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Mussel expedition on the fishing boat M/S Märta in Ljungskile, Bohuslän

Mussel expedition from Lyckorna with m/s Märta

We head out into the beautiful Bohuslän archipelago on board the fishing vessel m/s Märta. The focus of the day is the mussel, one of the greatest products of the Swedish West Coast. The mussels will be accompanied by a local history lesson.  The aim of the skipper is to take you out to Scanfjord's mussel farms, where this most environmentally friendly delicacy of the sea is produced. Once there, we harvest our own mussels that will later be cooked over an open fire. The mussel itself is an amazing creature, every bit as fascinating as the vast growing sites we visit. 

A taste of the ocean that stays with you
The fresh mussels are cooked in salty seawater and white wine, over an open fire. They are served with traditional accompaniments and freshly baked bread, a dollop of mayonnaise and a suitable drink. An ocean-based gastronomic experience that will always stay with you. 

Weather conditions
The weather on the Bohuslän coast can offer anything from glorious sunshine and a still blue sea, to howling winds and a raging black sea with lashing rain. If you are tough enough to brave the latter type of weather, this experience may be the best you have ever had. You will be provided with warm outdoor clothing and the skipper will ensure your safety on board. 

Expedition guest at Villa Sjötorp
Once you have checked in and feel ready for an adventure, you arrive at Lyckorna, where we meet for an information session before it is time to head out towards the impressive mussel farms in the Havsten Fjord.

The Mussel Expedition takes around three hours and once back at Villa Sjötorp you can have a restful evening, and enjoy a menu based around local ingredients, served in the hotel's magnificent dining room.

You spend the night in a comfortable bed, and wake up to a glorious candle-lit breakfast buffet before it is time to return to reality.

Contact information

Villa Sjötorp
Sjötorpsvägen 5
45933 Ljungskile
Phone: +46 522 20174
Booking: +46 522 20174
Fax: +46 522 20193
Contact: Ellika Mogenfelt
Visiting adress: Dirhuvudsvägen-Lyckorna Lyckorna
Organizer: Villa Sjötorp



The beautiful archipelago of Ljungskile is in the southern part of the county of Bohuslän, approximately an hour from Gothenburg. The trip departs from Lyckorna, a village nestled between Orust, Sweden’s 3rd biggest island, and the mountains on the mainland in the east. The boat and its skipper are approved for 12 passengers, but we usually take up to 8-10 persons. There is safety equipment on board.

Bring wellington boots, hat and gloves.
There is WC on board the boat.

Opening hours

Opening hours April until October for package guests
Time: Regular departures Saturdays at 11.00



Prices 2015

Package offer
Price 2345 SEK / person in double room

Including boat trip with mussel menu, accommodations at Villa Sjötorp in double room and menu of the month (excluding drinks)

Regular mussel expedition tours
Price only mussel expedition 750 SEK / person

Including fish sandwich and coffee on the way out, musselfrossa with bread and aioli on the Clock Tower

  • Departures on Saturdays at 11 am from the bell tower of Lyckorna jetty.

  • Other times and seasonal boat can be chartered for feasts, friends, or the smaller conference.


Directions From Uddevalla and Gothenburg take the E6 Ljungskile exit 92 towards Lyckorna







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Laundry service


Conference This is an excellent activity, suitable for, for example, company management teams or smaller private parties.


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Approximately 200 meters walk to Villa Sjötorp
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