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The picturesque village of Fjällbacka in Sweden

Fjällbacka is a picturesque coastal town with 812 inhabitants in western Sweden, less than a 1.5-hour drive from the beautiful city of Gothenburg. The small seaside village belongs to the municipality of Tanum, in the province of Västra Götalands län. Fjällbacka has become enormously popular among tourists in recent years.

This picturesque fishing village has a lot of atmosphere. The wooden houses, the water and the beautiful mountain Vetteberget make Fjällbacka a popular tourist village in Sweden. The popularity is partly due to writer Camilla Läckberg and her books that take place in the vicinity of this fishing village. Many tourists come to this popular, idyllic village every year. What makes it so touristy? What is there to do in Fjällbacka? Are there special routes around the most important places in the books of Camilla Läckberg? Where can I spend the night in Fjällbacka? What are the best sights? Read all about the picturesque town of Fjällbacka in Sweden here.

The view of the old part of the fishing village is characterized by the colorful wooden houses, the noise of the lively harbor and the 74 meter high, impressive and steep mountain Vetteberget.
The view of the old part of the fishing village is characterized by the colorful wooden houses, the noise of the lively harbor and the 74 meter high, impressive and steep mountain Vetteberget.

What to do in Fjällbacka?

In the beautiful village of Fjällbacka there is plenty to do.

  • If you look around you, you immediately see the Vetteberget. From the top of the mountain you have a beautiful view of the city and all the islands around it. Vetteberget is divided into two parts: Stora (large) and Lilla (small). Between Groot Vetteberget and Klein Vetteberget is the Kungsklyftan gorge. This gorge has huge pieces of rock sandwiched like a roof.
  • Fjällbacka has a beautiful, cozy harbor where you can walk through. It is very busy in the harbor, especially in the summer. On the terraces around the harbor you can relax and enjoy a nice drink. Take a fishing boat from the harbor and catch your own fish or lobster that you can eat later that day!
  • From Fjällbacka it is possible to kayak along seals and other marine animals, an unforgettable experience
  • Walk through the beautiful nature in the surroundings of this picturesque village.
Walk through the Kungsklyftan gorge and take the wooden stairs that will take you all the way to the top of Mount Vetteberget. A fantastic view of Fjällbacka, the shaving coast and the interior awaits you there.
Walk through the Kungsklyftan gorge and take the wooden stairs that will take you all the way to the top of Mount Vetteberget. A fantastic view of Fjällbacka, the shaving coast and the interior awaits you there.

Stay the night in Fjällbacka

You can spend the night in Fjällbacka at different locations. There are holiday homes, apartments, bed and breakfasts and hotels in Fjällbacka in all price ranges. From cheap hostels or a cheap youth hostel to a luxury suite in a chic hotel. Please note that it is a tourist village. Certainly in high season it is busy and several hotels in Fjällbacka are full. Plan your overnight stay on time, or consider reserving an overnight stay in the area.

During the summer months you can go on a lobster safari with local fishermen. Catching, preparing and (naturally) eating you all do it yourself.

Prefer camping? Camping Fjälbacka is approximately 1 kilometer outside of Fjällbacka. You can go to this campsite with the tent as well as with a caravan or camper. The campsite is located on the Bohuslän Coast, where you can swim in the sea! In addition to a large camping field, the campsite also rents out cottages where you can spend the night.

Fjällbacka is a very picturesque harbor town, perfect for taking beautiful pictures.
Fjällbacka is a very picturesque harbor town, perfect for taking beautiful pictures.

Boat trip to the islands of Väderöarna

During a boat trip to the Väderöarna archipelago you will enjoy all the splendor that the shaving coast has to offer. Once you have arrived in the harbor near the hotel / restaurant Väderöarna Värdhus you can explore the unique surroundings via a mapped out walk. Ask for the way to Lotsutkiken, a watchtower where you can look very far in good weather.

The Swedish west coast of Bohuslän is Sweden’s favorite holiday destination, and that is not surprising.

Satisfy your appetite with an excellent lunch or dinner prepared on site and with local ingredients in Väderöarna Värdhus. You can visit this bald island group by boat all year round and Väderöarna Värdshus is also open all year round. At the end of the day you choose to take the boat back to Fjällbacka or Hamburgsund or maybe you book a room in the hotel to spend the night on this island on the Swedish west coast.

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