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How to Explore West Sweden

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Seafood lovers, look no further than West Sweden and its Bohuslän Coast, dotted with fishing communities. The region’s proximity to the North Sea means flavorful seafood and opportunities for travelers to explore fishing culture as well as to try outdoor activities like coastal hiking, kayaking, and archipelago island-hopping.
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Klädesholmen, 471 51 Tjörn, Sweden
Pickled herring is a Swedish speciality, and the best comes from Klädesholmen, where Salt & Sill follows up on the tradition by serving pickled herring in all kinds of ways. Don’t miss their classic six servings of pickled herring...
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I can remember being a kid at summer camp and never wanting the day to end. Those that know little of Scandinavia are fascinated by the idea of short days in the winter and long days in the summer. As the long summer days stretch into infinity,...
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Scandinavia
Even though Smögen is said to be one of the most popular fishing towns, a Swedish friend of mine tells me it still feels like a secret, even for them. These beautiful cozy and colorful fishing huts line the pier with a rocky coastline in the...
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442 66 Marstrand, Sweden
Warm, sunny days are a precious commodity in Sweden, which is why the summer months are treasured like the precious gift they are. That is the time of year when many in Sweden flock to the coasts, rent a house or apartment and just relax with the...
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459 30 Ljungskile, Sweden
An open-boat expedition to the mussel farms of Havsten Fjord is a highlight of the shellfish season along Sweden's western coast. The tours are part history lesson, part sustainability lecture, and 100% delicious. On our tour with Janne Erik Bark...
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457 40 Fjällbacka, Sweden
The picturesque fishing village of Fjällbacka is a photographer's delight. Red wooden cottages sit chock-a-block along the narrow streets around the tiny harbor. Boats at anchor are reflected in the serene waters, and local ferries ply the channel...
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471 51 Klädesholmen, Sweden
Sweden’s ties to the sea are obvious and infiltrate every part of the travel experience, from food to culture. One area that had remained untouched was the hotel industry, until now. Located on tiny Herring Island (Klädesholmen) is a very unique...