West Sweden – Island walking

Highlights

  • Hike with breathtaking views of the sea and islands.
  • Walk the historic island of Marstrand & visit Carlstens fortress.
  • Taste the fantastic fresh sea food and enjoy the classic Swedish "fika" .
  • Art walk the sculptures at Pilane. Amazing sculptures alongside grazing sheep & Iron Age stone circles.

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West Sweden - Island walking - 8 days

On this self guided walking holiday, you’ll explore the best of the beautiful islands and villages on Sweden’s west coast on foot. The region called Bohuslän offers an unique archipelago with hundreds of islands, picturesque fisherman villages, granite rock beaches as well as small sandy beaches. You’ll visit different regions on the coast and end up visiting the town of Gothenburg.

Your adventure starts at historical Marstrand, which nowadays is a popular small summer island. In this area you’ll have a few days walking on different islands, all with unique experiences. After this you’ll continue to the larger island Tjörn, where you’ll visit & walk the unique Sculptures at Pilane, in the nature alongside grazing sheep and Iron Age stone circles. The tour continues further north to Ramsvik Nature Reserve, Bohus Malmön, and the lively fishing port of Smögen. The tour will end up in Gothenburg, where you can spend a free day and night to stroll the charming areas, and enjoy the city.

During this walking holiday you’ll stay at comfortable, carefully chosen accommodation along the coast.

This tour is perfect as a Drive & Hike. Either we book a rental car for you, or you arrange your own transportation. Although we recommend the tour as a Drive & Hike, it can also be done with local transportation.

We grade this trip as easy, since the walks are quite short in km. However, you’ll walk on trails, granite rocks, etc. where some parts can be a bit technical.

Anything else?
We- EverTrek have our office in Gothenburg, and during the summer we move parts of our office to Bohuslän, so we are local based and we love to spend time on the islands and trails of Bohuslän!

Day 1: Arrival to Marstrand Day 2: Walk Marstrand & Koön
Day 3: Walk Dyrön Day 4: Transport to Tjörn - art walk at Pilane
Day 5: Transport to Bohus Malmön - walk Bohus Malmön Day 6: Walk Ramsvik Nature Reserve
Day 7: Travel to Gothenburg - visit town & Änggårdsbergen Nature Reserve Day 8: Tour ends after breakfast

Price per person in EUR

8 days/ 7 nights, comfort version
Period TRP - Triple Room Double Room - shared bed Twin Room - separate beds SGL - Single Room
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8 days/ 7 nights, superior version
Period TRP - Triple Room Double Room - shared bed Twin Room - separate beds SGL - Single Room
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Included in the prices

  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Tour map and detailed information in English, German, Swedish (1 per room)
  • Dinner one evening (three meal course excl. drinks)
  • 2 x pic-nic lunches
  • GPX files for navigation in mobile app or your own gps
  • 24 h service hotline

Not included in the price:

  • Meals
  • Luggage transfers
  • Local transportation
  • Car rental
  • Other not mentioned in included

Car rental
You can either book your own rental car, or we can do it for you. You’ll pick up the car at the airport, or at the train station if you arrive by train.

  • Price for a standard medium size car for one week is 250 EUR.

Extra nights (per person including breakfast)

  • Marstrand DBL: 80 EUR
  • Gothenburg DBL: 80 EUR

Transfers
You can easily take the airport bus, buses and trains at good prices. Although, if you want private transfer, we are happy to help you. Private transfers (price per car max 4 persons)
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport – Gothenburg: 70 EUR
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport – Marstrand: 150 EUR

Child reduction

  • Up til 5 years of age: 75%
  • From 6 – 13 years of age: 50%
  • From 14 – 17 years of age: 25%
  • Child reductions available when sharing room with 2 adults.

Accommodations

Comfort version: Accommodation in a mix of 4* and 3* star hotels, and a charming family run guest house.
> Start any day of the week

Superior version: Accommodation in 4* star hotels. Last night in Gothenburg in a 3* star hotel.
> Start day/ arrival day= Wednesdays only

Comfort Version

NightPlaceAccommodation
Night 1MarstrandHotell ****
Night 2MarstrandHotell ****
Night 3MarstrandHotell ****
Night 4TjörnHotell ****
Night 5Bohus MalmönGuest House **
Night 6Bohus MalmönGuest House **
Night 7GothenburgHotell ***

Superior version

NightPlaceAccommodation
Night 1MarstrandHotell ****
Night 2MarstrandHotell ****
Night 3MarstrandHotell ****
Night 4TjörnHotell ****
Night 5SmögenHotell ****
Night 6SmögenHotell ****
Night 7GothenburgHotell ***

Accommodations

Marstrand: Marstrands Havshotell ****
Tjörn: Björholmens Marina ****
Bohus Malmön: Bohus Malmöns Pensionat **
Smögen: Smögens Havsbad ****
Gothenburg: Comfort Hotel Gothenburg ***

Note! These are hotels we normally use, but you might be accommodated in other hotels depending on availability.

Getting here

Gothenburg

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is about 20 km southeast of downtown and is served by both domestic and international flights.
Drive from the airport to Marstrand takes about 1-1,5 hours depending on traffic.
Airport coaches go to the Nils Ericson Terminal by Gothenburg Central Station.

Copenhagen

You can also fly to Copenhagen and catch a train to Gothenburg. Train between the airport and Gothenburg run regularly and takes 3h 30 minutes.
Drive from Copenhagen to Marstrand takes about 4 hours.

Stockholm

You can also fly to Stockholm and catch a train to Gothenburg. Train between Stockholm city and Gothenburg run regularly and takes 3 hours.

Privat transfers from airport or train station to you first accommodation/ from your last accommodation is not included. It can be booked, however, we recommend local transportation, that runs regularly.

Private transfers (price per car max 4 persons)
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport – Gothenburg: 70 EUR
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport – Marstrand: 150 EUR

From Gothenburg Landvetter Airport to Marstrand

The airport coaches are called Flygbussarna, and they run regularly and takes about 30 minutes to the Nils Ericson Terminal by Gothenburg Central Station.
From Nils Ericsson Terminalen you’ll take the bus to Marstrand. Bus takes about 1 hour.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Marstrand Day 2: Walk Marstrand & Koön
Day 3: Walk Dyrön Day 4: Transport to Tjörn - art walk at Pilane
Day 5: Transport to Bohus Malmön - walk Bohus Malmön Day 6: Walk Ramsvik Nature Reserve
Day 7: Travel to Gothenburg - visit town & Änggårdsbergen Nature Reserve Day 8: Tour ends after breakfast

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