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Bohuslän, Västsverige
Den vakre skjærgården i Bohuslän
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Gothenburg and West Sweden. It’s a little bit different…

Experience the delights of West Sweden. Whether its coastal adventuring, fine-dining or simply kicking-back and relaxing, Gothenburg and West Sweden has you covered.

Easily accessible and fast becoming one of Europe’s leading foodie destinations, Gothenburg makes for the perfect getaway. Culture, shopping, nightlife will keep you busy – while the city acts as a starting point for a journey up the “best” West Coast. 

A wondrous archipelago offering something for everyone – from seafood safaris to kayak excursions – you won’t regret a trip to this genuinely unique area of natural splendour. The perfect combination of Scandinavian elegance and sense of adventure. 

Don’t miss:

  • A boat trip around Karingon. Darting in between tiny islands, meeting the seals of Seal Island before climbing the old lighthouse on Maseskar.
  • Walking or going on a seafood safari when visiting The Weather Islands
  • Cycling on South Koster Island, this tiny island in the North Sea - home to some sheep, a single shop, and 300 or so permanent residents - is as close to car free as a place can be.
  • Hike the Pilgrim Path, a hike through the spectacular Dalsland lakeland scenery
  • Stay in the 72 hour cabin in Dalsland, a unique night’s sleep, and mesmerising to watch the raindrops on the glass
  • Fika at Da Matteo, a Gothenburg institution, the coffee shop is one of the originals to bring a different sort of coffee culture to the city. There are a few branches, but in summer you should make a beeline for the one at Vallgatan which has a large outdoor seating area in front of the mural (and there’s a wonderful little secret garden at the back).  
  • A boat trip with the Paddan boat, this hour-long trip is a lovely introduction to the city and some of its stories.
  • Go for a swim and sauna in the open air urban swimming pool at Frihamnen Harbour

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Gothenburg city, West Sweden

Tredje Långgatan is a popular spot in Gothenburg with many different types of bars and restaurants.

Photo: Studiografen/Göteborg & Co

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Gothenburg city, West Sweden

Photo: Studiografen/Göteborg & Co

Explore Gothenburg by tram

Photo: Anders Wester/Göteborg & Co

Hiking at the Koster Islands, West Sweden

Photo: Roger Borgelid

Väderöarna in West Sweden

Photo: Roger Borgelid/

The public sauna, Gothenburg

Photo: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co