South of Göteborg, the leading port in Sweden, sandy beaches dominate the landscape, while in the north, the province of Bohuslän is rather more wild with irregular granite coasts, islands and reefs. Several traditional fishing villages flank the coast and the large islands are often covered with forest, although some are farmed. The islands which are furthest away have remained wild and are home to seals.
The very jagged south-west coast is home to many fjords: deep inlets leading into the hinterland© Hakan Hjort / age fotostock
Also in the south are long beaches covered with fine sand and featuring wild, sloping dunes.© Hans Bjurling / age fotostock