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Sweden's Delicious West Coast: Klädesholmen

Sweden's Delicious West Coast: Klädesholmen

Herring Town and a floating hotel, on the tip of Tjorn Island.

With 40% of the country's haul coming from tiny Klädesholmen on the windswept tip of Tjörn Island, roughly an hour?s drive north of Gothenburg, herring is the menu at Salt & Sill (471 51 Klädesholmen, +46-(0)304-67-34-80; Sill means herring, and here, they have it in all varieties, both sweet and sour.

 There's blackcurrant, fennel and schnapps, black pepper, mustard, and herring tartar, to name a few. The Midsummer smorgasbord includes swordfish, three types of lox, cured meats, and lentil salad with boiled new potatoes. It's rounded out with seasonal offerings and a warm berry crumble doused in vanilla sauce to finish.

 Not a fish person? A crisp glass of white paired with Salt and Sill's postcard-worthy vistas of the Bohuslän?s outer archipelago is sustenance of a spiritual kind.

 Salt & Sill was so popular, it expanded to incorporate Sweden's first and only floating hotel next door. Located on the Skagerrak, a strait running between Norway and Sweden and Denmark's Jutland, it also has private moorings for yachts. Its six, two-story black, wood-paneled cubes contain 23 rooms and offer ample sundecks, a suite with private rooftop hot-tub, and subtle waves to rock you to sleep.

 Bathers can also book the SS Silla, a sauna-cum-catamaran that speeds for archipelago tours as you schvitz.

Bridge to Klädesholmen 

High dive at the local beach 

Klädesholmen's public beach 


Herring isn't all Klädesholmen is up to 

Sweden?s Holy Trinity 

Salt & Sill's Midsummer smorgasbord 

Rooftop views from the floating hotel 

Salt & Sill hotel room 

Salt & Sill hotel room

Night scenes at the floating hotel 

Night scenes at the floating hotel

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