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Things to do in West Sweden

Experiences in West Sweden

There’s always something to do in West Sweden. You’ll find tips here on all sorts of experiences, from culture, nature and shellfish to hiking, cycling, paddling and events

Go on a road trip

Explore West Sweden and Gothenburg on a road trip. Here are nine suggestions for routes taking you through the three counties in the region, packed with beautiful scenery, historic houses, local flavours, relaxing spas and exciting history and culture. 

11 action packed road trips by car or public transport, along the coast, through cities or in the wilderness, you choose.

Explore the west coast by boat

It’s easy to get out to the thousands of islands in the Bohuslän archipelago with the help of local ferry and boat companies. You’ll find tips here on how to find your own favourite spot on the west coast – from the Kosterhavet sea in the north, to Gothenburg’s archipelago in the south.

Guide: 10 of the best small towns to visit in West Sweden

There are lots of pretty towns in West Sweden, and you don’t have to travel too far to find them. Explore idyllic small towns with an exciting cultural heritage, beautiful nature, fun activities and the best cafes.

Next to Gothenburg

If you feel you’d like to see more of Gothenburg, we’ve chosen six destinations that are especially worth a visit. You can easily and quickly reach all of them with public transport.


Next to Gothenburg

Meet the Locals

Enjoy a taco fiesta in Gotenburg, stay the night in the archipelago or share a ride to Nordens Ark. It is easier than you think to get close to the daily life in West Sweden. Here you can meet locals eager to share everything from their favorite hiking trails to cooking skills.

Nature activities

Paddling, hiking and cycling among the hills and islands, in wilderness areas or the open plain and by the sea. You’ll find places that should be experienced here – all year round!