Ingrid Bergman called Fjällbacka her paradise on earth. She stayed here for over 20 summers with her children. Camilla Läckberg places her murder mysteries here and Astrid Lindgren’s book, Ronja Rövardotter was filmed in the famous Kungsklyftan that splits Vetteberget in half.
Ingrid Bergman called Fjällbacka her paradise on earth. She stayed here for over 20 summers with her children. Camilla Läckberg places her murder mysteries here and Astrid Lindgren’s book, Ronja Rövardotter was filmed in the famous Kungsklyftan that splits Vetteberget in half. In Camilla Läckberg’s book, “The Preacher,” she places one of her many murders in Kungsklyftan.
Fjällbacka is a small fishing village in Tanum. The resort takes its name from the large rock mountain that characterizes the village. The old Fjällbacka turns beneath the mountain to the sea, while the newer buildings located on the fields towards land and on the mountains. Offshore, Fjällbacka archipelago rests and all the way out to the west is the Weather Islands located. Fishing, shipping and trade was formerly important industries which today has been replaced by manufacturing and tourism. Several worth seeing nature reserve is in the nearby of Fjällbacka.
History and curiosities
The resort expanded during the great herring period in the 1750s when the constructions took off and a new district, Backen, came into being. By the middle1800s had Fjällbacka grown further and in a description of Bohuslän from 1842 is said to be the county's busiest fishing village. At this time, trade get its great importance for the Fjällbacka, which became a center of the region's rural and archipelago.
In the late 1800s starts a new period of great herring and the fishing meant that salting, herring oil industry and canneries once grew up. It was in Fjällbacka as a canning factory owner invented the spiced sprat which was named "anchovies". Herring oil was sold to cities such as Paris, where it was used as fuel for streetlights.
Mining and processing of stone got from the 1890s great significance to the city until the 1940s. Rock quarries in many parts of the city, and the ruin of a powder keg of Slaktarudden at Sälvik reminds of this epoch.
The author Camilla Läckberg has written a detective series where the plot takes place in Fjällbacka which is her hometown.Stenhuggaren, Fyrvaktaren and Änglamakerskan are examples of some of the titles in her series. The actress Ingrid Bergman often visited Fjällbacka during their stays in Sweden. From 1958 she lived many summers at Dannholmen in the outer archipelago west of Fjällbacka. After her death in 1982 her ashes spreads in the sea surrounding the island. On Fjällbacka square a statue was raised and to honor her memory the square was renamed to Ingrid Bergman's Square.
Activities and attractions
From Vetteberget who raise over Fjällbacka you have a fantastic view of both the islands and the mainland. In the unique Kungsklyftan that divides the mountain in two parts, filmed scenes from Ronja Rövardotter was set.
The nature reserve on Hjärterön is located in a very popular area in Bohuslän archipelago. The landscape of the island is dominated by land-poor heath and rock outcrops. Along the beaches there are a very species-rich grassland and scrubland. On the east side of the Hjärterön is a captain yard with associated Herring warehouse that is of cultural historical value.
From the viewpoint Öneskymta at Kville, you can a clear day see the Weather Islands, Hällö and all the way to the Norwegian mountains. The mountain has had a major impact on the shipping and is the first landmark that is visible when approaching the Swedish coast from the west.
Veddö nature reserve situated on a peninsula a few miles north of Fjällbacka. Here you can swim both at the beach and rocky shores and from the hills, a view of the Fjällbacka archipelago. Around the peninsula there is a nice walking trail.
Netorsgårdens local history museum in Fjällbacka shows a residential building built in 1849 that houses equipment from home and households. In the adjacent wood barn appears agricultural, craft, and appliances.
With Kulturbåtarna that cruise around in Bohuslän, you can visit many of the coastal communities along the route Gothenburg-Fjällbacka.
Fjällbacka Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course, restaurant and golf shop. There is also a clubhouse with café and restaurant.
Stora Hotellet in Fjällbacka is an interesting experience. Here Captain Klassens named rooms after his favorite ports, explorers and girlfriends. The furniture, the colors and the styles of the rooms are from all over the world and each of the rooms tells its own interesting and romantic story.
Culinary in Fjällbacka
The restaurants in Fjällbacka serves good food all year round.
At the restaurant Bryggan, you can during the fall, winter and spring sit at the serving panoramic window and look out on the stormy sea, and during the summer months, you can eat their food out on the large terrace with waves lapping under your feet. At Bryggan there is also a piano bar and cafe area with bar and seafood table.