The shellfish in West Sweden is among the best in the world and Autumn/Fall is the perfect time to eat and learn all about it during the Shellfish Journey. Kicking off at the start of the lobster season on the first Monday after 20 September every year, the Shellfish Journey runs from 24 September until 4 November in 2012. Set off on an educational and mouth-watering seafood safari, available along the spectacular coastline, including lobster and mussel experiences.
Sample Shellfish Journey packages – NEW for 2012:
Experience a lobster safari and cooking class with Väderöarnas guesthouse on Sweden's most westerly islands – The Weather Islands. This car and TV-free zone is also a wonderful setting for indulging in the freshest seafood, sea kayaking and relaxing by the sea in an outdoor hot tub. Two nights' B&B, lobster safari, cooking class, lunch, two dinners – including a three-course lobster feast –and boat transfer from Fjällbacka, cost £722 pp (two sharing). Call 00 46 525 32001 (www.vaderoarna.com)
Or partake in a lobster safari and oyster experience from a restored 19th century boathouse in the fishing village of Grebbestad. The lobster safari lasts for 2.5 hours and treats voyagers to the village's very own seaweed crisp-bread with horseradish cheese and warming coffee along the way. The package includes two nights' B&B at the four-star TanumStrand hotel, lobster safari, oyster-opening classes and tastings, lobster dinner, return flights (London) and car hire, and costs from £649 pp. Call 0844 8092599 (www.seasonedtravel.co.uk).
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