Modern Scandinavian cooking
is renowned for its use of natural ingredients, and in West Sweden that means chefs look to the ocean. A legion of fishermen heads into the waters of the Bohuslän archipelago every morning with their traditional wooden traps. Lobsters and oysters take pride of place on the region’s dinner menus, while mackerel and herring are a common feature of breakfast tables. In the picturesque village of Fiskebäckskil, snag a table on the waterside terrace at Brygghuset to tuck into a generous shrimp sandwich as the fishing boats return. For a more indulgent meal, take the ferry to Marstrand
for a three-course treat at the elegant Marstrand Hotel, whose staff take their guests along for the ride on daily fishing trips.