West Sweden

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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.

The Basics

Location: 57°42′N 11°58′E
Population: 1,820,835
Area: 29,399 km2
Time Zone: GMT + 1 (+ 2 in the summer)

Getting There

Flying to West Sweden is relatively simple. The nearest airport is Gothenburg Landvetter or the smaller Gothenburg City airports which are serviced by a number of airlines.

Gothenburg has a good public transport system, and there are many train lines and bus routes which can be taken. Getting to the coast usually requires a car as the remoteness of the area means that public transport is not common.


West Sweden has mild sunny summers with temperatures reaching 20°C in July. Long hot periods in summer aren't unusual, where temperatures can soar to over 30°C.

In the winter the average temperature is around -1.5°C and snowfall occurs most years. Although West Sweden offers slightly warmer winters than the rest of Sweden.


The region is sparsely populated with only 14 people per km² and just one town of significant size. The region is characterised by dense forests and lakes, giving rise to the nickname of ‘Sweden's lake province’.

Plants and Animals

Due to the amount of forested area many different species of animals can be found including moose, beavers and wolves.

Sweden is known for his large variety of edible berries, and these can usually be found around every corner of a hike into the woods. The majority of the trees are pine or spruce, which grow right up to the shores edges on many of the lakes.

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