The car-free island of Dyrön is situated immediately to the north of Marstrand and is one of six archipelago islands in Tjörn municipality which are permanently inhabited. There are around 190 permanent residents on the island, along with many visiting boats and seasonal guests in the summer. Dyrön is one of only a handful of islands with an ICA store which is open all year, with deliveries from Systembolaget, a postal service, café and pizzeria.
In summer, a number of businesses open their doors to guests seeking refreshments, food and culture. One of these is Galleri Bockeberget, home to both local and national artists. The island also has a boules and tennis court, mini-golf, football pitch, play area and a small sports hall and gym. There is also a winding scenic hiking trail with wonderful views around the island which also attracts many tourists.
Dyrön also has a very popular sauna available for hire and was named Sweden’s finest electrically-heated sauna in 2008. Besides enjoying the sauna, there are also two bathing areas with trampolines, bathing ladders and sandy beaches as well as countless rocky outcrops and bays for people seeking relaxing peace and quiet. Both bathing areas are located close to the two guest harbours of Nord- and Sydhamnen, which with their distinct characters complement each other with a variety of services and experiences.
The large number of permanent residents means that the island also has a varied and vibrant business community and an active local community, which makes Dyrön a vibrant island where the windows are lit up even when the winter storms roll in.