Bohuslän is a province in Götaland, bordering Dalsland to the north-east, Västergötland to the south-east, and Norway to the north.

Destinations edit

  • 1 Kungälv - The second largest city in Bohuslän, home to Bohus fortress.
  • 2 Lysekil - Has been used as a seaside resort since the 19th century.
  • 3 Marstrand - An island and popular summer resort outside of Kungälv.
  • 4 Orust and Tjörn - Are Sweden's fourth and seventh largest islands
  • 5 Sotenäs - Known for coastal communities such as Kungshamn and Smögen.
  • 6 Strömstad - On the border to Norway, it is home to the "Koster Islands" maritime reserve.
  • 7 Tanum - Known for its UNESCO World Heritage Listed rock carvings.
  • 8 Uddevalla - The largest city in Bohuslän.
  • 9 Öckerö - A group of islands which are part of Gothenburg Archipelago.

Understand edit

Bohuslän is the only Swedish province facing the Atlantic (Skagerrak; Halland faces the southern part of this arm, still north of the Danish Sounds: Kattegat), as well as the southern outpost of the Norwegian fjord landscape.

The province belonged to Norway (which, in turn, was a Danish dominion) from late Middle Age until the 17th century.

Get in edit

  Note: On 23 September 2023, a large landslide caused by soil liquefaction broke up a 500 m section of the E6 at 1 Stenungsundsmotet, just outside Stenungssund (between Kungälv and Uddevalla). Authorities say it will take a long time before the highway is repaired.

By car: The E6 road is the backbone. To reach other places select a suitable numbered road from the map to connect from E6. Between Uddevalla and Lysekil, the road 161, which contains a ferry (free of charge) is preferred.

Public transport in Bohuslän is organized by Västtrafik. There are local trains going from Gothenburg to Stenungsund, Uddevalla, Munkedal, Tanum and Strömstad. The other destinations are reached by bus either directly from Gothenburg or from a train station. Search the Västtrafik site for connections. There are also bus connections from Oslo to Strömstad.

From the Gothenburg Landvetter airport, the airport bus to Gothenburg (going directly from the airport building) and then train is preferred.

Tickets for Västtrafik can be bought by credit card on board, but not for buses in Gothenburg. Pressbyrån and some other shops sell tickets. The airport bus need special tickets which are bought with credit card on board. Read the Gothenburg entry for more ticket details.

Get around edit

Inside the municipalities there are buses. All are organized by Västtrafik.

The city and village centres are small so walking might be a good option.

Some islands are reached by public boats.

See edit

Rock carvings, Tanum

Do edit

Fishing and swimming.

Eat edit

See also: Nordic cuisine

Not surprisingly, Bohuslän is famous for seafood.

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Norway is across the border.

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