OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
Right on the beach, with the most captivating view of the Kattegat and the crowd in the bay. At Solviken, camping guests mingle with locals, flaneurs along the promenade, and cyclists coming in from Läjet. The summer is filled with good food, scents from the grill, quizzes and troubadours. Autumn nights with warmth and joviality, and a black water surface, stretching wide outside.
Like abroad, but at home. For the grand party, and for those who are just happening by. If you’re bringing a whole bunch of good friends, or if you’re meeting them here.
À la Carte
Apart from pizza, Solviken offers a diverse menu, including but not limited to fish and seafood soup, vegetarian dishes and a couple of proper steaks, not least the schnitzel – world famous in all of Varberg
FLAME AND CHARACTER
Pizza – the subject of endless debate! Neapolitans, for example, claim that real pizza can be had in Naples only, and that there are just two varieties; the Margherita and the Marinara. To that, we can only say: Ha! Obviously they’ve never tried a kebab pizza with Béarnaise sauce. Others argue over bananas, meaning that they should be banned from anything that isn’t a dessert. We would like to state that the best pizza is the one you like. End of story.
Stone baked, the Solviken pizzas taste of smoke and fire. That, along with fair ingredients and a great deal of care – that’s how we make our pizzas.
Brought the whole bunch?
SOLVIKEN FOR GROUPS
Weddings, corporate events, birthdays. Or simply because no one can resist a party. All year round, we invite groups large and small. Seated together, up to a hundred. Or book the whole place! There’s room for as many as two hundred seated guests. A fun theme? Music and dancing? Activities before dinner? No problem! Speak to Nebbe.
SOLVIKEN IS PURE CULTURAL HISTORY
At some point in the 1930s, shopkeeper Sofia Bengtsson opened Solviken. A beach café offering food and drinks to summer guests.
By then, the beach and camping life had already been established at Apelviken for over twenty years. The industrial workers of the city longed for nature. The train made it possible. They brought tents, built spartan sheds, and started staying over. Sofia and many others realised people needed something to eat and drink, so a number of plain, not always licensed establishments appeared in the bay.
Several of these pictures are old postcards. It’s fascinating to read how people were drawn here by exactly the same things that bring us to Apelviken today; the sea, the freedom, the joy and a life that’s just a little bit easier. Would you like a pint with that?