Västra Götalands län Travel Guide

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Göteborg

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942,1858,78

Strömstad

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30,81,2

Marstrand

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26,84,0

Borås

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20,27,10

Uddevalla

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14,62,8

Trollhättan

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29,24,7

Hornborgasjön

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7,15,0

Lysekil

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22,53,2

Käringön

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17,102,0

Hönö

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19,41,0

Kungälv

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11,32,1

Ulricehamn

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19,55,0

Tanumshede

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13,60,0

Grebbestad

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7,14,0

Gullholmen

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10,105,0

Stocken

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41,45,0

Stenungsund

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3,8,3

Vrångö

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2,10,0

Nord-Koster

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0,4,0

Klädesholmen

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5,10,0

Håverud

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2,17,0

Skene

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24,39,0

Orust

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0,1,0

Mollösund

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1,6,0

Tranemo

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6,10,0

Styrsö

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0,27,0

Spiken

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1,3,0

Skärhamn

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5,7,0

Rävmarken

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0,2,0

Lidköping

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1,13,4

Kinne-Kleva

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1,23,0

Vänersborg

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0,0,5

Tidaholm

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1,0,0

Stora Amundö

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0,9,0

Syd-Koster

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1,5,0

Skövde

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2,0,8

Skara

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2,6,3

Rörvik

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9,10,0

Ljungskile

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Lilla Edet

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0,4,0

Kungshamn

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Karlsborg

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0,2,0

Kållandsö

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1,22,0

Husaby

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1,61,0

Hisingen

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Hälleviksstrand

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0,3,0

Grundsund

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0,1,0

Göteborg

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  • Riverside & canals

    Göteborg Things to Do

    Paddan boats have been cruising the canals of Göteborg for years, and are much of a concept. I have taken their tours many times, and still find it great fun! The best part is the fact that you travel at a level lower than the rest of the city, so giving you a new perspective on it. The Paddan boats cruise the canals and the moat surrounding the...

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  • Hotell Barken Viking

    Göteborg Hotels

    The Barken Viking is said to be the largest sailing ship ever built in Scandinavia and one of only...

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  • Food Halls / Saluhallen

    Göteborg Restaurants

    The best food hall in Sweden as Göteborg has cheaper food than elsewhere and is a logistics hub so competition is fierce. In Stockholm the (smaller) halls tend to concentrate on either immigrant food or expensive Swedish game and delicatessen but this one has it all, plus more fresh fish since it is along the west coast. The best thing about the...

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Strömstad

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Marstrand

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  • Avoid Lasse Maja if you visit Marstrand

    Marstrand Restaurants

    Avoid this restaurant if you visit Marstrand. The waitor is the most rude and stuck up person without any sign of customer orientation. After waiting for 20 minutes and watching other guests, arriving to the restaurant being served, without even a hint of willingness to have a look at our table, still full of dirty dishes from previous guest, we...

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  • Delicious and fresh seafood

    Marstrand Restaurants

    We enjoyed our dinner at Grannens Kök, which is located at the quay of Marstrand, approx 150 metres to the left from the ferry. This place is a perfect and relaxing dinner spot! When on the west coast of Sweden and this certainly applies to Marstrand, the thing to eat is fish! They have lots to choose from and it is all fresh from the sea. Of...

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  • The ferry to and from Marstrand

    Marstrand Transportation

    The only way to reach Marstrandsön is by boat or ferry. The ferry only takes a few minutes though: by the time you get on the ferry, you might as well start walking off again, because you are already arrived at Marstrandsön ;-) The ferry “Lasse-Maja” crosses over to the island many times a day. On average it crosses over every 15 minutes, but at...

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Borås

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  • Catafalque sculpture

    Borås Things to Do

    Outside the university college library in Borås you can find an unusal sculpture of a man laying down.

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  • First Hotel Grand

    Borås Hotels

    Hallbergsplatsen 2, Boras, Vastergotland, 503 05, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Football

    Borås Sports & Outdoors

    The Borås Arena is a new stadium that was opened in April 2005. I went there for a cupgame in August 2005 and found it to be a great arena. Only had one problem when it started to rain a bit into the stands and then everyone was climbing back and up to higher seats under the roof :).It is the home of IF Elfsborg who play in the 'allsvenskan' -...

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Uddevalla

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  • GG - Guldsmedsgården

    Uddevalla Nightlife

    Well, it's not the coolest club, but definitely the most popular in this city! On Wednesdays it's 18+ so then it's mainly students from the 2 colleges in town. Sat + Sun is more 'mature' with people over 20. This is a quite fun place to meet people and dance the night away. :) As most places in Sweden, alcohol is too expensive, so I just buy a...

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  • Hotell Skona Rum

    Uddevalla Hotels

    Stroemstadsvaegen 24, Uddevalla, 45150, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • "I want to buy a condom"!!

    Uddevalla Shopping

    Torp is one of the biggest shopping mall in this area. You can find almost anything here from cloths, books, petstore, restaurants, supermarket and pharmacy.My friend and I had a very wierd indicent when we were here shopping at the supermarket. As we both do not speak Swedish we were looking at the meat department and trying to figure out which...

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Trollhättan

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  • Oil Changes Made Easy, part 1

    Trollhättan Favorites

    1. Consider (not required) turning the wheels to the left to allow better access to the oil plug. Open the hood/bonnet. (You don't want to drain the oil and later find that your hood/bonnet release is broken and you cannot fill the car with oil!) Position drain pan under oil plug. Note that oil shoots approximately 6 inches (15 cm) rearward so take...

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  • ALBERT KOK HOTELL CONFERENCE

    Trollhättan Hotels

    Stromberg, Trollhattan, 46157, SE

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Know how to get to Beko Bil in Askim...

    Trollhättan Warnings and Dangers

    If you are returning your car to Gothenburg, find out how to get to Beko Bil in Askim beforehand. This information was NOT provided when I picked up the car.Mats Alpius handles returns. He comes to work early in the morning and leave by mid-afternoon. Bring your registration documents as well as the blue "home shipment voucher" that you get when...

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Hornborgasjön

  • Fishing? Find the deep places or forget...

    Hornborgasjön Tourist Traps

    As far as I am told the lake has been drained to create new land for the farmers in the area for more than a hundered years. That lead to only 2-3 smaller lakes were it was one large lake earlier.Over the last 20 years or so Hornborgasjøen has been brought back to its original water level. That has probably been a good thing for both birds and...

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  • About the Lake

    Hornborgasjön Things to Do

    In the 1980s, a unique restoration programme began with the aim of recreating a functioning bird lake. The reeds were removed by specially-constructed amphibious machines, the wooded areas on the shores were cut down, the channels were dug again. To raise the level of the water by an average of 85 centimetres, a three kilometre long embankment was...

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  • About the Lake

    Hornborgasjön Things to Do

    This is one of Europe’s most important bird lakes and it currently also attracts large groups of people. Beautifully situated at the foot of Billingen table mountain in an ancient countryside setting. Once a famous bird lake that was then drained by human beings. One of Sweden’s largest nature conservation projects has since recreated a living bird...

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Lysekil

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  • Completion

    Lysekil Favorites

    What a pity I was not there for the start-up.Well, that's how working in a project is like. Sometimes you get to see the finished project, sometimes you don't.This makes another picture perfect memory for all those hard work we put in get this plant up. There's an awful lot of things to remember about Lyskil. Hey, I spent the whole year there and...

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  • Strandflickorna Hotel

    Lysekil Hotels

    Turistgatan 13, Lysekil, 45330, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hill Climbing

    Lysekil Off The Beaten Path

    There are several interesting hilltops here in Lysekil. You'll see some interesting sculptures or stuff like that in most little hills near the centrum area. Here is the lookout tower on one of these hills.

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Käringön

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  • Relaxing atmosphere, excellent setting

    Käringön Restaurants

    One of my favourite restaurants in Sweden is without a doubt Peterson's Krog. It's probably a combination of many factors that it has become a favourite of mine, one of them being the relaxed atmosphere with an elegant and at the same time cosy interior. No real dress code applies, at least not for lunch. The same relaxed atmosphere of the island...

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  • The place to be for some delicious food

    Käringön Restaurants

    So let me give you a little taste of the menu at Peterson's Krog. During our latest visit we started off our lunch with a classical Swedish dish called "Toast Skagen". This is a delicious combination of shrimp and dill mayonnaise on a small piece of sautéd bread. It was served with some whitefish roe and a sprig of dill on top and some salad on the...

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  • Beautiful simple church on Käringön

    Käringön Things to Do

    The little church on Käringön is well worth a visit, after all it was the priest long time ago who is responsible for the colourful plants all over the island (but this is a story for the local customs section). The church is quite old,. Built end of 19th century when the island had its heydays as a fishermen island with approx. 300 inhabitants....

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Hönö

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  • Diving

    Hönö Sports & Outdoors

    Hönö is a bit of a diving centre for those in the Gothenburg area. See the link below for the main company to contact in Klova Harbour. You can rent it from Oxygene (see link).

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  • Ishuset Art Hall

    Hönö Things to Do

    The "Ice House" (Ishuset) has exhibitions of all kind summertime, mostly by famous contemporary local artists. Do give them a ring in advance to see that they are open if it is the only reason for you to visit Hönö.

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  • Hönö Fishing Museum

    Hönö Things to Do

    A great little museum! Most text in the museum is in Swedish but that won't matter too much to an international visitor as there is so much visual stuff. As you enter, there is a room full of ship models, name plates and a fishing boat's steering house with the characteristic old hammering engine noise of my childhood and indeed great for children....

