year 2012.
The recent owner bought the Salteriet at the end of the year 2016. Salteriet has a small museum located in the upstairs of the building. The museum is run by and taken care of by the Björköby ancient relic association.