SCANDINAVIAN WEST COAST SECRETS

 

The archipelago of Gothenburg consists of more than 20 islands, dotting the nearby sea on the west side of Sweden. Each island has its own particular character and charm, but all of them offer a peaceful respite from city life for those who choose to break free for a breath of fresh air and a short adventure.

 

Whether you’re a local looking for an evening break after work, or an international traveler with a couple of days free for adventure, you will not be disappointed by Sweden’s west coast.

While it’s possible to do a bit of island hopping using the local ferry services, nothing beats the freedom of exploring the archipelago in the comfort of your own boat. The rugged, unspoilt nature of the area is incredibly appealing for locals and far-off visitors alike, although a little local knowledge can transform the experience into something truly special.

Have it all you yourselfs
For the best experience, strap a mountain bike or a kayak to the roof of your boat so you can explore the nooks and crannies that visitors normally can’t easily access.

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From spring to early autumn it’s possible to fish for mackerel and crabs, watch the seals and visit Vinga lighthouse.

Many of the islands are home to beautiful villages with hotels and guest houses that are perfect for spending a night or two while you explore the area and sample the incredible local seafood and traditional pastries.

Continue your adventure just to the north of Gothenburg to the Bohuslän archipelago, a gorgeous 280km coastal region running up Sweden’s west coast, with rocky isles that offer delicious fresh shellfish and stunning natural scenery. In fact, CNN Travel ranks it the seventh most beautiful natural wilderness area in the world.

If you’re a fan of secluded beaches, hiking and peaceful picnics, then this area is for you. Plenty of sand or fine shingle beaches will allow you to gently beach your shallow draft boat and hop out to spend some time in the nature.

If you’re a fan of secluded beaches, hiking and peaceful picnics, then this area is for you.
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In a shallow draft Axopar 28 you can gently beach your boat and hop out to spend some time in the nature.

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The rugged, unspoilt nature of the area is incredibly appealing for locals and far-off visitors alike.

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CNN Travel ranks the Bohuslän archipelago as the seventh most beautiful natural wilderness area in the world.

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Nothing beats the freedom of exploring the archipelago in the comfort of your own boat.

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The islands offer a peaceful respite from city life for those who choose to break free for a breath of fresh air and a short adventure.

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In a shallow draft Axopar 28 you can gently beach your boat and hop out to spend some time in the nature.

So grab your keys, pack your shorts and kick back and enjoy a sample of Scandinavian tranquility

For a true gem of unspoilt beauty we recommend Kungsö island, which is located south of Vrångö island and is relatively unknown. After entering a bay that is formed of sheltering rocks to both sides, you will discover a beautiful, sandy beach that’s perfect for coming to shore and enjoying a swim or a gentle hike; a perfect spot for families with young children or couples who need a few hours of peace after a busy day in the city.