The west of Sweden


Sunset Serenade: Best of the West & Sunshine Coast

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    Holiday Duration

    13 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    June - September

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    Price From

    £2475 per person

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    Wild Rating

    2 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Experience a stay at Sweden’s first floating hotel, Salt & Sill, situated in Bohuslän, before driving south along West Sweden’s coastal route, into Skåne, known as the sunshine province. Find golden beaches, relaxed green countryside rich with small farms, and a glorious ecological farm hotel, tucked away in nature but within a cycle ride or short drive from the beach and Skåne’s historical towns which pepper the coastline.


The western Coast of Sweden
The Bohuslän Coast

Day 1 | Arrive in Sweden and Kládesholmen

Arrive at Gothenburg Airport by air from the UK. Collect your hire car from the airport and head northwest towards the beautiful Bohuslän Coast and the island of Klädesholmen. Here you will find Sweden’s first floating hotel, Salt & Sill, your home for the next six nights.

The Marstrand's fortress

Day 2 | Island Adventures and Coastal Exploration

Explore Marstrand's fortress and ancient buildings, perfect for swimming and sailing. Discover picturesque Smögen with its charming seafront wooden houses and bustling quay, Smögenbryggan.

The Kosterhavet

Day 3 | Discover the Coastal Wonders

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Kosterhavet, Sweden's first marine national park. Experience the wonders of the Koster Sea and Islands, from captivating wildlife to stunning coastal landscapes.


Day 4 | Explore the Charming Fjellbäcka

Uncover the allure of Fjellbäcka, a village renowned as the home of actress Ingrid Bergman and the inspiration for Nordic Noir books. Delight in visits to the Nordic Watercolour Museum and the captivating Pilane Sculpture Park.

Kayaking in the west coast of Sweden

Day 5 | Embark on a Kayaking Adventure

Venture into the coastal splendor with an exhilarating kayak experience. Choose between independent exploration or join a guided tour from Salt & Sill, immersing yourself in the serenity, wild swimming, and the thrill of discovery. 

Bohuslan sightseeing

Day 6 | Blissful Coastal Picnic Retreat

Savor a blissful retreat as you enjoy a remote picnic along the enchanting coastline. Indulge in wild swimming, revel in the tranquility, and relish the ultimate "escape from it all" feeling amidst the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Skåne in the south of Sweden

Day 7 | Drive to Vellinge in Skåne

Time to leave the peace and tranquillity of Klädesholmen and head south towards Skåne, Sweden’s sunshine coast. Skåne is well known for its food scene, with a very  good collection of culinary artisans offering a range of experiences from simple cafes with home-baked bread and cakes, restaurants specialising in locally sourced fish and meat, to vineyards offering wine tours and tastings. Your hotel is a gorgeous manor house and ecology farm, where organic food and nature-based emersion go hand-in-hand. 

The coastal town of Ystad

Day 8 | Discovering Ystad's Coastal Charm

Immerse yourself in the picturesque coastal town of Ystad. Stroll through the medieval center, browse handicraft shops, and soak up the ambiance. Consider taking a guided Wallander tour and enjoy a relaxing picnic on the beach.

The harbour of Skåne

Day 9 | Exploring Nature and Scenic Delights

Embark on a journey to experience the stunning nature and scenic landscapes of Skåne. Take leisurely walks or cycling rides, relishing in the beauty that surrounds you. Marvel at Ystad's harbor and marina, capturing the essence of this coastal gem.

Beach huts in Skåne

Day 10 | Coastal Relaxation and Organic Delights

Indulge in a day of relaxation and leisure at your hotel. Explore the wonderful organic farm shop and café within the grounds, savoring the farm-to-table delights. Enjoy lazy days "on the ranch," embracing the tranquility of your surroundings. 

Skåne in the south of Sweden

Day 11 | Coastal Adventures and Maritime Exploration

Embark on coastal adventures, discovering the maritime treasures of Skåne. Engage in water activities, visit charming seaside villages, and immerse yourself in the coastal lifestyle. Uncover the hidden gems that await along the shores.

The Malmö bridge

Day 12 | Farewell to Skåne's Coastal Bliss

Bid farewell to Skåne's coastal paradise. Drive to Malmö and explore the architectural landmark - The Turning Torso building - located in Western Harbour, the completely carbon neutral quarter which overlooks the Öresund Bridge which connects Sweden to Denmark and the city of Copenhagen. Take the train across the bridge to wonderful Copenhagen. Your character hotel is right on the waterfront, close to Amalienborg Palace and colourful Nyhavn, with its boats, pavement cafes and restaurants.

The Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen

Day 13 | Explore Copenhagen

Enjoy a full day exploring what this thriving city has to offer. The city's good looks are also intrinsically linked to the famed Danish flair for design, with its industrial-chic bars, striking Black Diamond Library, Opera House and Design museum, and, of course, beautiful Tivoli Gardens -  all waiting to be explored. To appease your appetite are a wide variety of cafes and restaurants to choose between, whether you're looking for gourmet food or strolling around the central food market.

The west of Sweden

Day 14 | Homeward bound

Enjoy a lazy breakfast at your hotel, with time to explore further, before taking the airport train to Copenhagen Airport for your return flight home.

Where will I rest my head?

What's included

  • Eleven-days car hire with pick-up in Gothenburg Airport and drop-off in Malmö 
  • Six nights at Salt & Sill on Kládesholmen 
  • Five nights at Ängavallen in Vellinge 
  • Two nights at 71 Nyhavn in Copenhagen 
  • Private transfer from 71 Nyhavn in Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport
  • Öresund Bridge train from Malmö Central to Copenhagen C Railway Stations

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double or a twin room at Salt & Sill in West Sweden, Angavallen in southern Sweden, 71 Nyhavn in Denmark. 

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Our Sweden team would love to start planning your best of the west and sunshine coast getaway.