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Lysekil is a municipality located in the Västra Götaland County on the west coast of Sweden. It is situated along the Skagerrak strait and the Gullmarn fjord, and is known for its stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age and was an important trading port during the Viking Age.

Lysekil is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world, offering a variety of activities such as fishing, swimming, hiking, and sailing. Its picturesque harbor is lined with colorful wooden buildings and is home to a variety of restaurants and shops.

The municipality is situated on the Bohuslän coast, which is known for its rocky cliffs, beautiful beaches, and islands. Lysekil is also home to the Stora Väderö archipelago, an archipelago of more than 500 islands and islets that are part of the Swedish National Park system.

The area is also known for its rich cultural heritage, with many ancient remains and historical sites. The Lysekil Church, built in the 13th century, is one of the oldest churches in the country and is a popular tourist attraction.

The municipality is also home to the Lysekil Marine Biological Station, a research institute that has been studying the marine environment since the 1920s. The station is also the site of the annual Lysekil Women’s Match, a sailing race that has been held since the 1960s.

Lysekil is a beautiful and vibrant municipality that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday, an active adventure, or a cultural experience, Lysekil has it all.

Excursion tips for a day in Lysekil

As a tourist in Lysekil, Sweden, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here is a list of some of the top things to do:

1. Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the stunning views of the archipelago.
2. Visit the Lysekil Museum and learn more about the area’s history and culture.
3. Enjoy a leisurely boat tour of the archipelago and spot some of the local wildlife.
4. Visit the famous Gullholmen Island and explore the old fishing village.
5. Hike through the nearby nature reserve and take in the beautiful scenery.
6. Visit the local fish market and sample some of the fresh seafood.
7. Spend the day at the family-friendly Lysekil Aquarium and see a variety of marine life.
8. Explore the charming streets of the city center and browse the unique shops.
9. Take a dip in the sea and go for a refreshing swim.
10. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many local restaurants.

Experience Lysekil with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Lysekil. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Lysekil

Lysekil in Sweden experiences a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and cold winters. In spring, temperatures range from 5 to 15°C, with occasional showers. In summer, temperatures reach up to 20°C, with plenty of sunshine and moderate rainfall. In autumn, temperatures fall to around 8°C and there is often more rain. In winter, temperatures can drop to below freezing, with snowfall and strong winds. Overall, the climate in Lysekil is mild and pleasant, with all four seasons offering something different.

Cruise weather for Lysekil

Our weather forecast for Lysekil helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 15.7 °C
14.8 m/s
25.9 m/s
32.1 %
23.5 m
66.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 15.6 °C
28.1 m/s
47.2 m/s
68.8 %
17.9 m
79.0 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 15.7 °C
25.6 m/s
43.9 m/s
71.4 %
24.1 m
77.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 15.9 °C
14.0 m/s
24.8 m/s
88.4 %
21.9 m
85.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 15.1 °C
20.9 m/s
29.2 m/s
47.2 %
24.0 m
86.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 16.3 °C
34.2 m/s
44.3 m/s
42.6 %
23.7 m
85.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 15.9 °C
33.1 m/s
42.2 m/s
75.0 %
24.1 m
74.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 15 °C
33.8 m/s
44.6 m/s
98.5 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 15.2 °C
30.2 m/s
43.2 m/s
96.2 %
24.1 m
65.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 14.6 °C
25.9 m/s
29.2 m/s
49.2 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 17.7 °C
11.5 m/s
15.8 m/s
37.3 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 16.6 °C
16.9 m/s
18.7 m/s
35.0 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 16 °C
14.0 m/s
16.2 m/s
48.3 %
22.2 m
82.5 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 17.3 °C
14.4 m/s
16.9 m/s
32.5 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 17.3 °C
16.9 m/s
18.0 m/s
65.9 %
24.1 m
78.7 %
1,020 hPa

Cruises to Lysekil

Would you like to travel to Lysekil on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Lysekil.

Scheduled ship calls in Lysekil, Sweden
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 MS Sirena 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 30th 2025 Friday, 30th of May 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2025 Sunday, 10th of Aug. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2025 Sunday, 31st of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2025 Sunday, 31st of Aug. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 06:00 pm
May 14th 2026 Thursday, 14th of May 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 15th 2026 Friday, 15th of May 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 16th 2026 Saturday, 16th of May 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 22nd 2026 Friday, 22nd of May 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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