Orust has 15,000 inhabitants and is Sweden’s most densely built-up back-country. In the summer, the population more than triples. The large island to the west offers lots of different housing environments with rented and co-operative apartments, and freehold properties. Rented apartments are available in all larger towns, and also out on the traffic-free islands of Käringön and Härmanö. The municipality is developing several local plans and residential areas on the entire island.
Connections with the island are good. It takes only around 15 minutes to reach the E6 from the island’s northern- or southernmost part. From the central town of Henån to the nearest domestic airport takes about 45 minutes. You can get to an international flight in approximately one hour. At the end of 2013, work is started on the reconstruction of road 160 between Skåpesundsbron and Varekil. The road will be refurbished with a cycle path.
Since the summer of 2013, the ferry to Käringön and Gullholmen/Härmanö departs from a new terminal in Tuvesvik.