Why Visit Gothenburg?
Gothenburg is Sweden’s 2nd largest city, located on the west coast, and houses the largest port in the Nordic countries. The birthplace of Volvo has long been known for its sustainability, history, transportation, nature, and cinnamon buns.
The Best Time to Visit Gothenburg
Daylight lasts up to 18 hours 5 minutes in the summer, and only approx. 6 hours 32 minutes in the winter. Hottest months are between May and August, with temperatures averaging between 60–65°F. Coldest months are between November and March, with temperatures averaging between 18–24°F. Snow falls from December to March.
Getting Around Gothenburg
From the Airport
Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT), the 2nd largest airport in Sweden, is 13 miles away from downtown Gothenburg. It’s the only major airport serving Gothenburg.
Airport bus services Flygbuss and Flixbus can reach Gothenburg city center in 20 minutes. Buses are located directly outside the check-in hall. Flygbuss prices start at approx. US$14 and Flixbus prices start at around US$8.50.
The taxi counter can be found outside Arrivals. The taxi journey from Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to downtown Gothenburg costs approximately US$55. Credit card payment is widely accepted for most taxi services.
Public Transport in Gothenburg
Public transport tickets are integrated and can be used for taking trams, buses and boats. Tickets have to be purchased ahead of time at any Vasttrafik kiosk or on the To Go app. Single tickets cost US$3.55.
The bike sharing service Styr & Stall is widely available in Gothenburg.
Electric scooters are also available for rent via the app Voi. Fees start at US$1.20, with US$0.35 increments every minute. Don’t forget to always wear a helmet!
Things to Do in Gothenburg
The Gothenburg Museum of Art has 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide, and houses some of the finest Nordic collections dating from the 15th century.
Spend the day island-hopping around the Gothenburg archipelago, located less than an hour from the city center. Activities are aplenty, so you’ll never get bored.
The Garden Society of Gothenburg is one of the best preserved 19th century parks in Europe. A few tram stops down is the Gothenburg Botanical Garden, home to approx. 16,000 different species of flora.
Visit the Liseberg Amusement Park and experience thrilling rides and roller coasters. Every Halloween, the park is transformed into a spooky adventure zone. The park also hosts the biggest Christmas market in Sweden, attracting locals and tourists alike.
Take a stroll down the historic Haga District, one of Gothenburg’s oldest neighborhoods, dating back to the 17th century. Stop by a local café and enjoy a fika break with a cup of coffee and cinnamon bun. Find the most breathtaking views of the city from Skansen Kronan, located in the southeast area of Haga.
We highly encourage seafood lovers to visit the Feskekorka Fish Market. The largest market is housed in a church-like building where you’ll find a variety of local fish specialties and excellent seafood restaurants.