Nothing had quite prepared me for just how beautiful West Sweden was going to be. For the first night on my recent trip we stayed at the beautiful traditional fishing village of Fiskebäckskil, situated on the coast, looking across to islands, with a ferry constantly running back and forth serving the outlying communities. The village comprises of pretty wooden houses, on cobbled streets, tumbling down towards the sea. Typically the houses are 3 stories tall with basements; in the summers past many families would move into their basement allowing tourists to stay in the house. Even on a rainy, grey morning it was breathtakingly pretty.
We stayed at the new and modern Gullmarsstrand Hotel (and conference centre) and seawater sap, situated at the water’s edge (the dining room and some of the meeting rooms are over the water. The hotel is ultra modern, and decked out in beautiful Scandinavian design, sleek chairs, tables and sofas in the public areas all of which I would gladly give house (or flat) room too. The bedrooms are small, possibly even sparse, but comfortable, with good showers and plenty of hot water, in reality you are not going to be spending much time in them.
The food was amazing, light, local, mainly from the sea and amazingly fresh with lots of vegetables and herbs and has Taste of West Sweden certification.
The stars were my local sirloin served with cauliflower purée and crisps, and a grilled cod with samphire and mussels. All highly recommended.
Fuss Free Flavours travelled to West Sweden with the West Sweden Tourist board. All opinions are our own.