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Gothenburg & The West

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,470 pp incl. flights


Short description

An eight-day summer self-drive along Sweden's scenic west coast


  • Explore the canals, parks and botanical gardens of Gothenburg, one of Scandinavia’s most attractive cities
  • Visit Villa Sjotorp and charming Fjallbacka, the latter a long-time favourite of legendary Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman
  • Spend two nights at Bjertorp Slott, an elegant art nouveau manor house, renowned for its excellent seasonal dining and superb golf course

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Gothenburg
  • 1 Night Villa Sjotorp
  • 2 Nights Fjällbacka
  • 2 Nights Bjertorp Castle


Recommended for:
City | History & culture | Natural world | Self-drive | Summer

This fly-drive holiday takes in western Sweden’s most scenic routes, exploring its rich local history and tempting regional cuisine. It all begins with two nights in the heart of Gothenburg, staying at a brand-new hotel with all the city’s sights on your doorstep. Pick up a transport pass to make the most of your stay as you hop between eclectic neighbourhoods, local restaurants and the natural delights of the city’s archipelago and forest surrounds. You’ll then move up the coast to stay at three elegant hotels, each known for its outstanding service, gourmet food and traditional country house charm.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Gothenburg

Fly to Gothenburg and transfer to the Clarion Hotel Draken, a brand new, centrally located hotel offering where movie-themed rooms reflect the location's history as a cinema, while rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and a stunning rooftop restaurant show off magnificent city views. Located in the heart of the city, you'll also be within walking distance of the station, the Opera House and many of Gothenburg’s best shops and restaurants. Take a boat trip along the canals, explore the city's excellent museums – the Universeum is a must – and browse through the arts and crafts shops in the old city. Gothenburg's citizens enjoy 175 square metres each of green space, so be sure to visit some of the city's beautiful parks and botanical gardens, which in turn lead to a vast region of forests and lakes. Throughout the warmer months, the nearby archipelago is a delight.

Stay: Clarion Hotel Draken (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 3
Villa Sjotorp

Drive north along Sweden's scenic West Coast to Villa Sjotorp, a charming country hotel in an area sprinkled with old fishing villages and rocky outcrops. Your accommodation tonight will be at Villa Sjotorp, a quaint hotel with just 10 rooms, decorated in a traditional Swedish country style. It has an excellent reputation for its award-winning food, which is served on a covered terrace overlooking the nearby bay.

Stay: Villa Sjotorp, Ljungskile (Superior)

Meals: B D

Days 4-5

Continue north to Fjallbacka, a long-time favourite of legendary Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. A charming fishing village with narrow cobbled lanes, boutique shops, bustling cafes and some of the region's best seafood restaurants, it offers the chance to enjoy a genuine slice of Swedish coastal life.

Stay: Bryggen Hotel Fjallbacka (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 6-7
Bjertorp Slott

Drive to Bjertorp Slott, just 110 km north of Gothenburg. Spend two nights at this elegant art-nouveau manor house, where you'll enjoy seasonal gourmet dining and one of the region's best golf courses. When you're not making the most of the hotel facilities, head to the nearby Saab Museum in Trollhattan and the pretty locks and rapids of the Gota Alv River.

Stay: Bjertorp Slott (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 8

Your adventures in west Sweden come to an end. Drive back to Gothenburg's international airport in time for your onward flight to the UK.

More time?

There are few better ways to explore the landscapes of rural Sweden than by taking a cruise along the 19th century Gota Canal, which stretches from Gothenburg to Stockholm via an interconnecting series of canals, rivers and lakes.

Meals: B


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

8-day tailor-made self-drive
from £1,470 pp incl. flights



from £1,470 pp. incl. flights

Peak dates

from £1,980 pp. incl. flights

Package includes:

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Gothenburg incl. baggage.
  • 2 nights at the Clarion Hotel Draken, Gothenburg in a standard room on a B&B basis
  • Car hire (Group B) for 5 days incl unlimited mileage and CDW
  • 1 night at Villa Sjotorp on a half-board basis
  • 2 nights at Bryggen Hotel in Fjallbacka on a B&B basis
  • 2 nights at Bjertorp Castle on a half-board basis

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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