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Bohuslän is a province in Götaland, bordering Dalsland to the north-east, Västergötland to the south-east, and Norway to the north.

Sverigekarta-Landskap Bohuslän.svg



Bohuslän is the only Swedish province facing the open sea, as well as the southern outpost of the Norwegian fjord landscape.

The province belonged to Norway (which, in turn, was a Danish dominion) until the 17th century.

Get in

By car: The E6 road is the backbone. To reach other places select a suitable numbered road from the map to connect from E6. Between Uddevalla and Lysekil, the road 161, which contains a ferry (free of charge) is preferred.

Public transport in Bohuslän is organized by Västtrafik. There are local trains going from Gothenburg to Stenungsund, Uddevalla, Munkedal, Tanum and Strömstad. The other destinations are reached by bus either directly from Gothenburg or from a train staition. Search the Västtrafik site for connections. There are also bus connections from Oslo to Strömstad.

From the Landvetter and Gothenburg City airports, the airport bus to Gothenburg (going directly from the airport building) and then train is preferred.

Tickets for Västtrafik can be bought by credit card on board, but not for buses in Gothenburg. Pressbyrån and some other shops sell tickets. The airport bus need special tickets which are bought with credit card on board. Read the Gothenburg entry for more ticket details.

Get around

Inside the municipalities there are buses. All are organized by Västtrafik. The city and village centres are small so walking might be a good option.

Some islands are reached by public boats.


Rock carvings, Tanum


Fishing and swimming.


Not surprisingly, Bohuslän is famous for seafood.


Stay safe

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Norway is near.

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