Stunning landscapes from Gothenburg all the way up to the border of Norway await visitors to West Sweden. The views vary from rocky coastlines dotted with picture postcard perfect villages to open fields, vast forests and numerous gorgeous lakes. Did you know that Sweden's west coast is also home to no less than 8,000 islands?

There are many activities available for all ages, levels and abilities, and can be enjoyed either on your own, with a guide or as part of a package arranged by a tour operator. Visitors can stay at a boutique hotel or delightful B&B, taste the region's renowned fresh seafood and explore the many cultural highlights.

Example itinerary – weekend trip to Gothenburg and West Sweden: Day 1:

Wake up to a glorious view and enjoy an early morning breakfast in the fresh outdoor air. Feed the moose at Dalslands Aktiviteter, before setting off in your car to Bohuslän.

Bohuslän is a gorgeous unspoilt coastal area on Sweden's west coast, lined with smooth, sculptural pink granite rocks and quaint fishing villages. Bohuslän is a dream whether sea kayaking, island-hopping by ferry or, hiking and biking.

Check in at Salt & Sill, Sweden's fabulous floating hotel and restaurant in Klädesholmen, on scenic Tjörn. Salt & Sill provides a delightful base from which to explore the region and sample the delicious seafood, known to be the best in the world due to the area’s cold, clean and mineral-rich water.

For visitors looking for outdoor exertions then try cycling to The Nordic Watercolour Museum, or Pilane Sculpture Park.

The above is just an example of the delightful activities which West Sweden is known for.  Outdoor fun is a given with no room for disappointment!

Getting there:

West Sweden can be reached by a short (2-hours) direct flight to Gothenburg with British Airways (Heathrow), Ryanair (Stansted and Edinburgh), SAS (Heathrow), Norwegian (Gatwick), British Airways/Sun-Air of Scandinavia (Manchester) and bmi regional (Birmingham).

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