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Strömstad is a city in Bohuslän on the west coast of Sweden, close to the Norwegian border. While only home of 6000 people, it is for historical reasons often referred to as a city. Strömstad is a fishing town and a popular holiday destination. In the fish shops along the quayside you can eat fresh shrimp and fish. In the area, there are a number of prehistoric monuments, among which stone rings, stone ships, rock carvings, burial mounds, etc.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Timeekspressen has 6 daily departures to Oslo, leaving on top of the hour, every two hours between 8 and 16. Swebusexpress buses also stops here on their Göteborg - Oslo route.

By train[edit]

There is about 4-5 daily departures to Göteborg by Västtrafik. In the summer the Swedish Railways (SJ) runs a X2000 express train to Stockholm twice a day.

By ferry[edit]

There are several ferry's every day across the outflow of the Oslo fjord to Sandefjord in Norway with a Color line ferry. The previous connection to Langesund was discontinued in December 2008.

By plane[edit]

The nearest airports are:

  • Oslo Gardermoen, Norway. Around 170 km distance. Major international airport.
  • Trollhättan Vänersborg, Sweden. Around 120 km distance. Small domestic airport.
  • Göteborg Landvetter, Sweden. Around 180 km distance. Medium size international airport.

Get around[edit]


The inner city is small, so walking is recommended. Västtrafik organises local buses.


  • Blomsholm. Iron age museum area
  • Koster Islands. Boats depart at 1 Ångbåtskajen.







Go next[edit]

Routes through Strömstad
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