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Bohuslän

Bohuslän (Sweden)

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour by car from Gothenburg
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Bohuslän

Catherine Derieux Seasoned Traveller
8 written opinions

Bohuslän is one of the many historic provinces of Sweden. It covers a part of the west coast of the country and extends to the north of Gothenburg as far as Norway. It lives mainly from fishing and tourism.

My suggestion:
For something totally exotic, go to the island of Hållö, a barren, wind-swept rock that will excite your imagination. Don’t forget to bring supplies! There is no restaurant, just a cafe that is closed a good part of the year.
My review

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.

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