A remote and isolated fishing village on the western coast of Sweden, Fjallbacka gained notoriety as the location of more than one popular murder mystery novel. While fans of these novels have been making the journey here since the stories were first made famous, the local Swedish visitors to this beautiful area know that it’s not all about the stories. Its history, culture and even its people make this a destination worth exploring. Come with Island Trader Vacations and learn more about this under the radar Swedish fishing town.
While it is true that there is much more than just the books which make this small coastal town a great place to visit, you won’t want to miss the book tours. Themed tours take you to the many sights made popular in the books beginning with the hardware store, the King’s Gorge and the neighboring islands as well. In addition, tours take you back in history as well helping you to learn more about the regions rich history including its fishing history as well as Ingrid Bergman and other parts of its history.
For those unfamiliar with the stories, this should not keep you from visiting. A lovely and historic fishing village, great food, stunning views, amazing boat trips, nature reserves and thousands of fish and animal species provide days of other great ways to relax and enjoy this much more “down to earth” Swedish destination for travel.
Natural areas and historic sites represent some of the most popular sites in the area most notably the area known as the Tanum World Heritage Area. These areas offer not just beauty but a look into the archaic history of the area as well beginning with ancient messages carved in rocks which date back more than 3,000 years to the Bronze Age. Ships, sleighs, people, animals and life in general can all be see on this amazing rocks which have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their importance to the world.
Further history of the area can be found at the popular Vitlycke Museum. Bringing to life the Rock Carvings for which the region is known, this is just the beginning of what you can learn here. Other artifacts and even living history displays help to further understand this part of history as well.
Relaxing is easy here as well. From golfing along the beautiful coast to dances, events, spas and bike rentals, you can easily find a way to forget about the stress of life and be transported to a time and place where the fast pace of life can slow down providing you the opportunity to just enjoy life.
Rustic and beautiful, welcoming and accommodating, western Sweden, specifically the town of Fjällbacka can help you do just that. Relax and enjoy the beauty of this part of the world, its history and all the other amazing things it has to offer you.