Swedish West Coast
by H Milan Winkelhock - 5 years ago
The “West Coast” as most locals refer to this area is one of the prettier in Sweden, especially if you leave the larger towns of Gothenburg and Malmo and stick to the coastline. Here the water and the weather is much warmer than further north due to winds from the sea and the Gulf Stream. There is more greenery along the coast and many beaches have lime stone formations resembling those of Ireland, just much smaller of course. There are plenty of hidden treasures that take some effort to be found, although local tourist bureaus are very helpful and there is plenty of public transport options if you cannot drive yourself. One example would be the town of Laholm which boasts a really pretty central square, a river walk and a church that is close to a thousand years old, not to mention the amazing salmon smoker down by the river that will serve you one of the best warm smoked salmons outside of Alaska.