Marstrand is a seaside place situated in the west coastline of Sweden. A few hours away from Oslo, is one of my favourite places.
“Sailing and boat adventures, kayaking, fishing, seal excursions, swimming and fantastic hiking trails. If shopping is your vice, Marstrand is filled with wonderful shops and boutiques, many very unique to the Island. Looming over the town is Carlstens Fästning, a fortress constructed in the 1660s after the Swedish takeover of Bohuslän; later building work was completed by convicts sentenced to hard labour. There are smashing archipelago views from the top of its round tower; you can also explore the secret tunnel and in the prison cells learn the story of Lasse Maja, a cross-dressing thief.” (source: official webpage of Marstrand )
Last weekend found us in this archipelago paradise to enjoy good company, grilled food, a harbour filled with all kinds of boats, cosy homes along with car-free streets, stunning views, boat rides, sun, swim and salty waters.
“On Marstrand, visitors can find both nightlife and quiet tranquillity depending on when they choose to go. Its cosy block, tiny alleys and nooks, the dominating fortress and ocean views at every turn, stir strong emotions. The jetties of Sweden’s largest guest marina are filled to the brim with boats of all sizes and Match Cup makes Marstrand the sailing capital of Sweden.”(source: official webpage of Marstrand )