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West Sweden

Visit West Sweden

Introduction

The picturesque Bohuslän Coast of western Sweden has a large summer tourism infrastructure. However with a range of sights that more than justify the crowds, you'll be surprised by the relative ease at which you'll find a peaceful retreat among the quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines that pepper this area.

Visit Kosterhavet National Park on Koster Island for a range of outdoor activities as well as opportunities to experience the area's varied marine life. In autumn seafood safaris offer the chance to see your own catch on the evening menu.

The island town of Marstrand is a fantastic place to soak up the atmosphere during its annual July festival, while tranquillity can be found at nearby Carlsten's Fortress or Läck”ß Castle, with its picturesque facades framed against stunning Lake Vanern.

Gothenburg remains one of Sweden's main attractions. Founded in 1621 by King Gustav Adolf, the city contains a number of interesting museums dedicated to art, history, science and culture. With something for everyone, this city is well connected to the rest of the country via rail making it the ideal base for exploring western Sweden.

Top itineraries in West Sweden

Gothenburg’s Christmas Markets

4-day tailor-made city break

From the middle of November into early January, the beautiful Swedish city of Gothenburg is transformed into a winter wonderland of festive fun. Millions of colourful Christmas lights illuminate traditional markets packed with handicrafts and delicious yuletide treats.

Gothenburg & Stockholm Sweden

5-day tailor-made city break

Combine Sweden's two largest cities on this five-day tailor-made tour, staying at 4-star superior hotels and travelling across the country by train.

West coast seafood safari - Sweden

5-day itinerary

The west coast of Sweden is a foodie's fantasy and this five-day self-drive tour gives a taste of its many flavours.

The Göta Canal – Gothenburg to Stockholm

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,660 pp incl. flights

The Göta Canal is one of the most remarkable waterways in the world and an age-old link between Sweden's two largest cities. The Göta Canal Steamship Company carries passengers on original 19th century steamers through a river, 3 canals, 8 lakes, 2 seas and 66 locks between Gothenburg and Stockholm.

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Top places to stay in West Sweden

Elite Plaza Hotel, Gothenburg

Grand & elegant hotel

A neoclassical masterpiece brought into the 21st century by Swedish designers Christer Svensson and Lars Helling.

Rica Hotel 25, Gothenburg

Accommodation

New Rica Hotel No. 25 is a personal and vibrant hotel with a sense of a living room where all guests will feel at home.

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Where to go in West Sweden

Gothenburg

Gothenburg enjoys a position of national acclaim as one of Sweden's most beautiful cities. With a far more relaxed atmosphere than rival city Stockholm, Gothenburg also boasts better links to the rest of Europe, in particular Copenhagen.

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When to go to West Sweden

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West Sweden articles

A festive weekend in Gothenburg

David Ward travels to Gothenburg on and finds a charismatic city brimming with history, culture and a world of culinary possibilities – and a lively Christmas market.

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