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Lysekil

Lysekil is situated on the Swedish West Coast between Gothenburg and Oslo, making it an excellent alternative or complement for any Scandinavian cruise.

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Useful information

Language

Swedish

City Card

Available upon request.

Downloadable Map

Not available

Currency

Swedish Krona SEK

Transportation to/from airport

The nearest airport to Lysekil is Trollhattan (THN) Airport which is 53.2 km away. Other nearby airports include Gothenburg (GOT) (84.4 km), Oslo Sandefjord (TRF) (121.6 km).

Distance from pier to city center

The berth is situated 1,2 km from the city center. It is a 20-minute walk making it easy for passengers and crew, to experience the rural charm of a Swedish fishing town.

Transport to/from city center

Shuttle busses can be arranged on request and taxies are allowed close to the vessel.

Port information

The port: The port complies with all international and national regulations regarding ISPS and waste disposal.

Place: Grötö rev 7-8

58°16'22.2"N 11°27'28.8"E

Pier length: The pier is 190 meter long and can take cruise vessels up to 240 meters alongside.

Max dep.t alongside: 11m


Max LOA: No LOA or beam restriction, berth can accommodate vessel with length up to about 250 m. Max draft in fairway 10m. Max depth: 11 m.Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise and Cargo Fenders available (brand and type): Tyres. No additional fenders required or recommend. Distance between fenders is 4 m. Info on tides: +/- 40 cm. Learn more

Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 32 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

SEK 3,80

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

SEK 37

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome

Arranged by Shorex

Musical welcome and/or farewell

Arranged by Shorex

Free local food samples

Arranged by Shorex

Gifts for passengers

Arranged by Shorex

Cruise guest national flags

Arranged by Shorex

Shopping
Shops open on Sundays

Lysekil is a so called “summer city”, many of the stores decide to have open on Sundays.

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Lysekil is a so called “summer city”, many of the stores decide to have open when cruise ships is in town.

City Cards for sale in city centre
Port
Independent guest reception and help

Arranged by Shorex

Mailbox available

The nearest one is at Supermarket ICA 1,5 km. from pier.

Tourist information

Look for the white and green InfoPoint-signs around the town

Free Wi-Fi in port

The city center of Lysekil has a free open Wi-Fi.

Free city maps

Visit Lysekil can provide with an official visitor´s map of Lysekil and surrounding areas

Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Attractions offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Transport
Free shuttle available

Can be arranged per agreement.

Publicly regulated taxis
Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Direct flights to USA

No direct flight from Gothenburg Airport.

Free Wi-Fi in airport
Airline check-in at port

Selected attractions

Lysekil is a small fishing town with around 8.000 inhabitants located out to the scenic archipelago of Bohuslän, with smooth rocks in red Bohus granite, beautiful islands and an active inshore boat life. The town is very easy to explore by foot and is especially known for its seafood and ‘soft adventure’ activities such as cycling, hiking, kayaking and rock-climbing.

Besides the many great activities the town offers itself, the surroundings likewise boats several amazing activities.


At Havets Hus

a salt-water aquarium, is where you can get close to the sea and meet hundreds of fascinating marine species. With around 40 aquariums and other exciting activities like seal safaris and beach schools, Havets Hus is one of the most popular destinations in Bohuslän.

The picturesque Old Town

is the oldest district og Lysekil. This is the place where the settlement began in the 16th century. Today, the oldest houses are about 200 years old. Stroll the idyllic streets, with its cosy alleys between small houses. In several of the houses there are small signs telling about its owners and history

Staangehuvud Nature reserve

is an area of pristine granite landscape, which have been shaped only by the forces of nature some 920 million years ago. The area has an amazing history, from being saved from the increasingly widespread stone quarrying back in the early 1920s to now being forever preserved as a monument to nature. Explore the area yourself or get a guidet tour and learn more about the history

The church of Lysekil

is a beautiful granite church built in 1901. The church is the largest in Bohuslän and has a very exposed position. In 1914, the tower blew down and was shortened 5 meters after that and measures now 63m above the ground. The location makes the church a landmark, which is seen around the world. In the vicinity there is a lookout tower built in wood, which gives a great view of the whole city and the sea.

City walk and Shopping

Get a guidet city walk and learn about the city’s rich history or stroll through the cobblestone streets yourself while browsing the small boutiques and shops. Here you will find everything from bookstores and art to clothing and jewelry. The city of Lysekil, also boats several restaurants and cafes.

