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Experience the pristine beauty of Sweden's lesser explored West Coast, where wild and wonderful nature meets ancient culture, Michelin starred restaurants and miles of rugged coastline.
Arrive in Gothenburg where you will be collected and transported to your yacht by private chauffeur. Once you have met your wonderful crew and settled in, take the opportunity to head out and discover the delights of Gothenburg.
A relatively small city with a compact centre, it is easy to walk around and take in the sights on foot. Home to a vibrant culture with a varied selection of theatres, museums and an opera house, there is much to discover.
The city’s restaurant scene is outstanding, with several Michelin-starred restaurants calling Gothenburg home, such as bhoga and Koka. Dine in opulence, or if you prefer something more relaxed there are a number of popular neighbourhood eateries serving traditional cuisine in low-key settings.
Shopping in Gothenburg is also a firm favourite with visitors, discover a mix of fashion, boutique and department stores. Alternatively, if you wish to spend your time relaxing there are multiple spas in the area. Upper House spa is highly recommended, with its glass-bottomed swimming pool on the 25th floor.
Awake refreshed after your first night on board in Strömstad after making the voyage in the evening or overnight.
This seaside village is surrounded by phenomenal scenery, previously belonging to Norway until 1658, it features iconic wooden red houses along the water’s edge.
After breakfast on board prepare for a day filled with outdoor adventure in the archipelago. Swim in the sea, go snorkelling, there is a special snorkel trail at Rörvik shore, and for nature lovers a must visit is the Kosterhavet National Park – well known for its rich animal and plant life. There are over 6,000 known species above the water’s surface and another 6,000 to be found below.
This is the perfect environment to make use of your onboard watersports equipment, paddleboard and kayak until your heart’s content.
In the late afternoon head back ashore to Strömstad where you can find a great range of shops, as well as many restaurants and cafés to suit all tastes. Be sure to sample some fresh prawns while you are here, they are a regional delicacy.
Wake this morning and begin the journey south towards Mollösund, characterised by four landmarks – the lighthouse, the old lady, the church and the windmill – all of which have become popular tourist attractions.
The scenery along the way is spectacular, make the most of it by navigating some of the surrounding narrow passages by tender. You will then navigate through the Sotenas Channel, passing Smogen before arriving at Mollösund.
The coastal village of Mollösund lies on the south-west tip of Orust. What used to be one of the most important Bohuslän fishing centres is now a popular resort for everyone looking to escape from the stress of everyday life. Enjoy some great seafood and prepare to be overwhelmed by awe inspiring seascapes.
Easily reach the amazing island of Käringön via the yacht’s tender. It is home to the Karingo Oyster Bar, where you can enjoy exquisite European flat oysters and drink champagne in the wood stove-heated hot tub while you watch the oysters being collected.
For the foodies among us Käringön is also the home of the most famous restaurant in the west coast archipelago, Peterson’s Krog, serving Swedish dishes with a modern touch.
Today you will discover the most popular resort on the west Swedish coastline where the archipelago ends and the open sea starts – Marstrand. A haven for sailing and swimming, with picturesque neighbourhoods with a fascinating history and car-free streets.
Spend the morning kayaking, swimming or fishing, looking out for seals along the way. If shopping is your vice, Marstrand is filled with wonderful shops and boutiques, many unique to the island.
Guarding over the town is Carlstens Fästning, a stone fortress constructed in the 1660s after the Swedish takeover of Bohuslän; later the building work was completed by convicts sentenced to hard labour. Climb to the top of the tower for spectacular views of the archipelago, you can also explore the secret tunnel and prison cells.
The story of inmate Lasse Maja, a cross-dressing thief, is particularly interesting. Other exciting attractions include the S.S. Silla, the world’s fastest floating sauna, capable of speeds up to 15 knots. The 11.9 x 6.5 metre large building is made of lightweight fibreglass and secured to a catamaran platform.
In the evening dine on board or seek out some traditional Swedish cuisine at Salt & Sill which provides mesmerising sea views with window seats and outdoor tables. For a true taste of Sweden opt for the ‘Herring Plate’ accompanied by a glass of Aquavit.
Wake this morning and enjoy another breakfast with jaw-dropping views as you continue your passage south, passing a mile-long strip of white sand beaches renowned as the spa areas of Sweden – Varberg Falkenberg and Tylösand.
Once you have arrived in Båstad, the Hovs Hallar Nature Reserve is only a short distance away. The rocky scenery is a popular tourist destination and inspired famous filmmakers. It was the setting for Ingmar Bergman’s opening scene of The Seventh Seal, where the knight plays chess against Death.
The impressive rocky landscape was created when magma forced its way up through the bedrock. It is the steepest part of the Bjare peninsula where you can explore ancient caves, boulder, hike, swim, snorkel and make use of the yacht's watersports equipment. Look out for seals and a wide range of seabirds including auks, shearwaters, skuas, storm petrels, kittiwakes, fulmars and gannets.
After a day filled with adventure choose to dine on board or alternatively visit the Hovs Hallar restaurant where you can enjoy a meal made from locally sourced produce with more exceptional sea views.
Today you will continue your journey south to Malmo, if there are any golf enthusiasts among the party a stop by the beautiful island of Hven can be arranged where you can find a ninehole golf course set amongst serene villages and sandy beaches.
Anchor in Malmö, where Sweden joins hands with Denmark. Sweden’s third largest city, this formerly industrial area has now reinvented itself and presents a rich, dynamic culture, born of its multicultural people.
Explore the cobbled streets where old meets new by foot or by bicycle, discovering galleries, museums, artisan food markets, designer stores and multiple Michelin-starred restaurants along the way. Vollmers is a must-visit for any serious foodies, with two Michelin stars prepare for a serious gastronomical journey into Scanian cuisine. Reservations need to be made well in advance.
Add in some history on your visit to this modern city with a trip to Malmö Castle, a 16th-century fortress built by King Christian III of Denmark. The castle hosts fascinating nature, history and art exhibits.
On your last full day you will cross the Øresund strait, leaving Sweden behind for Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen, one of the happiest cities in the world.
The city is considered a benchmark for sustainable living, with more people opting to cycle than drive resulting in a much cleaner and eco friendly environment. It is home to a thriving art scene with numerous galleries to visit, as well as museums and historic monuments.
Café culture is also synonymous with Copenhagen, take time to enjoy a cup in one of the many fine options along the canals, or purchase one to go as you take a stroll around Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks which opened in 1843.
For the final evening meal of your charter Copenhagen offers yet more Michelin-starred eateries. If you prefer something more casual there are numerous wonderful options to choose from, but if you wish to see out your trip with a Michelin star or two both Noma and Geranium boast three Michelin stars each, a culinary accolade which is sure to leave a lasting impression on your mind and taste buds.
Disembark in Copenhagen