It’s Finally Here – The Lobster Premier!

The much anticipated lobster season starts on the first Monday after the 20th of September each year, this year it falls on Monday the 23rd, and keeps going until the end of April. On Monday, at the crack of dawn, the piers will be crowded as all lobster enthusiasts get ready for what is about to come. At 7 am sharp, the west coats’s waters will be full of eager fishermen and locals alike seeking the so-called ‘Black Gold’ from the depths of the deep blue waters. In West Sweden, the lobsters grow slowly in the cold and salty water, giving it a characteristic and succulent taste.


Freshly Caught Lobster! Photo: Fredrik Broman/

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Explore the Koster Islands by Foot

The Koster Ocean. Photo: Fredrik Broman

The Koster islands are about as far northwest on the Swedish west coast as you can get; a final frontier before the North Sea. They aren’t large, but the landscape here ranges from forested and agricultural to wild and craggy. The varied scenery makes for great gentle hiking and exploring. Koster and the surrounding waters were recently given national park status. Hiking trails have been cleared and marked out for those who want an easy way to explore nature off the gravel roads that make out the islands’ main arteries. Continue reading…