Excursions not included in the registration fee:

 

The Nordic Watercolor Museum , Skärhamn

The museum is an inspiring meeting place for art, nature and people, an arena for art based on water, pigment and paper.

Skärhamn is about 1h drive from Gothenburg
Entrance fees: Summer (May - September): adults 70 sek, under 25 free entrance.
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/50664/The-Nordic-Watercolour-Museum/

 

Vitlycke museum, Tanumshede 

Vitlycke museum is the information and knowledge centre of the World Heritage Tanum's rock carvings in North Bohuslän. There are exhibitions, a rebuilt Bronze Age Farm, slide shows, stores and cafés at the museum.

Tanumshede is about 1,5 h drive from Gothenburg
Entrance fees: Free entrance.
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/49993/Vitlycke-museum-Tanumshede/

 

Bohusläns museum in Uddevalla 

Here at the Bohusläns museum we have variety of programs, everything from lectures, music evenings, theme days and exciting exhibits that give you many reasons to return.
On the entrance floor you will find our temporary exhibitions and the Art Gallery of Contemporary Art and our "Båthall" with both traditional boats. On the upper level you can take advantage of our permanent exhibitions.

Uddevalla is about 1h from Gothenburg
Entrance fees: Free entrance
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/44290/Welcome-to-Bohuslan-museum-in-Uddevalla/

 

The Textile Museum of Sweden

Textile Museum of Sweden is just 30 minutes from Gothenburg and fittingly located at the Textile Fashion Center in Borås; a town with a long history of textile production. The permanent exhibition here is Textilchock, which imagines a world without textiles; the clothes you wear, the cloths, fabrics, fibres and materials that protect and decorate your home – fascinating and thought provoking at the same time.

http://www.vastsverige.com/en/b/67989/Textile-Museum-of-Sweden

 

Nordens Ark, Hunnebostrand

Nordens Ark is a private non-profit foundation dedicated at assisting in providing a future for endangered animals through; breeding programmes, reintroduction programmes, research and information. The Animal Sanctuary is open daily from 10.00 am

Nordens Ark is about 1,15 h from Gothenburg
Entrance fees: Adult 230 SEK Youth 5-17 year 90 SEK Children 0-4 year free of charge
A family pays for max 2 children
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/47665/Nordens-Ark/

 

Havets Hus, Lysekil

Havets Hus is a salt water aquarium where you can see around 100 different species from the GullmarFjord and the sea outside Lysekil.

Lysekil is about 1,5 h drive from Gothenburg
Entrance fees: Adult 110 SEK Senior/Student 100 SEK Children 5-17 60 SEK
Children younger than 5 years: free admittance
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/50352/Havets-Hus-in-Lysekil/

 

Borås Zoo

One of our newest attractions is our amazing brown bear enclosure were you can get close-up to a real Scandinavian brown bear!!
Borås Zoo was the first zoo in Sweden to show wild species in naturalistic environments, and multi-species environments. Our African savannah set an example in the world back in the 1960s and the 23 000 m2 savannah is still today one of the most beloved experiences among our visitors.

Borås is about 45 min drive from Gothenburg
Entrance fees: Adult 260 SEK Senior 230 SEK Children 4-14 170 SEK
Children younger than 4 years: free admittance
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/44328/Boras-Zoo/

 

Cycling in the world’s most beautiful archipelago…

Discover the island of Skaftö by bicycle
Take the bicycle and experience the island communities, Bohus granite and beech forest. You stay at "Strandflickornas" hostel & hotel in the centre of Lysekil, just by the sea.
Day 1: You arrive in Lysekil 08,00-10,00 am. After delivery of equipment you take the passenger ferry "Carl Wilhelmsson", which takes you over the fjord of Gullmaren to the picturesque village of Fiskebäckskil. Once over at Skaftö you head for the small village of Grundsund through the new cycle path. Then it's time for a visit to the nature reserve "Islandsberg" overlooking the small island of Gullholmen and notorious passage for seafarers. At this point it´s nice to take a picnic (sandwiches can be preordered) before you continue towards the nature reserve" Vägeröds valleys". You end your tour by taking the passanger ferry back to Lysekil. After returning the equipment and check in at the room, You can stroll around the nice small town Lysekil in the evening. Make your own dinner in our fully equipped kitchen or visit one of our nice restaurants.

Day 2: We recommend you to visit our neighbour Havets Hus, the aquarium before you go home.

