Experience the west coast of Sweden and Fredrikstad & Oslo in Norway
Continue your coastal adventure via Marstrand, Smögen, Fjällbacka and Fredrikstad to Oslo:
1. MARSTRAND (46 KM FROM GOTHENBURG)
The coastal town of Marstrand is only 45 minutes north of Gothenburg and reached by ferry. It is spread over the two islands of Koön and Marstrandsön. Marstrand’s main attraction is the mighty Carlstens Fortress, dating from the mid-17th century and it is a haven for sailing and swimming. Experience beautiful scenery, quaint neighbourhoods and fascinating history.
2. SMÖGEN (123 KM FROM MARSTRAND)
Smögen is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish west coast. It is well known for its long, wooden pier (about 600 m) filled with shops in old fishing huts, which are frequented by a multitude of tourists during the summer. Smögen is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Swedish west coast, well known for its fish, prawns and other seafood, and one of Sweden's few fish markets is located here. There is also an extensive nightlife scene, with many bars, clubs and concert venues open during the summer.
3. FJÄLLBACKA (38 KM FROM SMÖGEN)
Fjällbacka is the setting for the murder mysteries of Camilla Läckberg and Ingrid Bergman called it her paradise on earth. It is a small fishing village in Tanum and takes its name from the large rock mountain that characterizes the village. Fjällbacka is located approximately 150 km from Gothenburg, 165 km from Oslo and 520 km from Stockholm.
SLEEP AT VILLA EVALOTTA
Right in the heart of Fjällbacka is Villa Evalotta, which offers accommodation in a variety of offerings, ranging from single rooms to apartments. They have two buildings, Villa Evalotta and Villa Gården (old rectory).
4. FREDRIKSTAD (95 KM FROM FJÄLLBACKA)
The Old town in Fredrikstad is one of the best preserved fortified towns in the Nordic region. It was founded in 1567 by King Frederik II and features water-filled moats and high ramparts. The Hvaler islands are located just outside Fredrikstad and a popular holiday destination.
5. OSLO (90 KM FROM FREDRIKSTAD)
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century.
SLEEP AT OSLO CENTRAL STATION APARTMENTS
Welcome to Oslo Central Station Apartments. Their flats and rooms are centrally located and just a short walk from the main streets, Oslo Central Station / bus terminal and with most attractions in the city center within walking distance. All their apartments and rooms are fully furnished and equipped with everything you need.
SLEEP AT SMARTHOTEL OSLO
Smarthotel Oslo is a state of the art budget hotel opened in mid-summer of 2013. With its central location, Smarthotel Oslo is easily accessible from the National Theatre station; only a few minutes walk away. Within walking distance you’ll also find the Royal Palace, National Assembly, the quays of Aker Brygge, the Opera House and the Vigeland Sculpture park. Oslo’s main shopping street Karl Johans gate is just around the corner.
PLAY AT BRIM EXPLORER
Brim is an old Norwegian word for 'breaking wave'. Similar as a wave breaks the constant, Brim Explorer is trying to change the way you experience the ocean. Onboard Brim and Bard, their guests will experience minimal noise and minimal pollution and will be able to get close nature above and below the water. Their ships have comfort and plenty of space. Brim Explorer offers boat tours in Oslo, to Loften Island and Tromsø. Whether you want to relax on the deck after a long week at work, take the morning yoga at sea or taste the local cuisine, a quiet boat trip with Brim is a green alternative on the blue fjord.
PLAY AT NORDIC PADDLING
Nordic Paddling was formed in 2019 by seasoned paddlers and outdoor professionals. Nordic Paddling is a company specialising in multi-day trips. With their base in Oslo, they offer guided trips and courses in sea kayaking and canoeing in Norway and Sweden. The kayak allows you to get to places no one else can, and get closer to animals as you silently glide over the surface. All of their guides are highly experienced paddlers and educated in the outdoor industry (minimum full 1 year) which ensures your safety.
PLAY AT OURWAY TOURS
OURWAY offers tours in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Experience Scandinavia with them. Meet the people, try the food, live the stories.
PLAY AT THE OSLO TOUR
The Oslo Tour is a group of people that aims to give you a local experience through Norwegian culture and gastronomy. Their tours are run by local experienced guides.There are very few walking tours in Oslo and even fewer are dedicated to uncovering what Oslo is famous for — an endless delight for food lovers. Started by passionate Oslo foodies,their mission is to take hungry souls from around the world on a quest for the best local food that Oslo has to offer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to September
HOW TO GET AROUND: Rent a car