We participate in the development of a sustainable future by actively working for ecological, economic and social sustainability. We do this by, among other things, following the strict requirements set by the Nordic Ecolabel Svanen to ensure that the environmental impact of our operations is as small as possible. We work with both long-term and direct efforts to reduce our climate footprint and we strive to continuously improve and develop our environmental and sustainability work.
Here we try to provide answers to everything you might be wondering about or need to know when you visit us - from directions to what equipment is in the cottage.Questions & Answers
Social sustainability is particularly close to our hearts. Our entire history began when Nils & Hanna Berg donated Marholmen in the early 1900s to offer hard-working women and families a place to recover. Then, in the early 1900s, families were invited to come to Marholmen to leave the hard work of everyday life and enjoy a week's holiday a year. We want to preserve that history.
No child should live in poverty. But Save the Children's annual Child Poverty Report shows that about 196,000 children in Sweden live in a financial situation where the family has difficulty meeting its costs. Therefore, it feels natural for us to offer needy families "Family Time at Marholmen" with accommodation, activities and meals in collaboration with RoslagsBlomman in Norrtälje.
Launched in 2020, the project gives families who do not otherwise have the financial means to do so a chance to spend a few days off together. What is a matter of course for many families but can be an unattainable dream for others. Given our history, it is a matter of course for us to support vulnerable families and for us it feels meaningful to be able to contribute to more children getting away and changing environment together with their family.
About RoslagsBlomman RoslagsBlomman is a non-profit organization that supports children and young people in financially vulnerable families in Norrtälje municipality. Based on the individual's needs, financial efforts are made to give the young people an active and meaningful leisure time. Read More
In the summer of 2020, we finally got our long-awaited beehives - a natural evolution of our sustainability work that we have been waiting for.
The great thing about our bees is that they spread the biodiversity here on the island, while providing us with fantastic local honey that tastes different depending on the flowers that are blooming at the moment.
Did you know that:
On average, a honeybee produces about one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.
To create one kilogram of honey, bees need to visit six to eight million flowers.
Honey is said to last forever - provided it is stored in an airtight jar.
The honey produced by the bees is blown several times a year, bottled in glass jars and served in the restaurant or sold to our guests.
To quote our "Bee boss" Peter Hedensjö: "Norrland has its cloudberries, Marholmen has its honey".
About RoslagsBlomman RoslagsBlomman is a non-profit organization that supports children and young people in financially vulnerable families in Norrtälje municipality. Based on the individual's needs, financial efforts are made to give the young people an active and meaningful leisure time. Read more >>
It is important for us to make sustainable decisions, as there is no planet B. Below you can see some of the actions we are taking to contribute to a more sustainable society.
We buy Renewable Electricity consisting of 95% hydropower and 5% wind power.
We are KRAN-labeled
We are Nordic Ecolabeled
We collaborate with Generation Waste and vegetarian choices are a matter of course for both us and our guests.
Instead of buying new conference chairs, we chose to reupholster our 500 conference chairs in 2019-2020.
The few papers that are printed today naturally end up in the paper collection when they are thrown away.
With us, you drink from washable containers - no disposable plastic cups here!
When we have to use paper, we choose a good swan-labeled paper, but today we are investing more in digital solutions.
Do you have an electric car? No problem! Our guests have access to charging stations
We focus on climate-smart menus and more vegetarian options.
When you sit down at the table in the restaurant, you may wonder where all the white tablecloths have gone? We have eliminated table linen to reduce the amount of laundry.
We wash bathrobes/slippers from the spa & relaxation that can be reused instead of giving them to our guests.
We collaborate with RoslagsBlomman which is a local charity organization for vulnerable families.
Recycling is available right by the parking lot so that our cottage guests can sort their garbage before going home.
The list can be long! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.