Island in 🇸🇪Sweden

Tjörn

Where nature strikes a pose, and art takes the stage.

Swedish island close to Gothenburg known for sailing, beautiful coasts, and the Nordic Watercolor Museum.

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Photo of Tjörn Runt in Sweden

Iconic Sailing Race

Tjörn Runt is Sweden's largest sailing race. Since 1963, it has gathered sailors for yearly races around Tjörn Island in August.

Tjörn, Sweden's sixth largest island, located off the west coast close to Gothenburg. Known for its sailing events and strong art scene, Tjörn is a center of creativity against a rugged coastal background.

Tjörn’s landscape features rocky shores, calm bays, and gentle hills. The island is a good place for outdoor activities and those who appreciate art. Nordic Watercolor Museum is displaying works from both international and Scandinavian artists; Visitors can explore the world of watercolors in a setting that overlooks the peaceful Skärhamn harbor.

Seafood, freshly caught and expertly cooked, is served across the island's restaurants. Trying the local fish and shellfish is more than just eating—it's experiencing the island's lifestyle. Pilane Sculpture Park combines nature and art, providing a space where history is present among old stones and modern sculptures.

Sailing is part of Tjörn's culture. The annual Tjörn Runt sailing race draws sailors and viewers from different places. This event turns the island into an active center of marine activities. Those new to sailing can still enjoy boat tours that provide beautiful views of the archipelago.

To see traditional life, the Sundbybergs Gård offers a look into the island's history with well-preserved farmhouses and historical objects. Here, the relationship between the people and the land is clear and offers a different experience compared to the modern marinas.

Visitors should know the Swedish right to public access law, 'Allemansrätten,' which allows freedom to walk around but also requires respecting nature and property. The best time to visit is in summer when the days are long and the weather is more favorable, but Tjörn’s appeal lasts all year, with each season presenting its own view.

Average temperatures during the day in Tjörn.

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