Southwestern Sweden

The island of Vrångö is the southernmost of the islands that are inhabited year-round. The ferry docks at Mittvik, on the east side; it's about a 10-minute walk to the west coast, where there's a good swimming beach. The northern and southern ends of the island are part of an extensive nature reserve laced with walking trails. There's a good cafe as well as a fish smokery near the ferry dock.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Southwestern Sweden attractions

1. Styrsö

2.78 MILES

In the central part of the archipelago, Styrsö has two village centres (Bratten and Tången, both with ferry terminals). Bratten was a herring processing…

2. Vinga

7.63 MILES

Tiny Vinga has an impressive rocky landscape and good swimming, and has been home to a lighthouse since the 17th century. The writer, composer and painter…

3. Nya Älvsborgs Fästning

8.11 MILES

At the mouth of the Göta älv, squat red Elfsborgs Fortress was built in the 17th century to keep out the marauding Danes and saw action again in the early…

4. Volvo Museum

8.72 MILES

Pay homage to one of Sweden’s enduring icons at the Volvo Museum, which contains everything from the company’s debut vehicle to its most experimental…

5. Röda Sten Konsthall

9.21 MILES

Occupying a defunct power station beside Älvsborgs bridge, Röda Sten Konsthall's four floors serve up edgy, contemporary exhibitions showcasing both…

6. Klippan Precinct

9.37 MILES

Once a bustle of industry (with glassworks, foundries, breweries and salting houses) the Klippan precinct has been revamped into a rather fetching…

7. Slottsskogsparken

9.85 MILES

Slottsskogsparken is an enormous park featuring dozens of walking trails and kid magnets Barnens Zoo and Djurgårdarna, an animal park with farm animals,…

8. Botaniska Trädgården

9.89 MILES

Sweden’s largest botanical garden breathes easy with around 16,000 plant species. Look for outdoor sculptures, and check online for special events and…