Strömstad - Do & See
Strömstad has a pleasant town centre that offers interesting views and a congenial town life. The friendly small town atmosphere is mixed with a more cosmopolitan spirit. Naturally, many of the activities are concentrated around experiences on or under the water.
Soft, warm rocks and beaches of fine sand. Here comes few activities on sea:
Nearby island for swimming, only 10 minutes by boat from the harbour. The wooden boat Birgit faithfully chugs along, taking residents of Strömstad and tourists to the jetty on Furholmen. Sandy beachs, rocks, jetty and diving tower. Pleasant restaurant.
Below Laholmen Hotel, there is an open-air bath built in traditional style and it offers both swimming and sunbathing right in the middle of the town.
Verdant pine woods encircle a beach of white sand and the scene for magical sunsets.
This nature reserve is located 15 km southwest of town and offers sandy beaches and rocks. From here, you can wade over to the nudist beach at Kattholmen.
The Koster Islands
There are an abundance of beautiful places here. Björnsängen, in North Koster, offers a dizzying natural experience. Kilesand on South Koster is also worth a visit.
The Engine Sheds
Within walking distance you will discover a small sandy beach with a jetty and bathing huts. Walk 5 minutes south from where the Color Line ferry docks.
Large sandy beach 6 km northwest of Strömstad. There are also rocks to swim from.
Experiences In The Archipelago
Lobster fishing, kayak paddling, seal safari, diving for oysters, yes – the list can be as long as you like. Join an excursion or charter a boat/sea taxi for your own adventures!
Experience fishing, seal safari and boat charters.
Activities In Strömstad
Adventure activities in the form of kayaking, sports boats, boat trips and sea taxi.
Strömstad Boat Charter
Fishing, Ursholmen lighthouse, seal safari, Alaska and boat charter.
Learn to dive at the Diving Centre in Strömstad.
The Bay And The Town Centre
Don’t miss Strömstad’s oldest district with cobbled streets and genuine wooden buildings opposite the railway station. Strömstad’s flagship and most notable building is the Town Hall. The architect Cavalli-Holmgren built this church-like Art Nouveau building in 1915 using symbolic numbers to create amusing room layouts. Korpeberget provides a fine outlook over both the town and the archipelago.
The Svinesund Bridges
The new Svinesund Bridges were completed in 2005, just right for the centenary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden. The design and construction of the beautifully shaped arched bridge that connects Sweden and Norway has received a lot of attention. A wonderful view over the fjord and about 25 km from Strömstad.
Get a sense of history on Blomsholm with Sweden’s second largest ship tumulus, Iron Age graves and stone circles.
Bohuslän seaweed bathing, chocolate massage and many other relaxing treatments at the Crusellska Hostel and Strömstad’s public baths.
The Crusellska Hostel
Strömstad’s Public Baths
Modern bathing and gym facility at South Harbour.