Kosterhavets Nationalpark, Stromstad
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Kosterhavet National Park is the first national marine park in Sweden, inaugurated on September 2009. It is part of the Skagerrak sea and is located in Strömstad and Tanum municipalities in Bohuslän, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It consists of the sea and shores around the Koster Islands, excluding everything else on the islands. In the north, it borders the Norwegian marine park of Ytre Hvaler.NatureThe environment in the park is unique to Swedish waters. Over 6,000 marine species have been identified, about 200 of them can not to be found elsewhere in Sweden. The Kosterfjord (Koster Fjord) is 200m deep with relatively low temperature – 5to – and high salinity (about 35%). Brachiopod, sponge and coral larvae are brought in by currents from the Atlantic. Rare seabirds, such as Arctic terns and skuas, along with a large population of harbor seals have their habitat here. Plaice, cod and sea trout breed in the more shallow waters closer to the shore.
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  • This is truely a hidden gem...at least for me, for us, since we didnt owe a boat and it was out of season with the guided boat trips round all the small islands in Kosterhavet. We took some nice rides...  more »
  • My wife and I was planning a 2 day trip to Strømstad. We had booked room at the Strømstad Spa. We arrived 11.30 in Strømstad, were lucky and found a free parking space before we took the boat at noon....  more »
  • Amazing buildings, containing everything one can imagine concerning Kosterhavet and life around Kosterøerne. Medget child-friendly.
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  • Flott område for gåturer! Fantastisk natur!
  • A relaxing experience for the summer time. A lot of wild life. Many islands can be visited, as there are plenty of places where you can dock with your sailboat.
  • Good place to visit for a night or two, bad camping and tent possibility as all camping grounds are used by locals. Nature and wildlife is beautiful and provides a wildlife experience.
  • Special and beautiful place. Well worth a visit. Bring snorkeling kit!
  • This place is a pretty wonderful place to visit. Especially on a warm sumer day.