Havets Hus


Havets Hus is an excellent aquarium with sea life from Gullmarn, Sweden’s only true fjord, which cuts past Lysekil. Peer at such cold-water beauties as wolffish, lumpsuckers, anglerfish, cranky-looking flatfish, rays, and ethereal jellyfish; watch a magnified shark's embryo grow; walk through an underwater tunnel; and learn about the pirate history of the area.

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Nearby Bohuslän attractions

1. Stångehuvud Nature Reserve

0.62 MILES

Out at the tip of the Stångenäs peninsula, the Stångehuvud Nature Reserve, crammed with coastal rock slab, is worth a stop for its secluded bathing spots…

2. Fiskebäckskil


Passenger/cyclist-only ferry 847 (25kr) crosses the Gullmarn fjord roughly hourly to Fiskebäckskil, of the cute cobbled streets and wood-clad houses. The…

3. Hållö

9.03 MILES

This small, rocky, windswept island is home to a historic lighthouse and a number of bird species. Its otherworldly landscape is great for photographers,…

4. Smögen Fish Auction

9.43 MILES

Fishing boats unload their catches of prawns, lobsters and fish at the Smögen harbour. You can score some über-fresh shellfish if you get to the small…

5. Käringön

11.27 MILES

This picture-perfect island boasts plenty of good swimming holes, some complete with floats and trampolines for the enjoyment of those frolicking in the…

6. Nordens Ark

12.03 MILES

Snow leopards, wolves and lynxes prowl Nordens Ark, a well-conceived safari park 12km northeast of Smögen. It shows off animals and plants from countries…

7. Nordiska Akvarellmuseet

19.86 MILES

Skärhamn is home to the superb Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, a sleek waterside building housing exhibits by the likes of Arne Isacsson, whose watercolors…

8. Herring Museum

22.82 MILES

The tiny herring museum ('Sillebua') delves into the history of the island's canneries, salt houses and fishing industry, which peaked around 1750. It…