Unique well-preserved fishing village with a picturesque canal
At the far west end of the Bohuslän archipelago is Grundsund on the outer island of Skaftö - a well-preserved still active fishing village with bundles of charm. Here, boathouses and small houses are crowded along the cliffs, around the quay and the harbor canal. It takes about 45 minutes from Uddevalla to get to Grundsund and the sea. Grundsund's canal bridge is one of western Sweden's most hotspot to photograph from. The bridge is only 25 meters from Hotell Villa Lönndal.
Popular photo hotspot, Grundsund's canal bridge.
At the far west end of the island of Skaftö and Sweden The charming coastal fishing village Grundsund is located furthest west on Skaftö, between Orust and Lysekil in central Bohuslän. The long, narrow fishing village is divided by a canal that separates Skaftö from the small island of Ösö. Along the canal are picturesque boathouses and piers from different eras. The village is home to many active professional fishermen and you can buy fresh fish, shrimp and crabs directly from the boats or from the local fish store Krögens, opposite Hotel Villa Lönndal. At the easter quay, a new promenade following the sea shore north has been laid out as long wooden bridges to form a unique hiking trail.
- South of Grundsund, Skaftö's southernmost headland is - Islandsberg. The area is barren, almost treeless, heather-covered and the further out you go towards the headland, the wind freshens up. From there you have a magnificent view over the archipelago.
- At the easter quay, a new promenade following the sea shore north has been laid out as long wooden bridges to form a unique hiking trail.
- Grundsund is home to several professional fishermen and you can buy fresh fish, shrimp and crabs directly from the boats or from the local fish store Krögens, opposite Hotel Villa Lönndal.
Restaurants in Grundsund Grundsund has three restaurants, all of which are of very high quality. Our own restaurant Krögens is located opposite the hotel and is the local choice with a menu inspired by the sea delicacies well put together by Tony, the chef and owner. Tony's stir-fries and sauces are well known locally. The canal is flanked by two high-class restaurants. With a fantastic location near the eastern quay at the harbor entrance to Grundsund is the restaurant Pelles rökerioverlooking the North Sea. On the other side in the middle of the west quay is Smultron & Tång in the old captain's house with a view of the old canal boathouses sunbathing in the evening sun. During the summer months, there is a lot of pressure on Grundsund's restaurants. Book a table in time to avoid disappointed.
In Grundsund you will find three high quality restaurants, Krögens, Pelles Rökeri and Smultron & Tång.
Historically important fishing village Grundsund's history consists above all of the heyday of fishing. For a long time, the town was a significant fishing village and shiping community. The successful herring period in the 18th century contributed to the development of society, and when other similar fishing villages in the late 19th century were transformed into seaside resorts for society, Grundsund instead remained primarily a fishing community. During the First World War, the canal that divides the town into two parts, east and west, was dug manually, so that fishing boats and schooners could pass through and have a larger protected harbor. Even today, fishing is an important industry, but visitors also come here to swim, eat good food and experience the archipelago on foot, by bike, kayak or by boat.
Slideshow. Take a walk in spring around Grundsund
Spring and warmer weather have come to Grundsund and Skaftö. Join a picture walk along the canal's west side. Click on one of the images to enlarge. All images are free to share and distribute without restrictions.