ACTIVITIES

Here we list things to do at Hällesdalen, as well as tips on activities and attractions in the surroundings.

Activities on Hällesdalen

Wind shelter BBQ

Gather the gang in our newly built wind shelter overlooking the bay. Have a barbecue, bring your own coffee or just enjoy the view.

Please note that the barbecue may only be lit after approval from us. Conference / business guests can choose this activity as an option when booking.

Wood fired Hot Tub

All our houses have access to a private, wood-fired hot tub, at no extra cost.

We show you how to light it, or we can have it warm on arrival (or at another specific time) for a fee of SEK 500. For conference guests, this service is free of charge.

Please indicate when booking if you want the sauna to be warm on arrival or at another specific time.

Wood fired sauna boat

Regardless of which house you book, you will have access to our sauna boat at no extra cost. The sauna boat is in the water between April and September and has room for 7-8 people. Other months it can be used from land. We’ll show you how to light it, or we can make sure it’s warm when you arrive for a fee. Please indicate when booking if you want the sauna to be warm on arrival.

Wood fired sauna

If you book the house Annexet, you have access to a wood-burning sauna directly in the house, at no extra cost. We’ll show you how to light it, or we can make sure it’s warm when you arrive for a fee. Please indicate when booking if you want the sauna to be warm on arrival.

KAYAK & SUP

Take the opportunity to see the archipelago from its most beautiful side.

Kayaks and SUPs (paddle boards) are always included in the price, regardless of which house you book.

Please see our user guidelines (located at pickup place by the water) before using them.

Hiking trails

Bohuslän offers some of Sweden’s most beautiful hiking trails.
There are trails here for those who like seaside coastal landscapes, lake-rich forest areas or, most of all, want to enjoy walking close to the city with comfortable accommodation.

Visit Västsverige’s website in the link below for complete information about the various hiking trails.

Västsverige – Hiking trails

The Archipelago / Beaches

Smögen

The beach stroll at Smögen is one of Sweden’s most popular tourist destinations in summer. It is located along the southern side of Smögen’s old fishing port. The wooden promenade, which is approximately 1000 meters long, starts at the fish market in the eastern part of the harbor.

KÄRINGÖN

Käringön is a tiny island at the far end of the sea belt surrounded by salt and crystal clear water. There are therefore no cars, mopeds or bicycles and it is wonderful to visit the island all year round – perhaps best of all in the pre- and post-season.

Gullholmen & Härmanö

Gullholmen is one of the oldest fishing communities in Bohuslän, probably dating back to the 13th century.

It only takes about ten minutes to reach Gullholmen by ferry from Tuvesvik, on Orust.

Gullholmen offers a shallow beach, rocks, toilet & cafe.

Ramsvikslandet

Just west of Hunnebostrand is the nature reserve Ramsvikslandet – also known as the kingdom of the rocks! A hiking paradise through green coastal meadows and heather heaths, up on smooth-sanded pink rock outcrops created by the ice sheet and the unkind treatment of the West Sea.

Lysekil

Lysekil is a conurbation and central place in Lysekil municipality, in Bohuslän in Västra Götaland county. Located at the far end of Stågennäset, where Gullmarn and Åbyfjården meet, Lysekil has had a historically strong sea and fishing industry. The city is located in northern Bohuslän, and is one of the region’s larger urban areas.

Grundsund

The charming coastal pearl Grundsund is located in the farthest west of Skaftö, between Orust and Lysekil in central Bohuslän.

Fiskebäckskil

Fiskebäckskil är en tätort på ön Skaftö, på södra sidan av Gullmarsfjordens mynning, i Bohuslän. Nere vid kustkanten hittar du små sjöbodar vars öppningar vetter mot vattnet och längre upp på berget tornar ståtliga hus med glasverandor och balkonger som visar på sann snickarglädje.

Kungsviken

An idyllic little community with just under 100 inhabitants, at a convenient distance from Henån, offers cliffs, jetty, sun deck and jumping tower.

Ellös – Sörkilen

The small fishing community of Ellös is located on the west side of Orust.

Disabled-friendly swimming area. Shallow beach with rocks, jumping tower, trampoline, piers, toilet, shower, cafe, and kiosk.

Kyrkesund – Linneviken

Linneviken’s beach is located in Kyrkesund on Tjörn.

The pool is suitable for families with children as there is a long, shallow sandy beach.

The bath is partially accessible with a staircase.

Restaurants and Cafés
Musselbaren

A quarter of an hour from Hällesdalen, in the small community of Ljungskile, is the popular restaurant Musselbaren (“The Mussel bar”) located.

On benches by sturdy wooden tables, in the old Clocktower in Lyckorna, the mussel is the protagonist.

Bryggvingen

Restaurant & Fish Shop Bryggvingen is located right by the sea on the small island of Lyr in Orust’s southwestern archipelago. Popular for its good food, it may be a good idea to book well in advance.

Slussens Pensionat

The Swedish music hotel in the west is definitely worth a visit!

Live music throughout the summer. During the low season, you can see live music, stand-up or quizzes during the weekends!

Åstols Rökeri

Åstols Rökeri is a fish restaurant with its own smokehouse and shop sales. They also have live concerts all year round.

Salt & sill

At the far end of Tjörn’s west side, located on Klädesholmen, you will find Salt & Herring. A true archipelago gem shaped by passion for food and people.

Sundsby farm café

Beautifully located manor house on Tjörn with, among other things, a kitchen garden, walking paths and a nature playground for the children.

Excursion destinations for the whole family

LISEBERG

Scandinavia’s largest amusement park is located in Gothenburg, with rides and experience attractions, cuddly bunnies, food, drinks and entertainment.

Bohus fortress

A castle with 700 years of Nordic history! Fourteen times the fortress has been besieged but never conquered militarily!

Karlstens fortress

For over 300 years, the mighty guardian has protected the small wooden city below. A captivating experience and a memory for life.

Museum of Bohuslän

A living cultural center with a wide range of programs. Museet et is the second most visited regional museum in Sweden.

Arts, Crafts and Shops

Nordic Water colour museum

Located in scenic Skärhamn, this is an attraction that attracts tourists from all over the world.

Pilane

World famous sculpture from all corners of the world, 40 minutes from Hällesdalen, is definitely worth a visit.

Sestervik Art gallery

Glass art, painting and recurring exhibitions make this gallery well worth a visit for those interested in art.

Tavlebord rural shop

Tavlebord functions as a market hall where local producers themselves sell their food and handicrafts.

Orust Recycling

Orust Återbruk is located in the middle of Orust in the old Dairy in Vräland. Orust Återbruk accepts whole, fine and beautiful items such as building materials, furniture, furnishings and bicycles as well as useful fabrics. Find recycled goods, shop from all the island’s collective food producers, weave in their weaving shed, fix your bike, take a course or rent a venue!

Animals & Nature

Smögen Fishing tours

Book an archipelago tour, fishing trip or perhaps lobster safari or crayfish fishing with Smögens Fiske & Skärgårdsturer

Universeum

Learn about space, about science, or visit their marine underwater world.

Ocean House

Learn more about the Nordic marine flora and its animal species at Havets hus in Lysekil!

Nordic Arc

A classic excursion destination for the whole family, where you get to experience typical and endangered animal species from the north.