“Tv riving is one of the best ways to explore Western JL/Gotaland and experience Dalsand’s landscape of lakes, mountain plateaus and rural flatlands, and still –have time to spend on the sandy beaches of Halland in the south. Boat trips are a popular way of seeing the small islands and fishing hamlets off the coast of ,
Bohuslan, while the scenery around lakes Vanern and Vattern can be enjoyed from aboard a ferry.
Between the lakes, the great forest of Tiveden offers opportunities for hiking. The region as a whole is one in which the ancient past is always present, especially at the unesco World Heritage Site of Tanum, where Bronze Age people carved pictures in the rock.
For drivers, two major roads cross through Western Gotaland: the E20, which comes from the northeast via Orebro across the plains to Gothenburg on the west coast, and the E6, which follows the coast northwards towards Norway. Road 45 from Varmland runs south through Dalsland. There are bus and train links between the large towns and populated areas. Regular ferries operate to the majority of inhabited islands along the coast.
From bengtsfors the dalsland canal carves its way south towards Kopmannebro on Lake Vanern. passing through 19 locks and dropping 45 m (148 ft) to the lake. The scenery varies from beautiful, almost untouched countryside to modern communities, from old ironworks to historic manor houses. The spectacular aqueduct at Haverud is formed from a series of steel plates joined by 33,000 rivets. Both a rail and a road bridge traverse the deep gorge. The canal was designed by Nils Ericsson in the 1860s.
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