Comprised of 8,000 islands, the tough Bohuslän Island chain is considered as among the globe’s fantastic wild areas. If you appreciate fresh seafood or sea kayaking, it’s heaven.
As component of my West Sweden trip with Volvo to promote their cool Abroad Shipping Program (complimentary journey to Sweden anyone?), Katie and also I invested a couple of days checking out these lovely islands & & their enchanting fishing villages.
Katie is the visitor who won my West Sweden journey giveaway this past Springtime. We began our adventures in the city of Gothenburg, and after that started making our way North.
Quitting in the picture-postcard angling village of Smögen first, we roamed around vivid little houses perched on pink granite rocks close to the sea.
West Sweden Trip
Trekking tracks wrap the entire location, and also after a large fresh shrimp sandwich for lunch at Hållö Bar we discovered the sturdy landscape on foot.
This town is a huge visitor attraction in the summertime when the weather excels. We spent the evening at a lovely aged historical hotel called Smögens Havsbad.
Smögen’s boat dock is lined with quirky little stores and seafood restaurants. Family members merely pull their sailboats up and pay a cost to spend the evening. Cruising is a popular leisure activity in Sweden. It appears everyone has a watercraft of some kind.
Sea Kayaking The Coast
Next we went on to the Swedish town of Lysekil in the early morning, fulfilling up with Torbjörn & & Cathrine from Nautopp Sea kayaking. They geared us up with high-performance sea kayaks for a day of exploring the dramatic coast.
Sea kayaks are lengthy and skinny, created for paddling via rough sea slice for lengthy ranges. Considerably various compared to the brief whitewater kayaks I’m made use of to. Nevertheless, the waters around Lysekil are well sheltered by a network of islands, making the sea relatively tranquil.
The early morning was filled with paddling previous pink granite islands, quilting on one for a tasty lunch time of oily mackerel and also dark coffee. Swedish design. For dessert? Fresh oysters!
A regional oyster farmer invited us over to watch him dive as well as produce his catch, offering us examples of his valued product. Let me tell you, raw oysters cannot get any fresher than that. Yum.
More Fishing Villages
When our kayaking adventure moved then, we jumped back into our Volvo V40 and drove South to Fiskebäckskil, an additional previous fishing area transformed tourist destination. The drive included a beautiful ferry trip from one island to another.
Checking out The Gullmarsstrand right next to the water, we were also weary from kayaking to do much other than stuff our faces with more fish at their restaurant. That was adhered to by resting on the docks to view a vibrant sunset.
With a full-time population of only 400 residents, Fiskebäckskil provides you a look of what rural angling life on these islands must have resembled lots of years earlier.
The small islands and towns that compose the Bohuslän Island chain are unwinding, but can be daring if you desire them to be. It was a wonderful adjustment of speed from the previous few days in the “big” city of Gothenburg.
Island jumping around to look into the easygoing lifestyle, neighborhood angling society, as well as watersports of the Bohuslän area was a quite good suggestion. It was effortlessly the most scenic leg of our West Sweden trip as well.