Adventures Lysekil

Slip into a kayak and glide along the beautiful coast on a guided tour and learn about the exciting history of the islands as you paddle along. Curious seals or seabirds may well join you. See the area on a bicycle and enjoy historic roads and quarries, industrial area, rock carvings and other ancient monuments. You can also try out rock climbing or go for one of the many hikes.

Lysekil neighborhood

Take a short cruise from Lysekil to the island Skaftö, a gem in the middle of Bohuslän with an amazing archipelago. This island provides hours of activity and several idyllic seaside villages, with two being highlighted below. Beautiful walks, different guided tours, padling or cruising in the archipelago, bathing, fishing or shopping is just to mention a few activities. Visit the beautiful seaside village of Fiskebäckskil and discover many aspects of the village history. This fishing port was founded in the 16th century, based on the lucrative herring trade, and later developed into one of Sweden’s finest marine towns. Today, Fiskebäckskil is a popular seaside resort with a bustling high society, famous as a picturesque summer paradise, complete with a relaxing archipelago atmosphere. Explore the many picturesque paths and steps and walk among the boathouses and the captain’s villas. Visit the Rock carvings in Backa, a 20 minutes ride from Lyseskil. Backa was particularly during the late Bronze Age, an important religious center. The carvings are direct traces of the people who lived and worked here 3,000 years ago.

Lysekil neighborhood

An hours drive from Lysekil, you will find the Rock carvingts in Tanum, that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are a unique achievement not only for their rich and varied motifs but also for their cultural and chronological unity. They reveal the life and beliefs of people in Europe during the Bronze Age and are remarkable for their large numbers and outstanding quality. 50 min drive from Lyseskil, you will find the ever popular seaside resort Smögen with it’s famous colourful pier and bustling environment. The nearly one kilometer long wooden pier offers a large selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as rows of fishermen’s houses and beautifully restored cottages. The boats lie in several rows along the pier where you can also watch the local fishing boats unload their daily catch down at the harbour. Smögen also hosts one of the most modern fish auctions in Scandinavia. You will also find several beautiful walks in the idyllic surroundings and great swimming spots. Another 50 min drive from Lysekil, you will find the small idyllic fishing hamlet Fjällbacka, located in a skagerack cove surrounded by tall cliffs. Vetteberget that dominates the town, rises 76 metres above sea level, provides spectacular views over the village and archipelago. The narrow streets that leads down to the small fishing and yachting harbour is lined with wooden colourful houses. Fjällbacka is also the birthplace of the crime noveist Camilla Läckberg, whose books are top sellers all over Europe. Many of her novels are set in Fjällbacka, and some of her characters are directly inspired by people from the village she knows well.

Exciting extras

Fjord cruising on the way

On the way to and/or from Lysekil its a breathtaking fjord. Here we have the possibility with only a few additional hours of pilotage to let the cruise passengers to see beautiful views and hopefully one or two seals.

Events

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Varied Shore Excurions

Lysekil is a small fishing town with around 8.000 inhabitants located out to the scenic archipelago of Bohuslän, with smooth rocks in red Bohus granite, beautiful islands and an active inshore boat life. The town is very easy to explore by foot and is especially known for its seafood and ‘soft adventure’ activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking and rock-climbing.

Besides the many great activities the town offers itself, the surroundings likewise boats several amazing activities.


CLASSIC & POPULAR

The picturesque Old Town
Today, the oldest houses are about 200 years old. Stroll the idyllic streets, with its cozy alleys between small houses
City walk and Shopping
A guided city walk and learn about the city’s rich history or stroll through the cobblestone streets yourself while browsing the small boutiques and shops

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

Discover Fjällbacka
50 min drive from Lysekil, you will find the small idyllic fishing hamlet Fjällbacka, located in a skagerack cove surrounded by tall cliffs. The narrow streets that leads down to the small fishing and yachting harbour is lined with wooden colourful houses. Fjällbacka is also the birthplace of the crime noveist Camilla Läckberg, whose books are top sellers all over Europe. Many of her novels are set in Fjällbacka, and some of her characters are directly inspired by people from the village she knows well.
Lysekil by Kayak
Slip into a kayak and glide along the beautiful coast on a guided tour and learn about the exciting history of the islands as you paddle along. Curious seals or seabirds may well join you.
Staangehuvud Nature reserve
The area has an amazing history, from being saved from the increasingly widespread stone quarrying back in the early 1920s to now being forever preserved as a monument to nature. Rock carvings and other ancient monuments. You can also try out rock climbing or go for one of the many hikes.

Contacts

Port of Lysekil