Lödöse museum, Lilla Edet
Stop: Lödöse museum.
Lödöse is the medieval predecessor of Gothenburg and one of the most resourceful medieval sites in Sweden, so the fact that there is an archaeological museum here is not so strange. Since 1965, the public can look at some of the more than 500,000 finds that have been unearthed in the immediate area. A visit to Lödöse Museum is simply a free return ticket to the Middle Ages. The museum also has an herb garden where you can feel the wings of history, a shop and a café that focuses on organic and fair trade.
Picture: Ian Schemper.
Risveden Nature Reserve, Ale
Stop: Skogstorpsvägen. Then walk 300 meters north, turn right and follow the gravel road 4.5 kilometers until you get to the entrance of the nature reserve.
Have you got a taste for staying in the forest in the past year? Then it's time for a visit to Risveden Nature Reserve. It's a little way to go from the stop, but it's worth it! Here awaits a large natural area where you can take a forest bath, hike and watch potholes. There are also many lakes and streams, including Stora Kroksjön in Ale municipality where sport fishing is conducted. Fishermen from all over Sweden and Europe come here to test their fishing luck. Around the lake there is a path and along it you will find four shelters with barbecue areas. The nature reserve consists of a total of nine areas of 613 hectares – here there is a lot to discover.
Photo: Jonas Termén/Ale municipality.
Kulturhuset Fregatten, Stenungsund
Stop: Stenungsund vårdcentral, then short walk.
Right by the water, Kulturhuset Fregatten looks out over the harbor in Stenungsund and the stately villas on Stenungsön opposite. In the culture house there is Molekylverkstan where knowledge-thirsty children and young people can make exciting experiments. For the adult visitor, the art gallery with exhibitions by local and international artists may attract more. There is also a library, cinema and a café that serves light lunches and coffee. Events and exhibitions are organized throughout the year, so the Frigate is well worth a visit regardless of the season.
Photo: Fredrik Åkerberg.
Sculpture in Pilane, Tjörn
Stop: Basteröd. From the stop, a walk of about a kilometer awaits. Follow the road towards Kyrkesund, then turn off at the Pilane sign.
Nature's own art gallery – this is how Sculpture is described in Pilane on Tjörn. From May to the end of September, you can stroll around and look at the cool artworks that are placed in the eight-hectare pasture landscape. Every season, new works are shown, but Anna, one of the world's largest sculptures that stands at the top of the mountain as a landmark, can be enjoyed all year round. There is also a burial ground from the Iron Age with about 90 ancient monuments. Bring your own coffee and have a picnic with a view of the sea and land.
Picture: Roger Borgelid/Westsweden.com.
Stop: Rörtången bryggan and change to ferry 326 or Rönnängs brygga and change to ferry 361.
Do you want to make a day trip to the archipelago? Then you should check out Dyrön. Here you can walk the five-kilometer long hiking trail that winds around the island. Stop along the way for a coffee break with breathtaking views of the Marstrand fjord and look out for the wild mouflon sheep that live on the island. If you want to get a warm end to your hike, you can pre-book the fire-heated sauna, which has been named Sweden's finest. It is located right next to the sea at the southern tip of Dyrön. On the island there are also a couple of cozy restaurants with varying opening hours throughout the year.
Photo: Katja Ragnstam/sodrabohuslan.com.
Bohus Fästning, Kungälv
Stop: Eriksdal. From there walk about 800 meters.
Today there is a peaceful atmosphere at Bohus Fortress, but the fact is that this place has an anything but peaceful history. For nearly 500 years, prisoners were incarcerated in the castle, which was then a dreaded prison, and since its foundation in 1308, 14 violent sieges have taken place here. Nowadays, the fortress is a popular destination and has been named one of the seven wonders of Västra Götaland. Bohus Fortress welcomes you to guided tours, archery and other exciting activities that suit both large and small.
Picture: Ronja Wigertz.
Coffee in Alingsås
Stop: Alingsås station.
For the sweet tooth, a trip to Sweden's coffee capital Alingsås is a must. Here you will find everything from award-winning patisseries and historic bakeries to hip hot spots where you can munch on cinnamon buns and princess cake. If it is difficult to choose a café, guided coffee walks are offered where you will be guided through the city to sample pastries from several different places. The café culture in Alingsås has emerged since the mid-1700s, when more and more women began working in the textile industry and had less time for bread baking. Lucky for us, who almost 300 years later get to enjoy what took off there and then.
Photo: Tina Stafren/Westsweden.com.
Nääs slott, Floda
Stop Lilla Nääs.
Short walk from the stop to the castle. Well-preserved 1800s environments, exhibitions, courses in handicrafts and crafts – and hobby horse riding. Nääs Castle offers varied experiences. Here you can stay in turn-of-the-century rooms or have a lunch in the castle's café and restaurant. You who have watched "Our time is now" will recognize you in the magnificent environments, Nääs Castle has been one of the filming locations for the popular SVT series. Nääs Castle Park is perhaps home to the world's first off-road course for hobby horses. Here, the avid hobby horse rider or beginner can practice his jumping technique all year round.
Photo: Jonas Ingman/Westsweden.com.
Stop: Teatergatan. Short walk from the bus stop. If you come by train, you hop off at Kungsbacka station and walk on foot about 800 meters.
The seasonal program is filled with everything from music to theater and standup – so there is something for everyone. If you want to take the opportunity to activate the body during your Kungsbacka visit, you are in luck. Two minutes walk from the theater is Kungsbacka's new bathhouse, where you can take a dip or gym of 1,000 square meters. Next to the bathhouse there is also a sports park with skating area, obstacle course, playground and much more fun.
Photo: Anna von Brömssen.
Råda Säteri, Härryda
Stop Råda Säteri. The stop is located right at the entrance to the area.
In Rådasjön's nature reserve there are both beautiful beech forests and Råda Manor, which dates back to the 1300s. With its own garden café, a crêperie and weekend-open shops, the manor is well suited for day trips. The nice surroundings around Råda Säteri invite you to a picnic. Settle down on the large lawns or find a secluded forest glade. A short distance away is Hästviken's bathing area to visit during the warmer seasons. Around Råda Säteri there are also several lovely walking paths, including through the beech forest out to the Labbera peninsula. Put on your most comfortable shoes and breathe in the stillness.
Photo: Anna Sigvardsson.
- Published 2022-11-21