Grand Hotel Marstrand - Shellfish trip package

Marstrand, Kungälv

Marstrand Island is the heart of soul of the west coast vibe and lifestyle. Grand Hotel Marstrand is the hotel to stay at on the island and the thing to do here is joining the crew of a local fishing boat on a trip to catch langoustine, crab and haul up som succulent west coast oysters.

 Four-star Grand Hotel Marstrand, built in 1892, has the timeless elegance and architectural style of the era it was built in. Now you can enjoy the hotel as your base for learning about, catching and devouring local oysters, langoustine and crab.

Shellfish adventures

Combine an overnight stay at Grand Hotel Marstrand with joining the crew of a local fishing boat to harvest the deep, dark mineral rich waters off the island for succulent langoustine and crab and pick some oysters from their beds. You get to know everything you could possibly want to know about oysters on the trip and then sample them, accompanied by a glass of bubbly. 

The day rounds off with a three-course dinner at the hotel.

This package can be booked year-round.

What else can you do here?

During high season, guided tours depart from the Tourist Information on Marstrand at 1pm and 3pm. Adults pay 75 SEK, children aged 7-15 pay SEK 40. Outside the high season, guides can be booked as per a separate price list.

Strandverket art gallery. On the southernmost tip of the quay, Strandverket offers varying exhibitions in an amazing setting.

Wander around the island, about 5 km, or one of the trails on Koön island, to enjoy beautiful views and varied terrain.

Visit Carlsten Fortress, 80 SEK for adults and 40 SEK for children 7-15 years. Admission includes a guided tour at specific times.

Swim. If you don’t fancy a dip in the ocean, you can visit Båtellets 20-metre heated swimming pool or the spa at Havshotellet.

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Price information

2016 Price: SEK 2295 per person

The price includes bed and breakfast, three-course dinner and accommodation in a double room. The package includes a 2-3 hour fishing trip for langoustine, crab and oysters, oyster tasting accompanied by a drink, coffee/tea and provision of a survival suit. Please bring warm, durable clothing and suitable footwear.

Minimum number of two people.

Public transportation


Duration: Approximately 2-3 hours
All year.
Departure: 1pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or by appointment all other days
Language: Swedish/English

Starting point: The pier in front of Marstrands Havshotell on Koön Island and below Grand Hotel on Marstrand Island.


Directions from Gothenburg, about 40 minutes
Take the E6 towards Oslo, after the bridge Nordre Älv, choose the exit signed Marstrand and Kungälv
(number 86). Follow the signs towards Marstrand (road 168) all the way until it ends. Welcome to Marstrand!

Directions from Oslo
Take the E6 towards Gothenburg, about 2 miles north of Gothenburg you will reach Kungälv, choose the exit marked Kungälv. At the junction turn left – marked Marstrand (road 168) Follow this road all the way until it ends. Welcome to Marstrand!


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry service
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Conference facilities
  • WC
  • Room service
  • Bathtub
  • Free WiFi