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Kungälv

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  • Medieval weekend at Bohus fortress

    Kungälv Things to Do

    Every summer there is a medieval festival at the 700 year old Bohus fortress in Kungälv.In 2009 it will be the weekend of 17 - 19 of July.The fortress and the surroundings are filled with people looking more or less like they belong to a long gone time. There is a King and a Queen, there are knights, soldiers, horses, merchants, musicians,...

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  • Fars Hatt Hotel

    Kungälv Hotels

    Torget 2, Kungalv, SE

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Marstrand

    Kungälv Things to Do

    A wonderful place in the archipelago outside Kungälv, Marstrand is the major sailing centre in west coast Sweden and where you will find yachts you would have to rob a bank to be able to afford, but where you can also just relax, walking around on cliffs overlooking the archipelago, or explore Carlsten's Fortress which you can see in the distance...

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Ulricehamn

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  • Excellent food & service

    Ulricehamn Restaurants

    Don't miss a visit at Restaurang Åsunden while staying in Ulricehamn.A very nice restaurant with all what you as a costumer will nead.... I prefer their delicious Cour du filets Provencale - medium/rear of course

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  • Hofsnäs Nature Reserve

    Ulricehamn Things to Do

    This whole area is sandwiched between the lakes Torpasjön and Yttre Åsunden. To the north is Torpa Stenhus. To the south is Hofsnås Herrgård. A small single road leads from Torpa Stenhus over a very narrow causeway into the nature reserve. This road winds its way through a heavily wooded area for two or three miles with the lakes visible through...

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  • Hofsnäs Herrgård

    Ulricehamn Things to Do

    This is a very pleasant cafe or rest area or bathing stop. It is open for April until December with series of activities from the Easter festival to Midsummer and then the Christmas Festival.All through the summer there are various activities orgainised but the best part of the area is the superb bathing in the Lake.

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Tanumshede

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  • Expensive museum

    Tanumshede Things to Do

    The runes are located all over the place around Tanumshede, but Vitlycke Museum is a good starting point. Located around a kilometer outside the actual village it shows the history behind the carvings.The best reason to go there though is the huge carving site just around the corner. Vitlyckehällen is the biggest site in the area, and stretches...

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  • The runes in Tanum

    Tanumshede Things to Do

    In the Bohuslän area on the west side coast of Sweden there are more than 1500 runes/rock carvings. The best and biggest part of them are situated in Tanum, 1,5 hour drive north of Gothenburg.In 1994 the area was taken onto the Unesco's list of World Heritage, and is now protected. Over 450 different sites in the area show the runes, that were made...

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  • there is only one

    Tanumshede Restaurants

    There is nothing else to go but the restaurant at the visitors centre but that is no punishment at all. The "dagens rätt" is served as a buffet and very tasty. You have to eat here or bring your own. I have fond memories about the citric flavored water and dessert.

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Grebbestad

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  • Rock carvings at Tanumshede

    Grebbestad Things to Do

    Rock carvings at Tanumshede are definitely a must-see if you are in the area. A few km walk in the wood there reveals rocks with ancient carvings representing various aspects of people's lives, animals, boats and many more. A fascinating insight into the life of people from the Bronze Age (1800 to 500 BC.)The carvings are painted red to make them...

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  • Parking at Grebbestad

    Grebbestad Transportation

    The best way to get to Grebbestad is by car or bike. Parking is difficult in summer months, as there is only one road, very narrow at places. But, if you arrive out of the season, as we did, there is plenty of space on the car park by the harbour and parking is free. You must remember that in Sweden the second fortnight in August is already past...

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  • How to get ripped off or Tourist...

    Grebbestad Tourist Traps

    We had already found accommodation near Grebbestad: I had searched the Internet for it still in Warsaw. But we didn't like the horrible cabins like dog kennels we saw there so we went to the Tourist Information Centre at Grebbestad to ask if there was anything better available. I asked for inexpensive accommodation. In reply, we were offered a room...

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Gullholmen

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  • Climb up to the pilot's ladder

    Gullholmen Things to Do

    Gullholmen’s most prominent landmark is the pilot’s ladder on the island’s highest point. These kinds of lookouts seem to have been very popular along the Swedish west coast, on the outer islands to be precise. In the old days before the technical inventions and “precise” meteorological forecasts it was the best way to observe the weather...

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  • Very pretty and cute letterboxes

    Gullholmen Local Customs

    This is not only limited to Gullholmen but seems to be custom for many Swedish homes along the west coast: letterbox art. When we walked around on Gullholmen I transformed into a letterbox hunter – photographing these that is. I loved the creativity of the artists, most probably the owners, because they made very individual, very pretty ones with...

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  • By ferry only, the island is car free

    Gullholmen Transportation

    Like many of the outer islands along Sweden’s west coast, Gullholmen is also car free. So the ferry is only a passenger one. It was fascinating to watch how huge amounts of goods are loaded onto the ferry, they even had a special device to load these (why didn’t I take a picture??). The ride is rather short, 15 minutes only but get off the second...

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