Gothenburg harbour

We have now lived in Gothenburg for more than twenty years. Gothenburg is our new home. We love the city because most of the people here are honest, humorous and fairly direct.

A bustling port and hard working city

Gothenburg is always on the go. It’s a working city with a mixture of hard physical labour and international trade culture (both Volvo and SKF are based here), as well as a busy port.

Gothenburg is also a lively and vibrant city of culture. Major exhibitions, large conventions, large sporting events and concerts are often held here, rather than in Stockholm. Many big music stars play in Gothenburg – Bruce Springsteen’s appearances here are legendary. Moreover, Gothenburg has some world-class museums such as the Universeum, the Nordic region’s largest Science Centre.

Easy to reach by plane and ferry

Low-cost flights to the airport at Landvetter make Gothenburg easily accessible from all over the world. The night ferry from Kiel in Germany is both exciting and convenient, as it docks directly behind the Älvsborgsbron bridge and not far from the centre of Gothenburg. There is also a ferry service from Fredrikshavn in Denmark. Both ferry services are run by Stena Line.

Fascinating archipelago

The centre of Gothenburg is only a stone’s throw from the fascinating archipelago.

The car-free southern archipelago can be reached in just one hour from the city centre by first tram and then boat. On the islands you can find small, charming seaside villages, secluded beaches, traditional restaurants and accommodations, such as the homely inn on the island of Brännö, and fantastic walking and cycling opportunities.

The northern archipelago can be reached by car and free car ferries from Lilla Varholmen. Several of the northern islands are linked by bridges.

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Gothenburg’s southern archipelago

In the southern archipelago