Thru the Lens: Archipelago of Gothenburg

The Archipelago of Gothenburg lies just off the coast of the city. The southern section is easily accessible by ferry and is included in the city’s mass transport system, Vastraffik, meaning that you can reach the islands on a single fare (Kr24 or US$3.7). And in a country as expensive as Sweden, that’s definitely a bonus! The ferries don’t run all that regularly so be sure to plan your trip on the Vastraffik website before you go. And more importantly, find out when the last ferry back is. Otherwise you’ll be stranded!

The islands and the scenery are what people come for. You can also go swimming or for short nature walks on some of the bigger islands like Styrso. And even though I’m not a fan of sailing, the best way to explore the islands is by boat. But if you’re like me and don’t own a boat in Sweden, you’ll just have to make due with the ferry 🙂

Looking back at Salthomen

Looking back towards the port of Gothenburg

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Talk about isolation. A heap of rock with one house on it!

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A fine day for sailing.

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Blues skies and clear water. It’s not normal Swedish weather but I’ll take it!

A quiet spot in the archipelago.

A quiet spot in the archipelago.

Swedish people like to dress nicely, even to play in the park.

Swedish people like to dress nicely, even to play in the park.

Sailboats weave through the archipelago around Styrso island.

Sailboats weave through the archipelago around Styrso island.

Have you been to the archipelago? Which island is your favourite?

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