Exploring in West Sweden

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Once you’ve been exploring in West Sweden, you’ll see things that cannot be unseen.

You’ll find yourself wishing you were on walking the Weather Islands this weekend, or relaxing in a hot tub, or sampling the catch of the day from a seafood safari, or finding epic views Fjällbacka.

West Sweden was epic and romantic at the same time. It’s a destination that will stay in our memories as one of the most unique experiences we’ve ever had.

Below is a brief snapshot of our time spent exploring in West Sweden.

Fiskebäckskil

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Having just left Gothenburg, Fiskelbäckskil was our first stop in West Sweden.

After the drama of taking the rental car up what can only be described as one of the narrowest streets in the world (thanks Google Maps for taking us up the ‘no cars’ street), we were ready to explore the village, enjoy the spa and sample the seafood from the surrounding area.

We stayed at Gulmarsstrand, which was an absolute delight.

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The Weather Islands

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Rugged, romantic and refreshing, The Weather Islands are a world unto their own. Whilst we only stayed here for one night, I’ve spent the last month daydreaming about this place.

Accessible by a half hour boat journey, these are the sunniest, windiest and most Westerly islands in Sweden. There’s a converted pilothouse (Väderöarna’s Värdshus) which houses the occupants on these rocky outcrops, complete with hot tubs and a seasonal menu with sensational seafood.

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Fjällbacka

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Fjällbacka was our final stop on our seven day tour of Sweden, and it was every bit as picturesque as the rest of this beautiful country.

Whilst our stop here was brief, we had just enough time to go for a wander around town, then embark upon a Seafood Safari with our skipper, Ingemar. Seafood doesn’t get any fresher than this – straight from the ocean, and then cooked on the boat!
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That’s it! West Sweden, you were a dream!

This is our last blog post from Sweden and I’ve gotta admit, I’m a little sad.

The trip is actually over.

Sweden, this is not goodbye.

For now, we’ll just say ‘ses snart’.

(see you soon in Swedish).

Much love.

C + P


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