10 Most Peaceful Places in Sweden

2) Marstrand

Marstrand is a seaside locality situated in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. The town got its name from its location on the island of Marstrand.


The city had free port status, which was declared by King Gustav III. The annual sporting events held in Marstrand include the Stena Match Cup Sweden and Marstrand Regatta. The most striking feature of Marstrand is the 17th-century fortress Carlsten, named for King Carl X Gustav of Sweden. The town has expanded to the neighboring island of Koön, which has bridge access to the mainland. Marstrand is popular for sailing and boat races. It is the host venue for Match Cup Sweden, part of the World Match Racing Tour. Highlights of the events are broadcast on Eurosport television and via the official World Match Racing Tour website.



  • Marstrand can be reached by bus (45 minutes) or by boat (2 hours) from Gothenburg.