One of the most picturesque fishing villages along the coast of Bohuslän is found here in Fiskebäckskil, an hour’s drive from Gothenburg. Nestled in the fjord landscape, the old wooden houses lie perched on the hills overlooking the bay with its many tiny islands. Today, visitors come here to get back to basics. At Gullmarsstrand, you will feel surrounded by the sea. The majority of the building rests on stilts in the water; even the pool is on stilts. “Yes, you have to walk down a ladder to get into the sea!” says manager Maria Kjellsson. “We want our guests to unwind here, whatever the reason for their stay. This is a tranquil place for relaxation, where you can swim in the sea and the pool and watch the sunset while warming up in our sauna.”