Friday, 6 February 2015

Colorful Houses in Smögen, West Coast Of Sweden

Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast. Smogen is an small island that is connected with the mainland and the neighboring town Kungshamn with a bridge. Several islands that lay so close together that the space in between has since been filled, and is now considered as a single island. The southern part consists mostly of Smögen Island, which lies in the center of 450 square kilometers that form Sweden’s first marine national park. Sweden’s longest boardwalk and a half-mile stretch of brightly colored sea huts. Smögen lies in Hållö Island with its pink granite rocks and crystal clear waters making it an ideal place for swimming, water sports. The islands are also reputed to be the sunniest in Sweden.

Smogen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
On the south of the Smögen's island, the fisherman's coloured houses with coloured boats are impressive. Image credit Magnus Karlsson
Smögen is mentioned for the first time towards the end of the 16th Century. The name has probably come from the Swedish word "smyghål", which translates as "sneak-hole" or "nook", referring to the narrow inlet between the Smögen island and where the harbour lies. Most of Smogens character is largely preserved from the days when the island and harbour was used as an important fishing port since the island is the ultimate out post of the west sea. The harbour was important for export and trade with Europe and is suited well protected. Here is also one of Sweden's few fish markets located and is still used today. Historically Smogen is one of the old fishing ports that was used during the herring periods. There have been at least four well documented herring periods in Bohuslan county in Sweden, once per century during the 1500s to 1800s. During a herring period the herring came very close to the shore in large quantities and could be fished with simple tools, also with landing net.


But today Somgen is vacation places or tourist place, it is well known for its long, wooden pier (around 600 meters), filled with shops in old fishing huts, which are frequented by a multitude of tourists during the summer. Smögen is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Swedish West Coast, well known for its fish, prawns and other seafood, and one of Sweden's few fish markets is located here. [source]

Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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Smögen is situated in Västra Götaland County of Sweden. It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast.
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