Discover West Sweden

Discover West Sweden

from £875 including flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Sep
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Discover West Sweden

from £875 including flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Sep

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Highlights

In pictures
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Soak up the beautiful coastal scenery

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Explore avenues and parks of Gothenburg by foot or tram

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Take an optional boat trip to the Weather Islands

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Delight in wonderful seafood

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Enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking

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Choose to explore in autumn to witness golden colours

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Well-researched route

We've put our years of experience into creating this well-paced itinerary that includes the places we know you'll enjoy

Overview

This laid-back summer self-drive follows West Sweden's beautiful coastline from Gothenburg to Fjallbacka, showcasing some of the country's best kept secrets. Discover a myriad of islands and skerries dotted with brightly painted houses, stay in picturesque villages, visit historic sights and indulge in some fine seafood.

Starting in Gothenburg, enjoy a day sightseeing in this compact and charming city, which is best explored on foot, by tram and canal boat. It is packed full of chic shops, interesting museums, galleries, and an enticing array of cafes, bars and restaurants - foodies especially will enjoy this place. In fact, this entire holiday is a gastronome's delight with so many wonderful seafood restaurants up and down the coast, and the chance to join a shellfish safari, which we highly recommend.

Beyond the city, the region lends itself perfectly to leisurely exploration with a wealth of places to visit and outdoor activities set against scenic backdrops and in relatively close proximity to each other. Nordens Ark wildlife park, the fort on Marstrand and the Bronze age rock carvings near Tanumshede are not to be missed as well as the chance to go sea kayaking in the calm waters off Fjallbacka

Itinerary & Accommodation

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1 arrive in Gothenburg

Fly to Gothenburg and make you way from the airport to the city centre (payable locally) for a two-night stay in this vibrant city.

Fly to Gothenburg and make you way from the airport to the city centre (payable locally) for a two-night stay in this vibrant city.

Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg

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Day 2 at leisure in Gothenburg

Enjoy sightseeing, shopping and exploring Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. A useful purchase is the city card, which gives you free entrance to many sights, attractions, museums and day trips as well as unlimited travel on trams, buses and boats.

Enjoy sightseeing, shopping and exploring Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. A useful purchase is the city card, which gives you free entrance to many sights, attractions, museums and day trips as well as unlimited travel on trams, buses and boats.

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Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg

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Day 3 Gothenburg - Ljungskile

Collect rental vehicle and head north, visiting the island of Marstrand with the Carlsten Fortress, dating back to 1658, en route to Ljungskile where you will spend two nights.

Collect rental vehicle and head north, visiting the island of Marstrand with the Carlsten Fortress, dating back to 1658, en route to Ljungskile where you will spend two nights.

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Villa Sjotorp

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Day 4 at leisure around Ljungskile

Explore the scenic island of Tjorn and the Nordic Watercolour Museum, the seaside resort of Lysekil with its Marine Life Museum (with an 8m long underwater observation tunnel) and the pretty village of Fiskebacksil backed by granite cliffs.

Explore the scenic island of Tjorn and the Nordic Watercolour Museum, the seaside resort of Lysekil with its Marine Life Museum (with an 8m long underwater observation tunnel) and the pretty village of Fiskebacksil backed by granite cliffs.

Villa Sjotorp

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Day 5 Ljungskile - Fjallbacka

Continue north to Fjallbacka, stopping off to see a variety of wildlife at Nordens Ark, home to many endangered animals including snow leopards, Amur tigers, Amur leopards, wolves, lynx, endangered birds and amphibians. In the delightful fishing village of Fjallbacka check in for three nights.

Continue north to Fjallbacka, stopping off to see a variety of wildlife at Nordens Ark, home to many endangered animals including snow leopards, Amur tigers, Amur leopards, wolves, lynx, endangered birds and amphibians. In the delightful fishing village of Fjallbacka check in for three nights.

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Hotel Bryggan Fjallbacka, Fjallbacka

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Days 6-7 at leisure around Fjallbacka

With Fjallbacka as a base there are a host of attractions to visit in the area. The remote Weather Islands, easily reached by a regular boat service, and the Koster Islands with their unspoilt beaches and marine national park, are definitely worth exploring. Visit the UNESCO site at Tanum for outstanding examples of Bronze Age art carved some 3,000 years ago. Enjoy a Seafood Safari in Grebbestad and enjoy mouthwatering langoustines, lobster, mussels and oysters.

With Fjallbacka as a base there are a host of attractions to visit in the area. The remote Weather Islands, easily reached by a regular boat service, and the Koster Islands with their unspoilt beaches and marine national park, are definitely worth exploring. Visit the UNESCO site at Tanum for outstanding examples of Bronze Age art carved some 3,000 years ago. Enjoy a Seafood Safari in Grebbestad and enjoy mouthwatering langoustines, lobster, mussels and oysters.

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Hotel Bryggan Fjallbacka, Fjallbacka

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Day 8 depart Gothenburg

Take a leisurely drive south to Gothenburg and return the rental vehicle. You can either return the car at the airport (which carries a one-way fee payable on collection of the car). Alternatively, return the car to the central office and take the airport bus service (situated next to the car rental office and payable locally) to the airport and check in for the flight home.

Take a leisurely drive south to Gothenburg and return the rental vehicle. You can either return the car at the airport (which carries a one-way fee payable on collection of the car). Alternatively, return the car to the central office and take the airport bus service (situated next to the car rental office and payable locally) to the airport and check in for the flight home.

Prices and Departures

Price from £875 including flights

What's Included

  • Direct return flights from Gatwick to Gothenburg with Norwegian
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car hire for 6 days
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Prices from per person

Based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car category Twin Price
May 2021 7 nights VW Golf £892
May 2021 7 nights VW Golf Estate £907
May 2021 7 nights VW Tiguan £939
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights VW Golf £1,042
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights VW Golf Estate £1,059
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights VW Tiguan £1,082
Sep 2021 7 nights VW Golf £892
Sep 2021 7 nights VW Golf Estate £907
Sep 2021 7 nights VW Tiguan £939

Meet our expert

nordic team alex minnis bw
One of our specialists
Meet Alex

5 Nordic film/TV locations visited

4 Geothermal pools bathed in

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