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Sweden West Coast

West Sweden is an exciting mix of lakes, forests, islands and pretty coastal villages. The coastal city of Gothenburg is the second biggest in Sweden.

© Lake Animmen -Goran Assner

West Coast at a glance

The province of Dalsland in West Sweden is characterised by wild and dense forests, glittering lakes and rivers. A perfect base for a Sweden luxury adventure holiday.

With 450 square km of open water, the region is recognised as a world class destination for kayaking and a perfect getaway for those who enjoy fresh water swimming.

Abundant with wildlife and with stunning scenery it is definitely not one to miss. The adventure doesn’t end on the water, high ropes course, zip lines and a stunning coastline all be waiting to be explored.

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West Sweden is an exciting mix of lakes, forest, islands and pretty coastal villages. The coastal city of Gothenburg is the second biggest in Sweden and is a vibrant place full of great restaurants, museums, culture and shopping. Combining the outdoors of Dalsland with the city you can have a holiday that will suit the whole family and can include everything from sea kayaking to a crayfish safari.






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Dalsland’s unspoilt wilderness of dense forests, lakes and waterways is a dream destination for those looking for a Sweden Adventure Holiday.

  • Dalsland is recognised as a world class destination for kayaking and a perfect getaway for those who enjoy fresh water swimming as there is a huge amount (about 450 km2) of open water to choose your very own spot!

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With a bustling cafe culture, world-class restaurants and wonderful green spaces – the city was ranked as the 12th most inventive city in the world by Forbes.

  • Experience this magical city at Christmastime with all the stalls selling local goods in the Christmas market!

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting to Dalsland couldn’t be easier with regular flights serving both Gothenburg Landvetter and Gothenburg Save airports as well as Oslo Rygge which is also close by. Once you have arrived at the airport there are many car hire options and the drive is around 1.5 hours.

Due to its latitude, Dalsland has a relatively mild climate. The winters are short and can be quite cold with an average temperature of around 0 but the summer offers long daylight hours and warmth with temperatures sometimes reaching the late twenties or above. In general the climate is similar to that of Southern England.

Dalsland does not get the name of Sweden’s Lake Province for no reason. No other area of Sweden has so many lakes. Part of Lake Vanern, Sweden’s largest lake, is in the region. With much of the land covered with forest this is a truly beautiful area.

The flora and fauna of Dalsland changes throughout the seasons. Divided up into forest, valleys and plains it is home to many beautiful flowers such as lupins as well as many mushrooms and berries.

Sweden is home to a variety of small and large mammals from beavers to elk both of which are easy to spot in Dalsland. There are also many species of birds and butterfly.

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