"Around Grebbestad" Grebbestad by evaanna

Grebbestad Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 14 photos

Grebbestad is a charming port just south of the Norwegian - Swedish border. The area is lovely with colourful wooden houses squeezed in among the rocks but it is also probably the most expensive place in Sweden. Actually, it is the accommodation that is so expensive, much more so than anywhere else in Sweden. The food is the same price as everywhere and, after Norway, the prices seem much more normal. We could, for instance, afford fish and chips at the local cafe, while in Norway we could only dream of it. Apart from the port, which in itself is an attraction for me, there are a few things to see in the area, some a real must see, like the Bronze Age carvings at Tanumshede.
We were passing that way again this year and found the solution to the accommodation problem - see my accommodation tip.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A charming place on the rocky Swedish west coast
  • Cons:Touristy and expensive
  • Last visit to Grebbestad: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2012 at 3:03 AM

    The harbour looks quite a pretty area, and I find the rock carving's interesting. A shame the Cabin was terrible!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    That's a lovely lead photo of Grebbestad with beautiful light. Too bad the area is so expensive.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2009 at 4:28 AM

    Enjoying this virtual tour of lovely Swedish towns. You and Chris always manage to find charming places to visit. The rock carvings of Viking boats is amazing eh!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2009 at 1:03 AM

    I also want to see the rock carvings this summer. So your second cabin looks perfect :-))

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2008 at 9:46 AM

    What a breathtaking introductory photograph. Fascinating about the rock carvings. Too bad about the information place and about the shape of the cabin. The natural scenery is beautiful.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2007 at 11:10 AM

    What a charming place you have found! And these red ancient carvings look very mysterious and interesting. Very useful tourist trap tip also.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2006 at 9:47 PM

    The carvings are impressive, so old. In a different way, they make me think of the Saharian rock art.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2005 at 1:45 PM

    Charming picture indeed - shame about the cabin -


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