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Small & Personal - West Sweden

Here at Simply Sweden we have intimate knowledge of this stunning area of natural beauty along the West Coast of Sweden. This area of the West Coast of Sweden is a popular summer destination for Swedes, Norwegians and Europeans alike.

We have designed this special tour to take you to some of the best kept secrets. Styrsö in Gothenburg is an island easily accessible from the centre. Villa Sjötorp has stunning views across the archipelago and a famous local swing which you must try! The optional Weather Islands offer something completely different, yet totally Swedish and The Beach Girls at Strandflickorna have 2 of the best hotel suites along the coast. Bryggan offers excellent food in the harbour at Fjällbacka.

An 8 night holiday exploring the little nooks and crannies of the West Coast.

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Days 1 to 3

Hotel Vanilla - Gothenburg

A small, personal & comfortable hotel right in the very heart of Gothenburg. With 32 unique rooms and cafe famous for it's home baked produce you can't go far wrong staying here. This hotel comes with a high recommendation from our colleagues at the Columbus Hotel in Stockholm. Hotel Vanilla is close to the cathedral in Gothenburg, the main shopping area and the extremely useful tourist office. It's also just a short walk from central station.

Days 3 to 5

Collect your rental car from close to Central Station and head along with coast.

Villa Sjötorp - West Sweden

Villa Sjötorp has just just ten charming traditional and individually decorated rooms with excellent personal service. During the long summer days, meals are served in the garden or on the terrace offering breathtaking views across an outstanding west coast archipelago. A path leads down to a small beach and at the centre of the garden is a large tree from which hangs a swing that even the most grown up among you will not be able resist sitting on and soaking up the atmosphere. Villa Sjötorp is located in the heart of West Sweden's stunning coastline. Gothenburg is less than 60mins away. All the rooms are located in the main building. The restaurant is well known across the west coast is accredited by the Taste Of West Sweden guide.

Simply Sweden recommendations
The garden swing is famous locally. You'll soon find out why! A myriad of islands and fjords are on the door step for you to explore along with small picturesque fishing villages and beaches. Close by you'll find Nordens Ark (home to Scandinavian animals) and the ancient rock carvings in Tanumshede. Sea kayking is one of the best ways to see the archipelago.

Days 5 to 7

Bryggan - Fjällbacka

As the name Bryggan suggests, this small hotel (just 6 rooms) and excellent restaurant (taste of West Sweden accredited), is located by the waters edge in Fjällbacka harbour. During the summer Fjällbacka is a bustling archipelago town with the activity centred around the harbour. At other times of year it is a quiet village and a place for relaxation and reflection. [map]

Simply Sweden recommendations
Sea kayaing, a guided tour around Fjällbacka, home to Ingrid Bergman & Camilla Läckberg (author). UNESCO world heritage sight at Tanum. A trip to the Weather Islands (year round) is essential. Sweden's most westerly islands, with amazing scenery and great food! We also have accommodation packages so please ask.

You may wish to replace a night at Bryggan with a night at The Weather Islands

Days 7 to 9

Lysekil Havshotell - West Sweden

Also known as Strandflickorna (The Beach Girls). This charming hotel from the turn of the century is located on the sea front in Lysekil. King Oscar II was once a regular visitor and had his own suite! 15 individually decorated rooms are in the main building and 2 outstanding suites are located on the rocks by the sea. The hotel is located at the mouth of one of Sweden's deepest fjörds, Gullmarsfjörden, with a depth of around 120meters and is just 110km (65miles) from Gothenburg. We recommend you ask for an upgrade to either the Havsatelijen or the Badpaviljong, located on the rocks by the sea. Access to these suites is by a steep rocky staircase, just 50m from the main building. [map]

Simply Sweden recommendations
Sea kayaking is extremely popular here and comes highly recommended. We also recommend renting a bike and exploring the local area. You'll find a local aquarium housing local species, many boat tours and some diving opportunities. We do recommend exploring by sea!

Day 9
Head for the airport or continue your holiday with Simply Sweden.

Price from £1495 per person without the Weather Islands
Price from £1680 per person with the Weather Islands
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Price is based on 2 adults and includes flights, car rental, b&b accommodation at all hotels. When choosing The Weather Islands it includes a light lunch and 3 course evening meal. Return boat to the Weather Islands is included.


West Sweden Info

West Sweden Tailor Made
Our hotels across West Sweden - you decide!
Gothenburg Hotels
Our hotels in & around Gothenburg

West Sweden Holidays

The Weather IslandsIsland Hopping
Explore the stunning West Coast of Sweden
Sea Kayaking - Archipelago
West Swedens' stunning Bohuslän Archipelago
Small & Personal
Specially selected hotels & locations for a personal touch
Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö by train3 Cities + 2
See Sweden's 3 largest cities by train
Country Houses
Coastal and lakeside hospitality as the sun lingers on the evening horizon
Göta Kanal cruise - Gota Canal cruiseGöta Kanal
A peaceful & picturesque cruise between Gothenburg & Stockholm
Tjörn - Self Catering Holiday Homes
Located on the island of Tjörn in the Bohuslän archipelago


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