If you are looking for the picture-perfect weekend getaway in Sweden, the colorful and charming coastal town of Lysekil is the perfect destination!
We drove our Volvo up the scenic west coast of Sweden and found ourselves at Strandflickorna, a turn-of-the-century hotel quietly nestled on the shore of the North Sea. I loved every minute of our stay here.
How cute is this little day bed in our sweet room?
If you book a night at Strandflickorna, be sure to request room 20… (They can push the beds together if you’re a couple! ;))
It has the best view in the house from it’s own huge private balcony!
There were chairs and a little table on our private deck, the perfect spot for reading, drinking coffee, and relaxation in paradise, with nothing but the sea and trees as your view.
After settling into the hotel, we walked down to the nearby harbor and took a short ferry ride over to the postcard-picturesque community of Fiskebäckskil (Fisk-ah-bok-sheil).
This lovely village by the sea is the perfect spot for spending an afternoon just walking and wandering, gawking at the beautiful homes, colorful boat houses and picture-perfect sea villas.
It was honestly one of the cutest neighborhoods I have ever seen.
How sweet is this little sunroom?? I would sit out here all day.
We wandered through the narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful homes while making our way up the trail to the windmill. Gorgeous views were everywhere we turned. Do you see the little anchor nestled on the rock in the left corner of the photo above? I can’t even with the cuteness of this town.
We climbed to the top of the hill…
And were rewarded with a sweeping view over the whole area, including the colorful homes Fiskebäckskil and looking back across the sea to Lysekil. That tiny tall point way off in the distance is the church steeple from the first photo in this post.
When it was time to say goodbye, we took the ferry back to Lysekil. The weather was perfect and we stayed out on the deck the entire ride, just taking in the beauty of the Swedish coast.
Fiskebäckskil is seriously one of the cutest and most colorful places I’ve ever been!
The ferry cruised past the beautiful church we saw in the distance. Love this architecture.
That afternoon we were in for another treat as we walked among the striking pink granite rocks in the beautiful nature reserve (Stångehvud) located right behind the Strandflickorna.
Trying The Best Swedish Food
Not only was the Strandflickorna a bed and breakfast, they also offered dinner in their gorgeous dining room. After a full day walking around the islands, it was so nice to be able to just come downstairs for dinner in this beautiful sun room.
You guys. I will never forget the focaccia they served at Strandflickorna in Lysekil, Sweden. This was honestly THE best focaccia I have ever had. I would hop on a plane back to Sweden right this instant for a piece of this bread. If you are planning a trip to Sweden, you MUST put this on your list!! :)
Dessert was fresh strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream.
After dinner we explored the courtyard behind the dining room. There were several little private areas of tables and chairs set up, surrounded by trees and rock walls, for quiet outdoor dining or relaxing.
The backyard of Strandflickorna has the best view in the whole town. There’s a short flight of stairs leading up to a overlook surrounded by a short, round rock wall. Sit at the table and chairs in your secluded tower and take in this view at sunset.
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