Welcome to Vänersborg! The cozy picturesque town is the regional capital of Västra Götaland, situated at the southernmost tip of Lake Vänern. From its Champs-Élysées inspired boulevard Vänersborg was made famous as ‘Little Paris’ by the local lyricist and songwriter Birger Sjöberg in the early 1900’s.

ARTSCAPE 2023 Vänersborg

In the summer of 2023 Artscape, together with nine amazing artists, completed an urban art project in Vänersborg . The murals take inspiration from art history’s great pieces through a creative game of telephone. Famous artwork like Claude Monet’s “Bridge Over the Lily Pond” or Sofonisba Anguissola ‘The Chess Game’ was interpreted by local writers – the artists then created amazing murals inspired by their texts.

Vänersborg´s Official Visitors Guide

Vänersborg’s official tourist guide for those planning a visit. Here you will find tips on seasonal activities, attractions, food experiences, accommodation and events that are available in the district. Discover more of Vänersborg.

Viking History

The islands once belonged to the Norwegian kings during the Viking Age, where they even built houses to reside in in order to be close to their fleet.

Öckerö´s Official Visitor´s Guide

Öckerö offers a pleasant stay among shops, restaurants and fishing boats. Accommodation facilities and many pitches are open all year round. Experience magical nature and exciting sea adventures. Explore more of Öckerö.

Suggested route

Don’t know where to start? Here is a pre-planned route through Öckerö that will help you get started on your exploration.

Plan your own route

Equip yourself with the interactive map and set out on a personally planned, colourful journey through rural landscapes and urban settings. Time to explore one of the world’s largest collections of street art!

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What's happening in Vänersborg?

Looking for more things you can do while you’re in the area? Combine your street art discovery with local festivals, exhibitions, tourist attractions, the best restaurants and the majestic nature of West Sweden.

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