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Guided autumn tours on water

Gothenburg has many landmarks with a rich and exciting history. Iconic for the city, is the old moat and canals from the 17th century, which embrace central Gothenburg. This autumn you will have the opportunity to see all this onboard Paddan canal boats. This sightseeing tour is one of the most popular and well-known ways to experience Gothenburg.

Perhaps you would prefer to see Gothenburg from both land and water in one and the same vehicle? Ocean Bus offers a unique guided tour that starts on land, passes by Gothenburg’s sights, and then drives straight down into the sea for an excursion under the Älvsborg Bridge and around the city’s quays.

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Enjoy freshly caught lobster and ocean safari

Autumn equals prime time in the kitchens of Gothenburg’s restaurants, with high quality seasonal raw ingredients. Now you can feast on fresh fish and shellfish at their best and see what the chefs have found in the forests around the city. In our guide to seafood restaurants in Gothenburg, you will find everything from prawn sandwiches and fish soup to innovative sushi and fine dining.

Do you want to get even closer to the raw materials? Join us on a lobster, crayfish, and seal safari with Kastor Boat Trips, Hönö Båtturer or Marine Events.

Or take the chance to explore the archipelago on your own and rent a kayak at Kajkanten Vrångö.

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Go on a day trip

There are many interesting places to visit around Gothenburg that are perfect for a day trip this autumn, read more about places to visit a bit outside of Gothenburg, such as Gunnebo House and Gardens, Tjolöholm castle and Jonsered Gardens.

Alingsås traditionally invites you to the lighting design festival Lights in Alingsås from October 6 to November 5. Here, lighting designers and students from all over the world gather to illuminate urban environments along a two-kilometre trail.

Find even more autumn events in our Events calendar!