There are many small villages and localities in the Swedish countryside, many of which only have their church as the available sight. Kville is in this category. However, it is slightly different than the rest. The church is a lot bigger than in many of the other similar places. In a locality that has a population of around 145 inhabitants, the church can actually take many times more visitors.
A Short History of Kville
Kville has for a long time been the central village of the local parish. The parish has its origins in the Middle Ages when the province of Bohuslän was a part of Norway. Kville and Bohuslän became a part of Sweden with the Peace Treaty of Roskilde in 1658.
The priest Johan Henric Holmqvist convinced the inhabitants of the parish to build its current church in the 1850s. The large stone church was completed in 1864 and replaced the older medieval church.
Things to Do and See
We have tried to find information about other attractions and sights in Kville, but so far we have only found this one place of interest. It is hard not to notice the large church when driving through the village.
The most prominent building in Kville is without competition the church. This large stone church has space for 1.800 people, more than 10 times the local population. As a matter of fact, most of the inhabitants in the district, around 2.600 people, would fit in the church simultaneously. This is one of the largest rural churches in Sweden.
How to Get to Kville
Flights: there are domestic and international routes from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT), which is 143 kilometers away, or at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, 222 kilometers away.
Train: the closest train station is the station in Rabbalshede, about 10 kilometers away.
Car: Kville is located along road 163 between Fjällbacka and highway E6.
Bus: Local buses connect Kville with the surrounding region.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
Stockholm – 493 kilometers (5h 41min) Gothenburg – 122 kilometers (1h 24min) Malmö – 390 kilometers (4h 25min) Linköping – 355 kilometers (4h 8min) Kiruna – 1592 kilometers (18h 21min)
Find out more about other destinations in Sweden by visiting our page Exploring Sweden