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    Welcome to West Sweden


West Sweden in 4 min

We love this film from West Sweden! Join us as we experience the regions of Bohuslän, Dalsland, Västergötland and the city of Gothenburg; from early spring watching the cranes dance at Lake Hornborga, to summertime adventures at the salty west coast, to Christmas festivities on islands, in palaces and at amusement parks.

Must-see sights and attractions

16 reasons to love West Sweden

What's on!

Our editors give you their hottest tips on what to see and do right now. Large or small scale - the main thing is that it's brilliant.

Swedes love a fika

You might not have heard of the word fika but when you come to West Sweden you are going to love doing it, sometimes three times per day, just like Swedes.


Gothenburg is encircled by rocky shoreline, deep forests, tranquil lakes and the surging sea to the west. No other Swedish city gives such easy access to nature. Right on the doorstep are wide open spaces and magical islands.

Canoe in West Sweden

Find peace and tranquility in one of Dalsland's beautiful lakes or historic canals. Or head to Bohuslän for pristine national parks, cosy boathouses, wild waters, calm canals and magical scenery. West Sweden offers excellent canoeing for everyone.

Island and coastal communities

We've selected a few islands from all the beautiful ones around Bohuslän. You'll find our tips below. And if you want to stay on one of the islands, click to see tips for accommodation.

Swedish Christmas

Enjoy the festive season the Swedish way, with glittering Christmas trees, masses of candles and traditional Christmas buffets with cold and warm meats, fish dishes, cheese and home-made sweets. Or browse among all these things at one of the many old-fashioned Christmas markets – complete with Swedish carols, classic decorations and locally produced seasonal delicacies.

What they're saying about West Sweden

Interviews, features, tips from celebrities. Below some well-known locals talk about their day-to-day lives, and share some tips on their favourite spots around West Sweden. Maybe you'll find a destination you just have to visit.

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