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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

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

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

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.


Seafood

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.


Gothenburg

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.


Adventures

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.

 

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Discover Western Sweden

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Visit Sweden`s second biggest city also known as the archipelago capital.

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The Göta Canal

The Göta Canal

Every year many guests visit the Göta Canale, also called the greatest feat of engineering in Sweden.

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The Western Sweden Archipelago

The Western Sweden Archipelago

By the West Coast Archipelago, you will find a wide selection of cosy fishing villages.

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Activities in Western Sweden

Activities in Western Sweden

In Western Sweden you will find a wide selection of adventures especially during the summer season.

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Liseberg Amusement Park

Liseberg Amusement Park

Beautiful memories are created in the amusement park every summer.

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Gothenburg Maritime Aquarium & Museum

Gothenburg Maritime Aquarium & Museum

The Gothenburg Maritime Aquarium & Museum is one of the "must see" attractions especially for families in Gothenburg.

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Transport to & around Gothenburg

Transport to & around Gothenburg

The Landvetter International Airport is situated around 20 kilometres from the city centre.

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Gothenburg Universeum

Gothenburg Universeum

Welcome to the largest Science Centre in the Nordic countries

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Nordens Ark

Nordens Ark

The Nordens Ark is a spectacular wildlife park with a wide range of exciting animals

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Unique Countryside Hotels

Bjertorp Slott

Bjertorp Slott

Bjertorp Slott - the best of both worlds. At the heart of lovely Varaslätten between Skara and Gothenburg, 3.5 hours’ drive from Oslo or Stockholm, is Sweden’s youngest art-nouveau castle, Bjertorp Slott.

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Salt & Sill Floating Hotel

Salt & Sill Floating Hotel

Visit this spectacular floating hotel nearby the dramatic Western Sweden archipelago.

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Albert Kitchen & Hotel

Albert Kitchen & Hotel

The Albert is situated on a plateau with an expansive view of the falls and the town of Trollhättan.

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The Western Sweden Archipelago

By the West Coast Archipelago, you will find a wide selection of cosy fishing villages.
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Liseberg Amusement Park

Beautiful memories are created in the amusement park every summer.
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Gothenburg Maritime Aquarium & Museum

The Gothenburg Maritime Aquarium & Museum is one of the "must see" attractions especially for families in Gothenburg.
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Transport to & around Gothenburg

The Landvetter International Airport is situated around 20 kilometres from the city centre.
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Gothenburg Universeum

Welcome to the largest Science Centre in the Nordic countries
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Nordens Ark

The Nordens Ark is a spectacular wildlife park with a wide range of exciting animals
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Gunnebo Palace & Park

One of Gothenburg's most visited vacation spots, beautifully situated near natural areas and lakes, only 15 minutes drive from the city center.
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New Älvsborg Fortress

New Älvsborg Fortress is probably the most well-preserved fortress in Sweden.
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The Trollhättan Waterfalls and Locks

Visit one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in Western Sweden - The locks in Trollhättan.
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Läckö Castle

The Läcko Castle is one of the most beautiful unspoiled castles in Sweden.
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Fish Hall Market

The fish market hall Feskekôrka, (‘fish church’ in Swedish) is an indoor fish and shellfish market where you can buy all kinds of seafood delicacies caught on the day.

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Kosterhavet Marine National Park

Visit the one and only marine national park in Sweden.
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Welcome to Western Sweden

Driving in Sweden

Driving in Sweden

Don`t hesitate to explore Sweden by car. Stop whenever you like and discover the nature beauty of the country.

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Michelin restaurants in Gothenburg

Michelin restaurants in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is a real highlight regarding culinary excitements.

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Volvo Museum

Volvo Museum

The museum includes 8000 sq. meters history of Volvo and the development from 1927 until today.

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Gothenburg City Card

Gothenburg City Card

The Gothenburg City Card is absolutely recommended for a citi break in Gothenburg.

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The Museum of Work

The Museum of Work

Arbetets museum – The Museum of Work is an unusual museum.

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Biking Along the Beautiful Göta Canale

Biking Along the Beautiful Göta Canale

One of the most popular biking options during the summer in Sweden.

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