Kycklingedalen, Bohuslän, Exploring Sweden

Kycklingedalen, Bohuslän – Exploring Sweden

Now it’s time for us to tell you about a place that might get you to forget Silicon Valley for a few seconds. Kycklingedalen is a small community on the outskirts of the locality Ödsmål. If you translate the name from Swedish, it means the Chicken Valley in English. This community, which mostly consists of vacation homes, is part of the countryside in the historical province of Bohuslän, a part of the western coast of Sweden. Today, 14 adults live in Kycklingedalen on a permanent basis, but there are several people more here during the summer months.

A Short History of Kycklingedalen

Kycklingedalen was mentioned already in the first known household examination records for Ödsmål Parish. It was then, in the late 18th century, home to Gulbran Andersson, his wife Annica Persdotter, and their five children. Even though the area has developed since the early days, it has remained a small community centered around farming with the later addition of vacation homes.

Things to Do and See

Kycklingedalen has easy access to a large section of the Swedish western coast. There are two beaches nearby, one in Talbo at Lake Stora Hällungen and another one, Söskärs Badplats, in Ödsmål. The closest town is Stenungsund, which has both shopping and restaurants. However, there are more places to explore along the coast. For instance, it is not far to the islands of Orust and Tjörn.

How to Get to Kycklingedalen

  • Flights: There are domestic and international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT), which is 74 kilometers away.
  • Car: Kycklingedalen is along the E6, just north of Stenungsund and next to Ödsmål.
  • Bus: Local and regional buses from Västtrafik connect Kycklingedalen with the surrounding region.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 486 kilometers (5 h 28 min)
  • Gothenburg – 53 kilometers (39 min)
  • Malmö – 321 kilometers (3 h 18 min)
  • Linköping – 323 kilometers (3 h 22 min)
  • Kiruna – 1583 kilometers (18 h 10 min)

Find out more about other destinations in Sweden by visiting our page Exploring Sweden

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