See and Do
Read about all that you can see and do while visiting Villa Sjötorp. Don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.
FOR THE KIDS
Is situated close to Hunnebostrand, 51 km from Villa Sjötorp. Here you can find some of the Northern hemisphere region’s endangered wildlife: mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. www.nordensark.se
is located 45 km from Villa Sjötorp. It offers over a hundred fascinating species of marine life – from the small-spotted catshark to the dead man’s fingers. All species that are native to, or temporarily visit the North Sea. www.havetshus.lysekil.se
Scandinavia’s largest Science Centre, located in Gothenburg. At the Universeum you can be shown everything from the depths of the ocean to the warm humidity of the rainforest to the endless infinity of outer space. You can also challenge your super smart brains, solve criminal mind twisting cases. www.universeum.se
Liseberg – Amusement Park
Is situated in Gothenburg, 65 km south of Villa Sjötorp. Liseberg is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, with roller-coasters, rides and a wide range of similar attractions as well as an array of musical performances. www.liseberg.se
Nordic Watercolour Museum is situated on Tjörn island, 46 km from Villa Sjötorp. On exhibit at the Museum are the works of contemporary and classical watercolourists. The Museum offers a rich variety of cultural activities. www.akvarellmuseet.org
lies on Tjōrn island, 46 km from Villa Sjötorp. Sweden’s most beautifully Iron age burial grounds in a setting of ancient cultural landscape with traces of the Stone Age. It offers an incredible combined experience of nature and art, with large sculptures by known artists. Amid the visitors, sheep can be seen grazing peacefully. www.pilane.org
Is located in Uddevalla, 24 km from Villa Sjötorp. This is a regional museum that documents, preserves and provides a narrative of Bohuslän’s natural and cultural heritage. The building by the harbour also houses an art gallery. www.bohuslansmuseum.se
Shell banks (Skalbankarna)
east of Uddevalla are some huge and very unique shell banks which were formed about 11000 years ago when the inland ice melted. At that time conditions were suited to life in water which is why there are these banks composed of the remains of different species of crustaceans.
Rock carvings at Vitlycke (Hällristningarna) ‘
Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Tanum, 69 km from Villa Sjötorp. Here you will find exhibitions, a reconstructed Bronze Age farm and slideshows. Vitlycke stone slab extends over 22 m and is one of the nation’s largest. It is also probably the world’s most famous individual set of rock carvings. http://www.vitlyckemuseum.se/
Walking and hiking
In the area around Villa Sjötorp offers excellent opportunities. They can last anywhere between 15 minutes to 2 hours in the well known Norra Fjället. Our scrumptious picnic baskets (chicken salad, cheese sandwiches, cider, fruit, tea/coffee and a bit of chocolate will see you though.The hills situated about 7 km east of Ljungskile are forested and interspersed with picturesque lakes and hiking trails.
The Bohuslän archipelago runs almost 280 kilometers up Sweden’s west coast and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. CNN Travel ranks it the seventh most beautiful natural wilderness area in the world. Check out the ferry lines and our route suggestions and go island hopping in Bohuslän.
From Uddevalla’s South Harbour are reminiscent of bygone days ferrying passengers up and down the Bohus coast. M/S Gustafsberg anchors daily except for Saturdays at Lyckorn, situated one kilometre from Villa Sjötorp from 2nd July to 19th August. Timetables can be accessed via the link below. We would gladly send you off with our delicious picnic. www.skargardsbatarna.com
Canoes, rowing boats, bicycles
Are available for rent as well as one small rowboat and life jackets to fit all sizes.