1. Winter barbecue
Who said summer is the only barbecue season? Gothenburg has plenty of beautiful barbecue sites by a forest, a lake or the sea, where you can prepare a warm and cosy meal with your family or your closest friends.
Barbecue sites in Gothenburg
You don’t need to travel far to experience a day in the wild with campfire cooking. All around Gothenburg, there are plenty of public barbecue sites where you can enjoy freshly grilled sausages, chewy marshmallows and safe socialising – here are a few of our favourites.
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2. Have lunch or “Swedish fika” outdoors
Many of Gothenburg’s restaurants offer winter-style outdoor seating, parasols, glass walls and infrared heating – so that you can explore the city’s culinary landscape in a safe way.
Open-air cafes and restaurants
When we’re encouraged to socialise outdoors and keep our distance to each other, open-air cafes and restaurants is welcome news. Gothenburg now has several spots where you can enjoy food and drinks among infrared heating and cosy blankets.
3. Experience the nature of Gothenburg
In Gothenburg, fresh air and wide open spaces are never far away. Explore nature areas in the city centre or check out one of the many hiking trails further out.
Hiking in Gothenburg
It is easy to discover the natural wonders in and around Gothenburg. Here, a world of fresh air, clear waters, majestic cliffs and dense forests is always close by – all you need to do is hit the hiking trail.
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4. Discover food in new ways
Gothenburg’s restaurants are working hard to offer amazing food in these extraordinary times. Explore everything from Michelin-star takeaway and gourmet bags to delicious cook-it-yourself packages.
Takeaway in Gothenburg
Takeaway options in Gothenburg have exploded during these extraordinary times, and some restaurants even offer ingredients and recipes to cook your own restaurant meal at home. Here are some of them.
5. Check out outdoor art
Gothenburg is filled to the brim with outdoor art, and it’s all there for you to discover. Enjoy statues, gallery windows, street art and manhole cover poetry – and don’t miss the 21 kilometre art walk.
6. Visit a castle
A short ride from the city centre you’ll find breathtaking castles and gardens. Join the quiz walk at Gunnebo House and Gardens or make a day trip to one of the old forts.
Visit amazing gardens and historic manors
Experience botanical brilliance, organic food and impressive buildings. Go on a day trip to the spectacular castle Tjolöholms Slott, or visit several inspiring parks and gardens in one day in Gothenburg. We’ve put together this guide to help you find your way around amazing green experiences using public transport.
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7. Go for an open air workout
Working out is a great way to enter the new year, and in Gothenburg there are plenty of outdoor options – from the obstacle course in Kviberg to adventurous mountainbike trails. Find your way to one of the outdoor gyms or go for a run in the forest.
Outdoor gyms in Gothenburg
When the weather is nice it is preferable to workout outside. Do you like hitting the gym more than going for a run? Visit one of Gothenburg’s many outdoor gyms and get a full workout while being out in the fresh air, for free!
8. Outdoor play
Did you know there are exciting caves and a rain-themed playground in Gothenburg? Explore the many playgrounds around town – there are plenty of gems for the Christmas holidays.
9. Stroll through parks and gardens
Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Hisingsparken, Kungsparken and Slottsskogen city park are just a few of Gothenburg’s cosy green spaces. Discover a new favourite in 2021.
10. Experience the waterfront city
Gothenburg has developed along the river Göta älv. Discover the artwalk on the northern river bank, try out the archipelago’s hiking trails or relax with a coffee at the Lindholmen harbour.
Eriksberg & Lindholmen
The former ship-yard district on the northern banks of the river has been transformed into wide-stretched quays, new residential areas, restaurants, cafés and theatres. Go for a stroll along the water and see some of the newest neighbourhoods in town, while feeling the breeze from the river.