The wild west of Sweden, the West Coast is where the Swedes have their holiday homes. The area is made for road tripping after a night in the student city of Gothenburg. Expect sensational seafood and carefree islands, so life on foot or on bicycle. Fisherman huts line the shore and hop on a locals boat for a hands on seafood experience served to you fresh on the boat or later that evening.
Influenced by the Dutch, Germans and Scots, the city is charaterised by wide avenues and elegant squares with a network of canals weaving their way past imposing neoclassical buildings from the 18th century. Gothenburg, which sits on the west coast, is a wonderfully relaxed city and one that is absolutely perfect for exploring on foot.
The city is also the gateway to the west coast archipelago. Western Sweden has a coastline to die for; it plays host to breath-taking views over sprawling archipelagos, and charming seaside villages dotted with red wooden fishing huts. It is one of the few places where seafood season is year round making it the perfect coast to work your way along sampling the best of the West.