This lively little city is considered the gateway to west Sweden, and delights its visitors with its unique Nordic charm, terrific cultural scene, individual chic shopping streets and fabulous restaurants.

The selection of freshly-caught fish and seafood in the wonderfully located fish hall of Feske Körka is incomparable. Gothenburg smells of freedom; visitors to the Ferris Wheel in the Liseberg Amusement Park enjoy the views, and day-trippers on the ferry are happy to be alive. The evenings see the arrival of culture lovers, gourmets and night owls.

Gothenburgians and tourists alike stroll along the well-known Avenyn pleasure mile. An after-work drink can be enjoyed at Bar Lounge(s), while revellers party the nights away in the popular Klub Glow. By day, lovers of Scandinavian fashion and Nordic design scour the numerous large and small shops in Vallgatan, enjoying a fresh coffee and delicious pastries in one of the many comfortable, charming cafés.

In friendly Haga Nygata, in the oldest and historical quarter of Haga, small individual fashion and furniture shops are linked together like pearls on a necklace, interrupted only by pretty, charming cafes. In fact, Gothenburg itself can be compared to a pearl. Come once, and you’ll want to come back again – with a smile and a pleasant lightness.

City Facts

  • Location

    Second-biggest city in Sweden on the country’s west coast.

  • Population

    About 525,000

  • Size

    Approx. 450 km²

  • Public transport

    Well-developed network of trams and buses.

  • Climate

    Moderate climate. Pleasant temperatures in summer, but cold in winter.

  • Best time to visit

    Between June and August. There are many festivals throughout the summer, and you can experience the midnight sun in Gothenburg in July.

  • Good to know

    Because Gothenburg is divided by a river, the ferry is an exciting way to see the city.

  • Nice to know

    Gothenburg is also called “Little London”. There was a brisk trade with Great Britain in the 18th century, and many British moved people to Gothenburg at the time.

  • Airport

    Göteborg Landvetter, approx. 25 km east of the city.

  • Bus

    The Flybussarna bus takes 20 minutes to get to Gothenburg. The bus stops at Korsvägen, Kungsportsplatsen, Nils Ericson and Park Aveny.

  • Taxi

    Taxi ranks are outside the Arrivals hall, and the journey to the city takes about 20 minutes.