Top Seven Things to do in West Sweden

Top Seven Things to do in West Sweden

Explore the rest of what makes the west (of Sweden) the best, or hop across to the glorious capital Stockholm.


Murder Mystery

Sweden's answer to Agatha Christie and the only person to have come close to filling Stieg Larsson's Nordic Noir shoes, Camilla Läckberg has set each of her 13 gory detective novels in sleepy Fjallbäcka (of Kungsklyftan Gorge fame), where she was born and raised. We can arrange a tour of the grizzliest murder spots with a former policeman, and tailor it to crime novel fans or novices alike.


Old & New

Gothenburg will likely be your access point for Bohuslän, so when there make sure to amble around Haga Old Town. The city's first suburb was built back in the 17th century and is now a favoured haunt for hipsters and home to vintage stores selling achingly cool clobber.


Coffee Culture

Gothenburg is the spiritual home of that most Swedish of traditions, the fika - a coffee break (with added cake) and an excellent excuse for the locals to gossip. The city has hundreds of fika cafes, the best of which are the Da Matteo chain's two outlets off Vallgatan and Magasinsgatan streets.


Take the Train

If you want to combine Sweden's west and east coasts in one trip, take the (predictably reliable) train from Gothenburg to the capital Stockholm. The three-hour journey takes in some beautiful countryside and is the most sustainable way to see a country that takes the environmental concerns very seriously.


A Birds-Eye View of Stockholm

Stockholm is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, but for a different perspective on the Swedish capital, try a walking tour across the rooftops. Part sightseeing trip, part urban adventure, you'll wander across the roofs of the old parliament building, hearing anecdotes about the city en route.


Midsummer Moose Spotting

The forests near Stockholm are home to the magnificent moose, and we can arrange a guided evening tour. Start with a traditional Swedish midsummer supper. Then, thanks to the short midsummer nights in these parts, you can see moose and more in their beautiful habitat under the midnight sun before returning to the city life.


The Best Museum in the World?

The Vasa is the 300-year old flagship of the Swedish navy that floundered on her maiden voyage and was perfectly preserved in the silt at the bottom of Stockholm Harbour. Brought back to the surface she now sits in a purpose-built museum and an up-close viewing is a true time travel experience.