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    Things to do in West Sweden

    Photographer: Roger Borgelid


Walking in West Sweden can be a rewarding experience in many different ways. Short day trips with fine accommodation and meals made from locally sourced food, or more strenuous hikes through challenging terrain. Whichever you prefer, the choice is huge.

Kayaking and canoeing

Unspoilt national parks, islands and rocks, wild waters, lakes of all sizes, and unspoilt canals. West Sweden offers great canoeing experiences, the peaceful natural landscape and unspoilt wilderness of Dalsland and the flora and fauna of the beautiful archipelago of Bohuslän.


If you prefer to explore West Sweden from a bicycle, there are lots of options. You can ‘island hop’ in Bohuslän, pedal at a leisurely pace along Göta Canal, or follow one of the many pleasant trails that wind their way through a varied natural landscape.

Wind down like a Swede

Over a period of just three days, five international participants, all with stressful lives to reduce their stress levels while increasing their feeling of wellbeing. How did they do it? Researchers working for the 72 h Cabin project provided the answer.

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.

Seafood Safaris in Bohuslän

Outside the summer season you find the genuine Bohuslän - salty, barren, windswept and calm. Head out on a shellfish tour, to catch the finest prawns, mussels, oysters, langoustines and lobster. Add a little salt to your life.

Island-hopping in West Sweden

The Bohuslän archipelago runs almost 280 kilometers up Sweden’s west coast and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. CNN Travel ranks it the seventh most beautiful natural wilderness area in the world. Check out the ferry lines and our route suggestions and go island hopping in Bohuslän. WELCOME ONBOARD!

The world's sweatiest art tour

On the island of Tjörn on Sweden’s west coast, we love art and culture. We also love the triathlon! At the end of August you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy amazing art in the open-air Sculpture at Pilane exhibition and at the Nordic Watercolour Museum together with hundreds of athletes competing.

Expedition Bohuslän

In Bohuslän there are so many unexpected things to explore and experience. Be bowled over by natural masterpieces on land and at sea. Encounter wild animals, ancient rock carvings that are the only ones of their kind on the planet, world class art, exciting history and an underwater national park.

One of Sweden’s most promising pattern designers

In 2016 Emma von Brömssen was named Rising Star of the Year at the Elle Decoration Awards, and her wallpaper patterns and porcelain collections have made the news in Sweden and abroad.