The picturesque coastal town of Lysekil is a major tourist destination during the Swedish summer period from June to the end of August.
Lysekil is known as originator of the Lysekil Caviar, often referred to as Creamed Smoked Roe in English and as Caviar de Lysekil in French. It is a different kind of caviar compared to regular caviar. Its main ingredients are tomato sauce, cod roe, onion, salt and often mixed with dill and chives. Kalles kaviar is the best-known brand.
The largest oil refinery in Sweden, Preemraff Lysekil, is situated a few miles outside of the town and is one of the main employers in the area.