Green Travel Guide to West Sweden
Words by Rhiannon Batten.
Artwork for Green Traveller's Guides by Tina Smith and Mark Edwards.
Sustainable Holidays in West Sweden -
Foreword by the West Sweden Tourist Board
If you want to enjoy an exciting destination in a sustainable way we welcome you to explore
This region is a pioneer when it comes to green travelling and was the initiator of Swedish Welcome, which is a members organisation certifying accommodation and experiences. The certificate guarantees that the experience is professionally assessed from a guest perspective and enables confident choices for better experiences and sustainable development.
West Sweden has Swedish Welcome members offering a great variety of activities and accommodation. From lobster safaris and sea-kayaking along the Bohuslän coast, to castles, gardens and cosy B&B’s offering organic and local produce. Look for the smiling Swedish Welcome logo, symbolising good choices and happier guests!
Other symbols to look for when choosing accommodation are The Green Key and the Nordic Swan.
When you want to explore nature experiences have a look at the Swedish Ecotourism certified eco-activities called Nature's Best. Then, when you’re ready to savour the best local food, find your restaurant among “Taste of West Sweden”. All restaurants that are members of this scheme are working with the best local products. To travel throughout the whole of West Sweden you can plan your trip at Västtrafik (train, bus and tram).
Enjoy exploring West Sweden – the sustainable way.
What our writers discovered West Sweden
Stay, Eat, See & Do
Our pick of places across West Sweden
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Green = Places to stay; Blue = Places to eat; Yellow = Attractions; Purple = Activities
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