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Lysekil

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Lysekil is a city in the costal province of Bohuslän. It's a picturesque coastal town and a major tourist destination during the Swedish summer period from June to the end of August.



Understand[edit]

Lysekil started as a small fishing village and evolved during 19th century to include a well visited health spa. At 1903 Lysekil became a city with all its privileges.

Get in[edit]

By Car There are two different routs in to Lysekil: by road 162 or road 161 and the road ferry (No charge). By Boat It is possible to arrive by boat with a bicycle from Skaftö with the boat Carl Wilhelmsson operated by Västtrafik. By Bus There is a lot of buses arriving to Lysekil all operated by Västtrafik. The express bus from Gothenburg has the number 841 taking about 2 hours.

Get around[edit]

A part of the town is one way streets and a pig part have a speed limit of 30 km/h. So the best way to get around is by foot or bicycle due to the short distances. There is also a bus circulating the city operated by Västtrafik.

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Harry the tug
  • Havets Hus (The house of the sea)

A aquarium showing the marine life of the west coast in about 40 different tanks ranging from 70 liter to 140 000 liters of volume. [1]

  • Tändkulemotornsdag (Hot bulb engines day) - Take place every third Saturday in August. It is a gathering showing old hot bulb engines and a exhibition of engines produced in Lysekil. The day also offers a boat ride on M/S Harry, a tugboat build 1887 with a locally produced hot bulb engine. The gathering is located in the norther harbor at the old factory. The entrance fee for adults are 50 kr and children 15 kr (2014)
  • Vikarvets museum - A museum showing the history of the local stonemasonry and fishery. The old building surrounding the museum gives a view of life as it was, with the oldest house dating back to the 18th century. The entrance fee for adults are 20 kr and children enter for free (2014).
  • Lysekil Women's Match - Match cup racing with the largest pool of price money for women in the world. A yearly event in the beginning of August which gathers some the best teams to compete. to learn more see http://lysekilwomensmatch.se/.

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Diving[edit]

The Gullmarsfjord that is southern body water surrounding Lysekil is known for its good diving opportunities.

Scuba diving[edit]

Since the Gullmarsfjord show the same marine life at 20m that normally is visible at 60m outside the fjord, it is understandable that this area offers good diving. There is plenty of dive sites inside the fjord as well as on the numerous island at the mouth of the fjord. It is possible to rent equipment, guides and boat trips at Dive team. If you have your own equipment Team Paulsen is an alternative, with both boat trips and sleeping arrangement.

Free diving[edit]

The area around Lysekil is a common free diving area hosting for example the Nordic Deep competition.

Kayaking[edit]

Rent a kayak, take a guided trip in the archipelago or a course to learn how to handle the kayak at Nautopp. Another company that offers kayaking experiences is http://kajakcykelklattring.wordpress.com/, they have a family approach with the motto "det viktiga är att njuta, stressa av och ha det bra tillsammans" which translates to "The important thing is to enjoy, relax and have a good time together".

Climbing[edit]

Rock climbing around Lysekil is a popular sport, there are many good places to climb in the area. http://kajakcykelklattring.wordpress.com/ offers climbing for families inside the town as well as outside.

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Hotels[edit]

http://www.strandflickorna.se/

http://grandhotellysekil.se/

http://www.hotellysekil.se/

Camping[edit]

Camping inside the site limits are not allowed but there are three camping sites close by.

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