Holidays in Västergötland, with lots to offer! Visit lovely Gothenburg, enjoy fantastic nature or discover exciting places filled with memories from our Swedish history.

Holidays in Västergötland

Gothenburg has a lot to offer if you want to enjoy a city weekend. If you prefer nature, you can experience everything from fishing to deep forests with dramatic rock formations.

In Västergötland you will also find a lot of Swedish history. Here you can travel in the footsteps of Arn and experience places like Varnhem Abbey Church and Gudhem Abbey Ruin. There are also many other exciting cities, such as Trollhättan, Vänersborg and Borås.

Tips for your holiday in Västergötland

Semester i Västergötland

16 things to do in Västergötland

Discover Gothenburg, check out the locks on the Trollhätte Canal or visit historical sights? Here you will find tips for activities and experiences during your holiday in Västergötland.

Good to know before your holiday in Västergötland

Here you will find information and things that are good to know before your holiday in Västergötland.

Accommodation in Västergötland

  • Hotels, cottages and hostels: There are many different types of accommodation around Västergötland. For example, you can find tips on West Sweden website.
  • Camping and caravanning sites: There are plenty of good campsites and pitches. Please note that it can get crowded during the high season, and it is sometimes advisable to book in advance. Read more about campsites and caravan parks in Västergötland here.
  • Free camping: It is possible to motorhome during your holiday in Västergötland, as long as you follow the laws and local regulations.

Food and drink in Västergötland

  • Regional courts: Pork sausage with stewed beans, pork fillet with chanterelle and kohlrabi sauce or elk fillet with cinnamon and blackcurrant sauce and root vegetable cake.
  • Delicacies: Try Wrånebäck cheese and cheese from Falköping.
  • Desserts: Kalvdans (raw milk pancake)
  • Drinks: Herrljunga cider

Activities in Västergötland

  • Nature: Hiking, cycling, golf and fishing
  • Culture: Art museums, street art and galleries
  • History: Castles, fortresses, museums, churches, monastery ruins, homesteads and canals with locks
  • For children: Swimming, camping, Skara sommarland and much more.

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