Marstrand is a seaside locality situated in Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. The most striking feature about Marstrand is the 17th century fortress Carlsten, named after King Carl X Gustav of Sweden. The town got its name from its location on the island Marstrandsön.
Marstrand is the smallest town in the county of Västra Götaland, but is the principal summer resort. A place for pleasure and a place to love for its cultural history, its buildings, its tall stories and legends but also for its royal splendour.
Since Marstrand is a relatively small island and is situated in a rather remote region, there is no direct air flight therefor you will have to take a flight to a neighboring city like Goteburg and then drive from there.
A much easier and indeed more popular method to get to Marstrand is by a boat, be it your own or in a Yacht Charter vessel, because in this way you can truly appreciate the beauty of the entire region.
Marstrand is of course most renowned as a playground for sun-worshipping, bathing and sailing folk.
Being an island makes Marstrand an ideal location for sailing and sailing competitions. It is the host venue for the prestigious Match Cup Sweden event which is part of the World Match Racing Tour.
The event draws the worlds best sailing teams to Marstrand in a gladiatorial battle of nerve and skill on the water. The identical supplied (DS-37) boats are raced two at a time on the water dogfight which tests the sailors and skippers to the limits of their physical abilities.
Points accrued count towards the World Match Racing Tour and a place in the final event, with the overall winner taking the title ISAF World Match Racing Tour Champion.
Match racing is an ideal sport for spectators in Marstand. Racing is held approximately 15m from the shore providing excellent heart of the action views for the audience. Highlights of the event can be seen on Eurosport television and via the official World Match Racing Tour website.
Activities in or around the island are definitely water-related so you can take your pick from kayaking, deep-sea fishing for cod, mackerel and other salt water fish, diving and boat tours on the archipelago.