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Experience Bohuslän’s Unique Coastal Nature

Bohuslän has so much to offer for you who value small coastal communities, archipelago environment and nature experiences near the sea. Only the archipelago has thousands of islands that are just waiting to be discovered. Here we have put together a basket with strawberry places that you must not miss on the next visit.

Lysekil is a good starting point for discovering Bohuslän. It is a place where you really want to stay for a while, thanks to its beautiful archipelago environment and active city life. Many choose to start their archipelago journey with an overnight stay at Hotell Bohuslän, which is located right by the sea. There you can enjoy the spa, good food and an environment in a beautiful turn-of-the-century environment. It is also possible to have the hotel as a starting point and make day trips out to the archipelago islands. The ferry across the Gullmarsfjord takes you to Skaftölandet.

The idyllic island of Skaftö

According to ITYPEAUTO, Skaftö has several fishing communities that are embedded in the changing coastal landscape. Grundsund is a small community on the island that has many activities for you who want to experience archipelago nature, but there are also fantastic dining experiences. Pelles Rökeri is a gem where you can sit directly by the sea and watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine and fresh seafood. Fiskebäckskil is another community on Skaftö. It is a little smaller and has nice cobblestone streets surrounded by captain’s villas. Here you walk and enjoy the nice boathouses that are down by the water.

Hållö with turquoise blue water

Only 10 minutes by boat from Smögen is the beautiful granite island Hållö which has beautiful, smooth granite slabs from which you can swim. The marble pool is a must if you want to swim in clear, turquoise blue water and smooth rock ledges that have a bathing ladder into the water. Here it really feels like you are in the Mediterranean. Also do not miss a visit to Bohuslän’s oldest lighthouse, Hållö lighthouse.

Rock hiking in Ramsvikslandet

Now we are back on the mainland. The nature reserve Ramsvikslandet is located a little west of Hunnebostrand and about 45 minutes from Lysekil. It is known as the kingdom of the rocks and is a must for you who like to hike. Here you walk among heather moors, green coastal meadows and up on smooth, pink cliffs. Feel free to combine the hike with a visit to Hunnebostrand, where you can enjoy an authentic archipelago idyll where piers, boathouses and turn-of-the-century houses alternate.

Canoe along the coast

The whole of Bohuslän offers fantastic canoeing, regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced kayaker. The area around Lysekil is usually considered one of Sweden’s most unique paddle waters. Here you paddle between the islands or in the fjords, with your own kayak or with one that can be rented a bit everywhere. It is also possible to book guided tours. If you are a little lucky, you may be joined by a harbor seal that is Bohuslän’s landscape animal.

Experience Bohuslän's unique coastal nature