Quality Resort & Spa Stromstad
Stromstad, 452 20
Phone: (46) 526 303 00
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Kallbadhus is a huge bathing house that is frequented by several tourists as well as locals to the enjoy its cold waters. Promising a rejuvenating experience, the bath house offers two saunas, a hot and cold shower and several other facilities that help to unwind after a tiring routine. Located right across the sea, the bath house offers panoramic views of the region.
Considered as one of the sunniest beaches of the region, Capri is frequented by tourists as well as locals for a rejuvenating sunbath. Offering breathtaking views of the sea, the beach is a favorite destination for those in search of tranquilty and solace. If you are one of those who hate crowded places, then do head to the beach.
Blomsholm is a popular tourist area that houses several ancient monuments that date back from the Stone age to the Middle ages. Blomsholm is home to a grandiose manor, several grave sites and a mansion that boasts of its architectural brilliance. Besides reiterating the history of these monumental sites, Blomsholm also plays host to several local events and exhibitions that display these prehistoric relics and recite the tale of the place.
Dating back to the 12th century, the Skee Church is a beautiful monument that boasts of an architectural brilliance. Adorned with granite blocks, this medieval church is beautified with classy interiors and an enticing altarpiece. Apart from appreciating the edifice's decor, visitors also come here to participate in the religious activities conducted here. Call ahead to know more.
The villages and towns located near the Swedish-Norwegian border have witnessed several wars in the past. They are home to a number of historical sites and monuments; Dynekilen being one of them. It is a fjord that served as a battleground for the naval war of 1716, fought between the Norwegians and the Swedes. Tourists, researchers and students of history come here from all over the world to explore this historical site.
Kosterhavet National Park is Sweden's first marine park that is lies in between the Koster Islands. From the time it has opened doors in 2009, the park has been attracting hordes of visitors. The main reason for the park's popularity is the plethora of marine species that it nurtures. At the park, tourists get to explore nearly 6000 species out of which 200 can be found only in Sweden. If you love to explore life under water, then do head to the national park.
Strömstad municipality is the westernmost of Sweden's administrative areas and sits directly on the Norwegian border. An underdeveloped area of Sweden, the region features much natural beauty as well as some hidden man-made gems tucked away in its forests and fjords, such as Alaska, the former estate of a conceptual artist who modeled her ideal home on the wilds of that other northern wilderness, and the village of Krokstrand, a village tucked into a breathtaking fjord that is home to a yearly world music festival.
Basically a marine national park, Ytre Hvaler National Park boasts one of the largest coral reefs of Europe. It is composed of islands which can be easily accessed from Frederikstad and Hvaler. The park offers a memorable glimpse of untouched nature and provides opportunities for kayaking, fishing and hiking. One can also enjoy an overnight stay at the campsite.
Nestled in dense wolf-land, the Ørsjøen is a popular lake in Norway. It is mostly frequented by adventure-seeking kayakers. The lake can be accessed from the villages of Kornsjø and Prestebakke. Be careful, however, of the wolves who have been known to hunt vociferously along its shores.
Fredriksten Fortress was built in 1643-45 and was the first defensive building in Halden. It was built to defend Norway's border with Sweden. A visit to the fortress, with its well preserved buildings and bastions, almost brings you back in time. The grounds also contain a restaurant and several museums. You are welcome to bring your own picnic. It is free to visit the fortress itself; the museum has an entrance fee.
Femsjøen is a popular lake in the country where one can enjoy a leisurely round of boating. With housing facilities and cabins around the lake, it is a frequent stop for holiday-makers. The deep lake has many islands and is known for its fishing opportunities and plenty of other outdoor activities.
History and archeology buffs will enjoy a trip to the Rock Carvings in Tanum. Just a few kilometres away from the town of Tanumshede, the rock carvings offer a unique insight into the socio-cultural, economic and religious life of pre-historic man during the Bronze Age in Europe. The carvings can be dated as far back as 1800 BC. These fascinating petroglyphs have been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1994. The works depict scenes from daily life, warfare and religion. These carvings were painstakingly etched into the rock by scratching, pecking and grinding. Trips and excursions can be organized from the Rock Carving Museum at Vitlycke.