Welcome to Western Sweden
Western Sweden is a region with a contrasting landscape. The provinces Bohuslän, Dalsland and Västergötland can all be reached easily from Gothenburg, the biggest city in Western Sweden.
Bohuslän is a gorgeous coastal area on Sweden’s west coast which is lined by an archipelago of 8,000 islands stretching north from Gothenburg to the border with Norway. The coast is home to Sweden’s first marine national park, Kosterhavet. Try a seal safari excursions on an underwater camera boat.
Dalsland is West Sweden’s verdant Lake District and just one hour north of Gothenburg by car. It is Europe’s most accessible area of wilderness. Full of shimmering lakes and deep forests, Historic Buildings and Castles. The medieval Läckö Castle is best known as Magnus de la Gardie's magnificent Castle, is one to be mentioned.
Västergötland offers a step back in time through a wealth of immaculate manor houses and historical sites with pretty countryside settings. This destination invites outdoor enthusiasts, families and anyone seeking to get active and close to nature. A much-recommended way to experience this area will be a cruise along the historic Göta Canal, one of Sweden’s national landmarks.
The Western Sweden are scattered with fishing villages across the area which are ideal places to stop for a look around quaint surroundings, taste fresh seafood and dip toes in the water while sitting on a jetty.
Sweden second largest city, but the same time the biggest town in Western Sweden. Nowadays Gothenburg has changed from an industrial city to a modern creative, vibrant Metropole with a mixture of impressive architecture, presenting innovative fashion design and interior. Shopping here is a highlight.
Beautifully located by the archipelago Gothenburg has become a popular tourist destination offering all kinds of adventures. Also, the culture scene impresses with all kinds of festivals and events all year round. Some of the museums even invite to be experienced by participating yourself. Gothenburg is at the same time an enjoyable city, and the Liseberg Amusement Park is a "must see" experience.
In Gothenburg, the atmosphere is easy going and relaxed. You will find some of the best fish restaurants in the country, because of the nearby archipelago. Beautiful located cosy cafes and bars along the archipelago, together with a vibrant nightlife makes Gothenburg to an unforgettable experience.
Western Sweden invites to all kind of adventures related to the beautiful countryside. What about walks, hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming or an underwater sea safari. Just check it out.