Åstol, 471 44 Åstol, Sweden

On this small island between the island of Marstrand in the south and island of Tjörn in the north, the houses seem to cling tightly to the rock. Åstol was a major fishing community up until the 1970’s, but has since then struggled. Take a walk around this remote island, and then settle down for a meal of smoked shrimp at Åstols Rökeri on the inlet. From there you have a great view over the harbor, and watch the incoming boats navigate the rocks just outside the harbor and find their way in to dock. If you’re lucky, you might catch some live music at the Rökeri.

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