This is a World Heritage site, and it's easy to see why - these Bronze Age rock carvings are wonderful. Helpfully, many of the carvings have been painted in red, which makes them much easier to see and photograph. But it's really exciting to spot one that hasn't been painted. The carvings are very distinctive, with repeated themes of ships and warriors and cup marks.
Close to one of the main sites is the Vitlycke Museum, which has all the practical things you need in the way of toilets, a cafe and souvenirs, and they also provide a handy guide to the sites. There's also a Bronze Age farm reconstruction which is quite good - complete with sheep and a sacred bog. I understand they also run guided tours, but there was nothing on the day I visited.
Given how fabulous this place is, it's surprising how hard it is to get to. I'd expect an organised day tour to exist, but no such luck. Without a car, I managed to do it as a day trip from Gothenburg via public transport (there's a bus to Tanumshede which is around 3 km away from the carvings), but it involved quite a lot of walking. This gave me around 4 hours to view the carvings, which was enough time to see the Vitlycke site and the 2 other sites close by. The lack of a guided tour wasn't really a problem, as there were plenty of interpretive sign boards, which included information in English.
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