the Koster Islands
Visiting the Koster Islands is like taking a holiday from everyday life, only a two-hour drive up the lovely coast from Gothenburg. Once you arrive, you are greeted by an amazing archipelago, picturesque fishing villages in a gloriously beautiful natural landscape, breath-taking views and much more. Large parts of the islands have been declared a nature reserve and the surrounding waters are part of Kosterhavet Marine National Park.
The stunning Koster Islands are in the centre of the Kosterhavet Marine National Park. There are plenty of things to discover once on Koster. As this is a car-free (basically) environment inside the National Park, then much of the activities here are therefore nature related. There are several hiking trails, nice cycling roads and maritime activities such as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.
If one does not use or possess ones own boat, you have to get to Strömstad first and then take a ferryboat "Kosterbåten" to reach Koster. Departure from the north harbor in Strömstad, a pleasant crossing of around 40 minutes. www.kostermarin.se or visit www.vasttrafik.se (travel planner)