Sustainable Archipelago is a non-profit association that cherish sustainable outdoor life in harmony with nature. Within this map, we work with bringing together and developing information from existing maps and materials. A great help in the work has been Jens Marklund and his tent maps of the West Swedish coast, Bohuslän. If you find a position that is not correct or if you have information that you would like to add to the map please contact us. Together we will make the map and the experience better.

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Wild camping – suggestion of suitable places to camp in the wild based on the booklet tenting in Bohuslän.

Fresh water, shower & sauna – places where you will find fresh water, shower and perhaps even a sauna

Toilets – public toilets and long drops

Kayak rental – companies that offer kayak rental, courses and guided tours

Kayak parking – places where you can leave your kayak while spending time in the village enjoying restaurants, grocery stores etc

Car parking – places where you can leave your car while out kayaking

Kayak launch and boat ramps – suitable places to launch your kayak or boat with trailer.

Garbage & Recycling – Just like the title indicated garbage and recycling stations

Kayak friendly accommodation – accommodation that offers places to store your kayak locked during your stay and places where kajakers are welcomed.

Warnings – important information for all of us spending time in the archipelago.

Groceries & services – from Bovallstrand to the noreweigan border

Bovallstrand
There is a grocery shop and in summer also a guest harbor and a restaurant.

Gerlesborg
Here you will find Gerlesborg Konstskola (Art School) with a restaurant and accommodation (where of one is kayak friendly) open to the public.

Hamburgsund
The village hosts a grocery store, fish mongers, postal and banking services, a pizzeria and accommodation. The ferry to Väderöarna island leaves from here all year around (please note that capacity is limited to 12 passengers – so pre-booking is recommended). During the summer months even more seasonal restaurants are open, as well as a café, a bakery, a gelateria, accommodation, guest harbor, tourist information and kayak rental.

Fjällbacka
Here you will find a grocery store, a fish mongers, a post office, an ATM/cash point, a health center and restaurants. You can book the ferry to Väderöarna all year round (please note that capacity is limited to12 passengers– so pre-booking is recommended). During the summer months you will find even more seasonal restaurants, as well as cafés, bakeries, ice cream kiosks. There is also a guest harbor, a tourist information, kayak friendly accommodation and kayak rental.

Väderöarna
The island hosts a kayak friendly accommodation that remains open all year round, as well as a beautiful natural harbor. PLEASE NOTE that large parts of Väderöarna are bird and seal protection areas, so please check carefully where you can paddle and go by boat.

Grebbestad
Here you can find grocery stores, fish mongers, postal and banking services, a pharmacy, liquor store, several restaurants, kayak friendly accommodation, a café with a bakery, microbrewery, pottery and a tourist information. In summer you will find even more restaurants, as well as a gelateria, guest harbor and a kayak business.

Grönemad
Kayak activities and kayak-friendly accommodation available all year around. During the summer months kayak rental and a small harbor with basic services are open.

Havstenssund
Here is one of Sweden’s oldest marine trade. During the summer months you will find a guest harbor and a Deli.

Resö
There is a grocery store and in summer a guest harbor, restaurant and kayak friendly accommodation.

Rossö
The village hosts a general store and “entrance Rossö”, one of the entrances to Kosterhavet’s National Park, with a cafe and restaurant that is open daily during the summer and on weekends during most of the winter. A guest harbor and kayak rental s available during the summer months.

Strömstad
You will find grocery stores, fish mongers, bank, postal service, a health center, a pharmacy, a liquour store, several restaurants, cafés, bakeries, indoor swimming pool, kallbadhus i.e cold bath house (a oceanfront public institution with sauna and ladders into the ocean for taking dips in the cold water), kayak friendly accommodation, a harbor and a tourist information. During the summer months the guest harbor has extended services.

Sydkoster
There is an all year around grocery store. Restaurants are open daily during the summer and on weekends during the winter. You will find even more seasonal restaurants, a smokehouse, harbor, bicycle rentals, kayak-friendly accommodation and three kayak rentals during the summer months. The main entrance to Kosterhavet’s National Park is located here and is open all year round.

Nordkoster
In summer there is a grocery store, kayak friendly accommodation and restaurants.

Reservations
Pre-booking is highly recommended for campsites/hotels/B&B etc, especially during high season (July-August). Please refer to each venue’s website for more details.

Opening hours
Please visit www.oppetitanum.se for business opening hours in Hamburgsund, Fjällbacka and Grebbestad.

Public transport
www.vasttrafik.se/en

Ferry to & from Koster
www.kostermarin.se/English.php

Ferry to & from Väderöarna
www.vaderoarna.com/en/the-weather-islands/going-to-the-island