A visit to the archipelago is a must, and with more than 20 islands all with their own unique charm, there’s something for everyone.

Plan your visit in the archipelago

The archipelago is divided into a southern and a northern part. If you’re short on time, choose the southern islands, it generally takes less time to get there than to the northern islands. If you’re bringing a car however, then it’s the northern islands you should be aiming for, the southern islands are car free.

In summertime, the southern islands can get crowded, you might find the northern islands a bit calmer. In the winter, visit the larger islands, where shops and restaurants are more likely to remain open all year round.

Getting to the archipelago

From Lilla Varholmen you can take a car ferry to Hönö and Björkö, from where you can reach the rest of the northern islands in the Gothenburg archipelago. You can also get the ferry M/S Kungsö to Hönö from Stenpiren at certain times of the year. The car-free islands in the southern archipelago are easily reached with Styrsöbolaget’s boats from Stenpiren Travel Centre or Saltholmen boat terminal.

Restaurants, cafes and breweries in Gothenburg’s archipelago

In Gothenburg’s archipelago there are a number of lovely restaurants and cafes. Enjoy fresh fish and seafood, or delicious pastries in the shade of the treetops. Several of the islands also have their own craft breweries with tap rooms.

Also take the opportunity to try the archipelago’s range of blue food, i.e. sustainably grown or wild-caught food from the sea, such as oysters, mussels and seaweed.

Stay in the Gothenburg archipelago

Discover the lovely charm and tranquility of the Gothenburg archipelago and stay as close to the ocean as possible. From picturesque cottages near the quayside, to modern hotels with fantastic seafood restaurants.

Experiences and activities in the Gothenburg archipelago

There are lots of fun activities and experiences among the islands in the Gothenburg archipelago, such as fishing trips, seal safaris, salty baths, hiking trails and kayaking experiences in the guide to gems in Gothenburg’s archipelago: