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Discover West Sweden

from £905 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Aug
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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


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

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

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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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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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.

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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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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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 £905 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £330 per person with SAS, or from around £550 per person during peak times such as Christmas and New Year. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • 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

This itinerary starts from around £905 per person, based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom in standard hotels, and rental of an intermediate vehicle.

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on the level of accommodation, size of vehicle, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

* Choice of Vehicles

Many clients prefer the greater security and comfort that a larger vehicle provides year round – upgrade your vehicle from as little as £10 per person per day.

  • We can offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday – our team will be happy to talk you through the options and provide a quote for the most suitable category based on your individual requirements.
  • Go electric – With a selection of electric cars now available including the Kia Niro and Volkswagen ID.3, you can choose to upgrade from as little as £12 per person, per day.

As Standard, Complete Piece of Mind

We’re listening. We always care what our fellow travellers think and love building strong customer relationships so we continuously focus on improving future experiences based on feedback. How incredible for the last three years we have received the Feefo Platinum Award.


The World's Great. Pass it On

To mark our 40th anniversary, we've launched our Education Bursary Fund to help disadvantaged school children experience the wonders of travel. A percentage of revenue from every holiday booked will go into the bursary fund to pay for at least 40 students to join one of our school trips abroad.