Gothenburg city in Sweden
GO ALL OUT IN GOTHENBURG

Cruisereise til Gothenburg, Sweden

Stockholm usually gets all the attention, but Sweden’s “second city” shines just as brightly. Home to a hodge-podge of architectural styles that span a millennia — not to mention an incredible collection of trendy boutiques, hip cocktail bars and contemporary art museums — Gothenburg has plenty of draws. It’s small, as far as cities go, which makes for a cozy, intimate experience no matter what time of year you visit. Walk along the picturesque waterfront, soak up views from a fortress atop Risåsberget Hill, and savor Scandinavian flavors at one of Gothenburg’s famous food halls. Whatever kinds of adventure you’re after, a cruise to Gothenburg, Sweden hits all the right notes.
Nasjonalt språk Swedish
Valuta som godtas Swedish Krona (SEK)

Things To Do in Gothenburg, Sweden

Bicycle near church, Gothenburg, Sweden

PEDAL PARTY

Bicycle near church, Gothenburg, Sweden

Bicycle near church, Gothenburg, Sweden

PEDAL PARTY

Gothenburg is sometimes nicknamed Sweden’s Amsterdam. It’s extremely walkable, but the best way to get around is by city bike. One rental company has more than 130 stations around town where you can reserve a two-wheeled ride.

Stone Fortification building Skansen Krona exterior Wall and Golden Crown

FORTIFIED ADVENTURE

Stone Fortification building Skansen Krona exterior Wall and Golden Crown

Stone Fortification building Skansen Krona exterior Wall and Golden Crown

FORTIFIED ADVENTURE

If you’re interested in the region’s medieval history, head to the 700-year-old Bohus Fortress, about a 20-minute drive from the city center. If you’re more into 18th-century opulence, take a tour of stately Gunnebo House and Garden, built as a summer villa for a wealthy merchant.

Marstrand island, Bohuslän, Sweden
Marstrand island, Bohuslän, Sweden

WANDER THE WEST COAST

If you want to experience rural Sweden, venture a little bit outside of Gothenburg and explore the wild and windswept Bohuslän coast. It’s dotted with rugged islets, rambling hiking trails and colorful little fishing villages — like Fjällbacka, where Ingrid Bergman used to spend her summers.

Food from Feskekorka (Fish Market) at Gothenburg, Sweden
Food from Feskekorka (Fish Market) at Gothenburg, Sweden

LOCAL CUISINE

Gothenburg is home to a well-known global food scene, and while fresh seafood dishes from the local fish markets are always a delicious bet, you can’t leave without treating your sweet tooth to something decadent. Stop by a coffeeshop or bakehouse and order a fluffy golden waffle topped with cream and locally sourced berries — you’ll be glad you did.

Flower shop in the Haga district of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Flower shop in the Haga district of Gothenburg, Sweden.

SHOPPING

Magasinsgatan is a design district in Gothenburg that’s packed with trendy boutiques selling homewares, fashion and even flowers, plus popular food trucks. And the main street in the charming Haga neighborhood is your go-to for indie stores offering handmade soaps, artisan crafts, and even Swedish clogs.

Innsidetips
Innsidetips
1 Biking is a great way to get around the city, but you can also travel by water. Rent a kayak and paddle along the Gothenburg’s many waterways.
2 Gothenburg is a haven for beer lovers. Get to know the local craft breweries — there are plenty around town.
3 Tips aren’t expected in Sweden, but always welcome. When eating out, it’s common to round your bill up to the nearest big number.

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