West Sweden

In pictures: exploring beautiful West Sweden

We flew to West Sweden, a pristinely beautiful place that seems to be having a ‘moment.’ With long summer days, over 8,000 islands to explore (stretching from Gothenburg all the way to the Norwegian border) and a plentiful supply of fresh sea air, Scandinavians have always loved holidaying here but just recently it’s been piquing the interest of visitors further afield too. We flew into Gothenburg and explored the region for ourselves (in a Volvo of course – this is Sweden after all). After driving to West Sweden’s best spots, we cycled around protected car-free islands, hiked over Pink Granite rocks, kayaked around the untouched Bohuslän Coast and pottered around quaint fishing villages dotted with impossibly picturesque clapboard houses. Here’s our West Sweden journey in pictures…

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Smogen Hiking

South Koster Island

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Sea Kayaking, Lysekil

Sea Kayaking West Sweden

Sea Kayking

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a special fondness for Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up visits to over 40 countries. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Nordic noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my favourite places; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland.

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