- Encounters with locals
To the north of Bohuslän, I stopped at Fjällbacka, made famous not only by Ingrid Bergman, who lived there, but also by Camilla Läckberg and her mystery novels. To get a breathtaking view over this small coastal town, I climbed the rock of Vetterberget... in ballet pumps! From the heights you get a picture postcard panorama.
Then, I headed for Smögen, the fishermen's village whose colourful huts illustrate all the books about the region. Quaint and charming, the wooden quays of the port are lined with seafood restaurants and shops selling fisherman's smocks and windcheaters. In Smögen, an inevitable stopover in Bohuslän, it is as much fun to scramble among the rocks as it is to swim in the invigorating water.
I loved gazing at the horizon from the top of the lighthouse of Hållö, an island off the beaten path, only 10 minutes by boat from Smögen.