9 reasons to visit West Sweden

10/03/2017 11:31

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

West Sweden is undoubtedly a destination for your bucket list. Whether you're a foodie, a thrill-seeker or a fan of the great outdoors, you will be spoilt for choice. 

Sea kayaking

Explore the Bohuslän coast from a kayak.

kayak Smogen West Sweden by Roger Borgelid © Roger Borgelid, West Sweden Tourist Board

Fresh seafood

Treat yourself to some of the freshest oysters, mussels and lobster you've ever tasted.

Seafood safari West Sweden by Frank Heuer, West Sweden Tourist BoardLearn how to catch and cook many types of shellfish on a seafood safari © Frank Heuer, West Sweden Tourist Board

Wild swimming

Plunge into the crystal-clear water surrounded by towering pine forest.

Torpa Stenhus Vastergotland West Sweden by Jonas IngmanTorpa Stenhus, Västergötland © Jonas Ingman, West Sweden Tourist Board

Canal tour

Take a slow boat ride on either the Dalsland or the Göta Canal.

Göta Canal West Sweden by Gaby Karlsson Hain West Sweden Tourist Board© Gaby Karlsson Hain, West Sweden Tourist Board

Island hopping

Take a ferry out to the islands off Sweden's west coast. 

Marstrand West Sweden by West Sweden Tourist Board© West Sweden Tourist Board


Commune with nature: ramble alongside the Göta Canal, explore car-free islands, and trek the wild forests of Dalsland.

Hike Dalsland West Sweden by Roger Borgelid© Roger Borgelid, West Sweden Tourist Board


Ride the rollercoasters at Gothenburg's fabulous amusement park.

Liseberg West Sweden by Stefan Karlberg© Stefan Karlberg, Liseberg

Prehistoric art

Marvel at 3000-year-old Bronze Age rock carvings at Vitlycke.

Rock carvings Vitlycke Museum, West Sweden © Vitlycke Museum 

Farm shops

Sample and buy tasty, homemade produce from the region's farmers.

Homemade produce West Sweden by Asa Dahlgren© Asa Dahlgren, West Sweden Tourist Board

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