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Uddevalla is a city of 31,200 people (with a total of 52,800 in Uddevalla Municipality) in Bohuslän, on the west coast of Sweden. Uddevalla is a nice little town, with a river cutting through the city center. The town burnt down more than a few times in the 18th and 19th century, there are but a few old wooden buildings left. Most older buildings date from the beginning of the 20th century.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Express buses stop at Torp bus station, 7 km west of the city centre. Säfflebussen which runs between Berlin and Oslo and E6-expressen between Gothenburg and Oslo stops here.

By train[edit]

There are frequent train connections to Strömstad in the north, Trollhättan (Öxnered) in the east, and Göteborg due south.

By air[edit]

The closest airport Trollhättan, about 30 minutes away by car, has flights to Stockholm

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Västtrafik (English) handles the local traffic throughout the city.

By boat[edit]

During the summer, a regular boat line goes through the fjord, visiting various places.

By taxi[edit]

Uddevalla Taxi (Swedish) [dead link], the city's oldest taxi company. Reservations can be made by phone: +46 (0)522-144 00. The company is affiliated and co-owner of Taxi Väst AB, +46 (0)522-459 000. (Swedish)


  • The Shellbanks In Bräcke on the outskirts of Uddevalla the shellbanks are worth a visit. The shellbanks were formed around 10.000 to 11.000 years ago, by deposits of shells from millions of shellfish. In some places the layer is up to 20 meters thick. The shellbanks are the perfect environment for a variety of lime-loving plants.
  • Bohuslän Museum One of Sweden's most visited museums, exhibits feature Bohuslän’s changing history and the living conditions of its inhabitant
  • Tureborg The ruins of a medieval-styled castle, built 1899-1912 by Ture Malmgren, founder of Bohusläningen, a local newspaper. Were ravaged by fire in 1950, but the ruins still stands. The castle were filled with secret tunnels, which later were sealed.
    • Villa Elfkullen A large building with a very peculiar design, also built by Ture Malmgren. Open to the public on Sundays July - September. Like the castle, the building is filled with secret compartments.






Hostel by the sea in Gustafsberg
  • Unda camping - 451 94 Uddevalla - 0522-863 47 [1] [dead link] 400 spots, 6 cabins. Good beaches, a nearby nature reserve, several activities during the summer. Open the entire year.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Uddevalla
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