Visit the West Coast Archipelago

Gullholmen ©Patrik2/Flickr

Gullholmen ©Patrik2/Flickr

If you love to explore and to spend your holiday on some wonderful islands, but not on those exotic ones, your perfect holiday destination will be Sweden’s West Coast Archipelago. This wonderful country offers the occasion to visit many islands, but this archipelago is a true natural wonder of Sweden. In case you decide to visit the West Coast Archipelago, I am sure you will not regret it and you will turn home with great memories. If you are interested in this natural wonder of Sweden, you can read the following guide. Below I will present you some tourist destinations to visit at the West Coast Archipelago.

Marstrand

Marstrand is one of the most visited islands of the West Coast Archipelago. This wonderful island is close enough to Gothenburg, about 45 minutes’ drive. Annually many tourists visit this wonderful island because of its natural beauty and because they can practice different outdoor activities here, like sea kayaks, diving and taking part on boat trips. If you are interested in some of these activities, your perfect holiday destination is Marstrand.

Marstrand Harbor ©Rachel Clare Hobday/Flickr

Marstrand Harbor ©Rachel Clare Hobday/Flickr

Gullholmen

Gullholmen is a unique island, with a history which dates back to the 13th century. This is probably home to one of Sweden’s oldest fishing villages. On this wonderful island you can visit one of the most popular and largest natural reserves of the country, Bohuslän. In this amazing natural reserve you can admire a large variety of rare plants.

Gullholmen ©Patrik2/Flickr

Gullholmen ©Patrik2/Flickr

Hållö Island

Hållö Island is the most visited one of the West Coast Archipelago. If you decide to spend your holiday on Hållö Island, you will surely not regret it, because you can practice for example snorkeling and diving in crystal-clear waters near pink granite rocks. This wonderful natural environment gives you that magical feeling of a dream holiday. It can be an unforgettable memory to you.

Åstol

Åstol is a very popular destination for tourists. This wonderful island is well-known among fisherman. Visitors can taste traditional fish specialties like herring, rainbow trout or shrimp, mackerel or smoked eel. If you love sea food and fishing, your prefect destination is Åstol.

Åstol ©GiÃ¥m/Flickr

Åstol ©GiÃ¥m/Flickr

Käringön

This island magically evokes the atmosphere of the 19th century, because both its buildings and the environment remained unchanged. There is a wonderful village on Käringön Island which offers many restaurants and hotels to spend your holiday at. Käringön is home to the famous restaurant Peterson’s Krog and the unique Oyster Bar, where you can taste fresh oyster and enjoy the beautiful beach sunset at the same time.

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