Together for a sustainable outdoor life in the archipelago

Welcome to a sustainable and memorable experience in the wild, beautiful nature of Bohuslän, West Sweden

Between Gothenburg and the Norwegian border, the district of Bohuslän, West Sweden stretch out. Here you meet a harsh landscape with over 8,000 islands, where the granite shifts from pink to black. A salty coastline that offers protected conditions between islands and skerries and more exposed areas with open water. As the seasons change, the colours of the ocean, the light from the sky and the coastal landscape’s population do as well. The migratory birds come in the spring, the seals move further out in the summer and occasional visitors such as porpoises, dolphins and whales have been seen. Bohuslän is known as one of the world’s last wilderness areas, according the international news agency CNN who has listed Bohuslän on the top 10 list, amongst others. The archipelago of Bohuslän invites you to come visit a sensitive nature with high natural values.

The non-profit association Hållbar Skärgård (Sustainable Archipelago) wants to make it easy for you to stay in the archipelago. From September to June those who gets out in the archipelago have a great chance to get an island by yourself and during the high summer weeks we are many who get together in the archipelago. This means that there will be a great pressure on the sensitive nature for a short and concentrated period. This is the reason why the project Sustainable Archipelago, where we work for sustainable footprints in harmony with nature, has started. The goal of the association is to nurture and preserve the unique nature and its ecosystems throughout the area. Some ways to do this work are to build solar panel driven toilets in the archipelago, where we connect the coastal communities from the ocean and to share the knowledge of, among other things, the Swedish right of public access to the nature and a code of conduct who applies to everyone visiting the area.

Warmly welcome to support our work and spread information about the association and the information you find here.

Tent sites

Hållbar Skärgård (Sustainable Archipelago) is a non-profit association that wants to help you take part of the Swedish right of public access to nature in a sustainable way, ie in harmony with nature. To camp on an island is a unique opportunity that does not exist in so many other places in the world …

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Right of public access

“Not disturb, not destroy” is the essence of the Swedish right of public access. The wonderful Swedish nature is open to all of us. We can enjoy land, ocean and islands with lovely scents from flowers and seaweed. Listening to birdsongs and experiencing flowering meadows. Hearing the ocean and the silence that spreads towards the horizon….

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Code of conduct

The non-profit association Hållbar Skärgård (Sustainable Archipelago) wants to give you the opportunity to enjoy outdoor life in harmony with nature and invest in solar panel driven outdoor toilets on inaccessible islands, except for those who come with kayaks, paddle boards and smaller boats …

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