Salton, Stromstad: Address, Salton Reviews: 4/5

17 reviews
Very good

Elena T
Gothenburg, Sweden133 contributions
Beautiful nature
Aug 2019
Great trekking option, much less known than Koster islands. Beautiful views from the cliffs to the sea and great walks through the woods. Bring your own food and drinks! ( there is a small kiosk to buy soft drinks with very limited opening hours)
Written 11 August 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Nice hiling trails and pristine beaches
Jun 2019 • Couples
Less popular than the Koster islands, if you are looking for the same kind of beauty snd marine file, Salto is a good alternative.
Written 3 June 2019
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Stromstad, Sweden185 contributions
Good hiking territory (woods and coastline) and seakayaking delight
Aug 2018 • Family
We speak here of Saltö (-Ö- is Swedish for island), not Salton. For one thing, if you are by car and try to get to the end of the island from Strömstad, you'll have a pleasant ride out of season, on a narrow winding road with a few bridges. You'll rarely get a spot to park legally on the roadside if you wish to take pictures. A large free car park awaits you after the little coastal village (Saltö Kosterhavet National Park Entrée). You are not allowed to park at the very end of the island road where vehicles having business there, as well as local residents, must have space to turn around. The signs are unambiguous. So, back to the car park from where you can start on the Saltö trails. The easy ones are clearly marked, but if you take the unmarked path leading to the water you can engage in an interesting hike all along the rocky face that skirts this side of the islands. Some parts are very steep or marshy and here and there is is up to you how to find a way to proceed. You cannot get lost because you see where the coastline runs, but you can get badly injured if you fall in a crevice or skid on a slanty rock face. The diversity of the geololgical formations found there and the wide open view on the water with all the skerries is worth the effort.

If you have a seakayak, you can start from the The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences where a limited number of parking slots is available. From there you can round Saltön Island. It is advisable to choose a clockwise course because of possible high winds coming up at any time when you paddle the more challenging part: the cliffs with minimal landing chances mentioned in the hiking trail description. You might be exposed to the prevalent southwesterly or westerly winds the moment you get there. Another word of caution: lots of motorboats shoot out of the back of the Saltö bay from one of the Tjärnö island campsites. Some of them do not care much about seakajakers paddling along or across the narrow passage leading to the open sea or to the smaller islands that lie off the Tjärnö coast. The more enterprising can obviously explore the countless islands that are within easy reach of Saltö. Many of them have great beaches. Saltö is also good for seakajakers that plan to go all the way across to the Koster islands and other parts of the marine park (Ursholmen, Ramsö, etc...).

One thing not to be forgotten: enjoying the area fully is not guaranteed in the middle of the Swedish holiday season, that is roughly from Midsummer the beginning of August.
Written 20 March 2019
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Sandefjord, Norway44 contributions
A good ride from Strömstad
Sep 2018 • Couples
This was recommended by a lady in the information centre and it was a lovely ride, half on bike paths and half on local quiet roads (Cycle map-Cykelkarta ride light blue colour 30km round trip). It was a lovely hour long ride each way, with a nice church to see in Tjärnö. Stopped for a coffee at DaftönWorld to break up the ride. Lovely island with a few families out swimming at the beach we visited and hiking paths. Great for relaxing with a good book and soaking up the sun rays if it's shining!
Written 2 September 2018
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Krina S
Edison, NJ25 contributions
Nice island but not a must-see
Jul 2018 • Solo
Salton is about a 20 minute drive from center city of Stromstad. It has some nice short hiking trails and lovely views. If you're having a picnic or something, I'm sure it's a good spot. Other than that, I'm not too sure how much time you can spend here. It definitely is pretty though.
Written 21 July 2018
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