On the 5th August 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 clap-board houses. Here’s our West Sweden journey in pictures…
South Koster Island
Sea Kayaking, Lysekil
All words and photos by Becky Padmore (except the sea kayaking which were taken by Lee Hubbard). We want to say a huge thank you to the West Sweden tourist board for arranging the trip.