Price : 1200sek for 2 adults. The package includes bike hire including helmet, map of the description and lodging. Cost for the boat trip is SEK 76:- extra per person round trip
You make the excursion by your self. If you wish to have a lokal guide the cost is 350 SEK /person (minimum 4 persons)
Book online on the link below:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/p/77143/Discover-the-island-of-Skafto-by-bicycle

 

Oyster and Mussel Adventure with a Scent of Seaweed and Freshly Cooked Mussels

The Oyster and Mussel Tour departs from Norra Hamnen (the North Harbour) in Lysekil. We travel on Signe, our locally built wooden boat from 1952, to the mussel farm where we show you how mussels are grown and harvested. We collect some mussels to cook and eat together later in the day, on a beautiful rock by the sea. Signe then takes us to one of the few oyster beds in Bohuslän. We pick oysters and learn more about this delicacy at a very special and unique place in Bohuslän. Right underneath the boat is where the famous and exclusive oysters Ostrea Edulis grow. We talk about everything connected to oysters, and offer the opportunity to try them. We stop off at Käringeholmen, where we cook our mussels and open the oysters, and enjoy them by the shore. After an unforgettable experience in an amazing environment, we take you back to Lysekil, accompanied by the relaxing sound of Signe's engine.

Lysekil is about 1,5 h drive from Gothenburg
Price: 3905sek for 2 persons. The package includes;* Oyster & mussel adventure
* Accommodation in our beautiful boutique hotel "Strandflickornas Havshotell"
* 3-course dinner (exkluding beverages)* Breakfast buffet
Book online on the link below:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/124376/Oyster-mussel-adventure-with-Strandflickorna-in-Lysekil/

 

Skärgårdsidyllen Kayaking & Ocean Adventures, Grebbestad & Koster, West Sweden

Guided tours 
We offer a variety of guided kayaktours, for both beginners and experienced paddlers.
The most popular tour is the Kayak Intro Tour, suitable for beginners and anyone that would like to practice the basics of paddling and get familiar with the magical world of kayaking.
We also offer Seaweed paddling, Gourmet paddling and much more.
Kayak rentals 
If you prefer self guided tours without a guide you can simply rent fully equipped kayaks with lifejackets and maps. We are happy to help you with the right equipment and suggest different routes and places to stay. At our maincenter in Grönemad, Grebbestad we are also testing center for Swedmount, when you rent kayaks from us you can test tents and sleeping bags for free. If you prefer to paddle one way and return/collect the kayak outside our kayakcenters, please let us know and we will help you with the transport by request. Book now, using our online booking form or give us a call/email and we will be more than happy to arrange a memorable visit.

Paddle Paradise in Bohuslän
Bohuslän is the world's seventh most beautiful wilderness area according to the TV company CNN's list in 2013."If you have ever fantasized about gliding silently through the water on a kayak, camping on deserted beaches/islands, enjoying the midnight sun, spotting seals and soaking up the spirit of the sea, you will find no shortage of experiences here." writes CNN about the archipelago of western Sweden. Welcome to contact us and we will help you out with your booking! Grebbestad is about 1,5h drive from Gothenburg

Price: 750 sek per person, the price includes lifejacked and fully equiped kayak

Book online here: http://www.skargardsidyllen.se/en/book-kayak/

http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/172923/Skargardsidyllen-Kayaking-Ocean-Adventures-Grebbestad-Koster-West-Sweden/

 

Kvarnen i Hyssna - The Mill Guesthouse

Once the village smithy, now a luxury hotel with an environmental approach. The guesthouse is in an ideal setting on the banks of the River Surtan with its surging waterfall and peaceful and idyllic surroundings with a rambling trail alongside and salmon trout swimming in the river.

The hotel is made from frame-sawn timber with Swedish wood types dominating throughout. 19th century Old Wood has been reused for the interior furnishings and all the lighting is LED. We use geothermal and solar energy to heat our water.

Our guesthouse boasts eight luxury single/double rooms, offering the possibility of up to 16 beds. Combine your stay with a spa, cycling, rambling on the Hyssna trail, golf and fishing packages, or one of our music attractions in the summer.

Kvarnen in Hyssna is about 35 min drive from Gothenburg
Price: 1195sek for 2 persons 1 night include breakfast.
Book online on below link:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/products/93270/Kvarnen-i-Hyssna-The-Mill-Guesthouse/

 

You can find more about sights in West Sweden here:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/

You can find more family breaks in West Sweden here:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/Articles/Packages-and-Holiday-ideas/Holiday-ideas---Family-breaks/

You can find more cycling package here:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/packages/cycling-packages/

You can find more museums to visit:
http://www.vastsverige.com/en/things-to-do/top-10---museums/

You can find more outdoor activities here:

http://www.vastsverige.com/en/nature-experiences/

You can find more about gourmet experiences here:

http://www.vastsverige.com/en/packages/gourmet-packages/