Good news for seafood lovers, bad news for crustaceans and mollusks – the first Monday following 20 September signals the start of the annual Swedish lobster season.
That means from 26 September shellfish aficionados will be descending on the country’s west coast in search of the Bohuslän big five– crayfish, mussels, oysters, prawns and, of course, lobster.
Going on a lobster safari (where you go out in aboat, haul up your catch and help cook it) is the best way to get your fill of food. Some of the most popular areas for these trips include Stromstad, Grebbestad (where 90% of Sweden’s oysters come from) and Fjallback.
But the Bohuslän coastline between Gothenburgand the Norwegian border has an archipelago with scores of traditional fishing villages to choose from. Locals proudly claim that some of the world’s most delicious seafood is caught in these Skagerrak waters.
One of our favourite places is a little fishing village called Fiskebäckskil. An hour-and-a-half drive north of Gothenburg, this is a great destination for a lobster safari, not least because you’ll get to cook up your catch of the day in the Brygghuset Restaurant, a typical Swedish eatery sitting right on the town’s picturesque marina.
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