CNN has listed the world’s ten last great wilderness areas and Sweden is up there next to Namibia, Australia, and Canada (and others, of course).

The coast of Bohuslän receives a 7th ranking by CNN, and it’s the only Scandinavian spot on the list. It says on the website about Bohuslän: “If you've ever fantasized about gliding silently through the water on a kayak, camping on deserted beaches, enjoying the midnight sun, spotting seals and soaking up the spirit of the sea, you'll find no shortage of experiences here. This sublime stretch of coastline extends to the border with Norway and is dotted with an archipelago of some 8,000 islands and islets.”
The 10 last great wilderness areas according to the CNN list are:
Tarkine Rainforest, Tasmania (1)
Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland (2)
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (3)
Sossusvlei, Namibia (4)
Great Bear Rainforest, Canada (5)
Kakadu National Park, Australia (6)
Bohuslän coast, Sweden (7)
Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan (8)
The Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (9)
Uttarakhand, India (10).


Bohuslän is situated on the northernmost part of Sweden’s west coast, bordering to Dalsland, Västergötland, the Skagerrak strait arm of the North Sea and the county of Østfold in Norway. The province is named after the Norwegian medieval fortress Båhus, located in Kungsälv. Båhuslen was a Norwegian/Danish province from around 1050 until the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde.
We recently ran a story on Kayaking on the Swedish west coast in sister periodical Nordic Reach Magazine.

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