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Hönö in the archipelago of Gothenburg
The beautiful nature on Hönö island, Gothenburg, is shaped by the inland ice that retreated from the area about 12 000 years ago.
Photo credit: Anders Wester/Göteborg & Co

Bouldering in the archipelago of Gothenburg

Seeking an adrenaline kick on your holiday? Try bouldering on the island of Hönö in Gothenburg archipelago.

Ersdalen is a nature reserve on the island of Hönö offering world class bouldering. It is located on the north-western part of the island where the waves and wind constantly polish the rocks. The island is also shaped by the inland ice that covered the area some 12 000 years ago. There are hundreds of boulder problems in Ersdalen, ranging from beginner levels to more advanced routes. Many of the rocks are located right by the sea, giving you breathtaking views of the archipelago as you climb. Make sure to pack your swimsuit and cool down in the clear waters between the climbs. Hönö is easily accessible by bus and ferry from Gothenburg.  

Ersdalen, Ersdalsvägen, Hönö

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Island life

The picturesque island of Hönö is a popular destination close to Gothenburg. The archipelago of Gothenburg is easily accessible by public transport from the mainland.

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Island life

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Hönö, Gothenburg archipelago

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