Fresh Nordic air, pleasant harbour towns and a clean coastline bursting with succulent seafood are among the wonders West Sweden has to offer. A Nordic country in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula, Sweden borders Finland and Norway and is connected to Denmark with its lovely holiday homes West Jutland and Romo via a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. Even though Sweden is the European Union's third largest country, it has a low population density with most of its inhabitants concentrated in the southern half. Sweden has the lowest Gini coefficient in the world, meaning that Sweden is the most equal, in terms of economic division, in the world.
Gothenburg is not only Sweden's second largest city, but also a convenient and agreeable place to strike up home base. Here, accommodation such as West Sweden holiday homes and West Sweden apartments are abundant and you should have no problem locating the perfect place. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this university town, visit the busy Saluhallen food market or take a walk along Gothenburg's city-dividing river, Göta älv.On the Bohuslän coast you will find Marstrand, a glitzy town an hour's drive north of Gothenburg. This seaside town is famous in Sweden for being the hangout of royalty. Even though the elite do mingle here, there are West Sweden holiday homes available for those of less noble blood. Enjoy lunch in one of the harbour restaurants and watch the rich and famous from one of the many West Sweden apartments.
Substituting West Sweden holiday homes with quaint red bungalows, the island of Käringön is the perfect place to spend a few days, isolated from the mainstream. On the island the only thing to do is to to lay back and relax. There is a craft shop and a few seafood restaurants, but time is spent mostly enjoying the quiet Nordic surrounds.Enjoying clean coastlines, a lucrative fishing industry and an abundance of ports, West Sweden is a seafood lover's paradise. This stretch of coastline is particularly well known for its oyster wealth. Whether enjoying dinner at a restaurant or one of the well-equipped self-catering West Sweden apartments, you will most likely enjoy an oyster on the side. For fresh oysters a trip to the family-run oyster bar of Karingo is a must.
Also wonderful places for seafood lover's, you'll find in our list below:
If you haven't had enough of oysters, join, as a spectator or perhaps a contender, the 'Nordic Championships in Oyster Opening' held annually in Grebbestad. Once a year this pretty harbour town, north of Gothenburg, plays host to this popular and fiercely competitive event where Scandinavian oyster specialists compete.