Exclusive Easter deals from Gothenburg’s hotels
Many of the hotels in Gothenburg offer packages that transform a few days off work into a fullblown Easter vacation, or staycation. Enjoy fluffy pillows, room service and a well-earned break from your everyday life.
The activities and experiences we list here have made adjustments in order to ensure your safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow the guidelines provided by Swedish authorities and find more information on goteborg.se/covid19.
At recently renovated Hotel Riverton, you can enjoy their Easter Weekend package including an overnight stay, dinner, breakfast and spa.
Hôtel Eggers offer an Easter package with an overnight stay, a “welcome egg” on the room, an Easter cocktail and a three-course dinner.
30 minutes north of the city centre, you’ll find beautiful Thorskogs slott, surrounded by ancient woodlands. During the Easter weekend, they have special offers including treats like a welcome cocktail, three-course dinner, homemade sweets and breakfast.
Gothia Towers, located at Korsvägen in the city centre, offer special prices throughout the Easter Holiday (March 29–April 11). Room service is now free of charge and the hotel has large premises that makes distance-keeping easy.
Enjoy a cosy stay right in the city centre at Hotel Vanilla. They aim for a charming and personal touch, and with their Easter offer you’ll find prices from 850 SEK per night.
In Nääs Fabriker’s Easter package you’ll find a three-course dinner, overnight stay and breakfast. You also have the option of adding a visit to the beautiful wellness area, with a lakeside view.
Tullhuset and Hotell Trubaduren
In the Gothenburg archipelago, there is a special tradition of lighting large bonfires, known as påskefyrar, during Easter. Why not have a closer look at them? The restaurant Tullhuset and Hotell Trubaduren on the island Hönö offer a combined Easter package including Tullhuset’s Vinga menu, an overnight stay and breakfast.
Family spa at Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa
At Arken Hotel & Art Garden Spa, you’re right by the sea and salty cliffs at the Port of Gothenburg. During school holidays, they offer a family spa session between 9 am and 2 pm, and Easter is no exception! The offer can be used with or without an overnight stay.
Hotell Fars hatt
In Kungälv you can combina a hotel stay with historical explorations. Hotell Fars hatt offer an Easter Weekend package including an overnight stay, two-course dinner, breakfast buffet and entrance to the fortress Bohus fästning.
Cosy Hotel Lorensberg on Berzeliigatan offer reduced prices all spring. During the Easter period (March 26–April 11), they also arrange a quiz walk at the hotel.
Quality Hotel Waterfront
At Quality Hotel Waterfron, by the river Göta älv, you can enjoy an egg painting breakfast and a treasure hunt in the lobby on Good Friday–Easter Monday. Here you’ll find the hotel’s weekend package The Family Getaway.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia
Radisson Blu on Södra Hamngatan present no less than five tempting Easter offers. Choose between brunches, dinners, spa and overnight stays to find what suits you best.
Quality Hotel Winn
Up for an egg hunt? Quality Hotel Winn’s Easter rabbit has hiden treasures all over the hotel rooms this year. Check out the hotel’s Easter offer that includes pool and spa area access, among other things.
Hotell Le Mat
Celebrate Easter with an overnight stay at Hotell Le Mat in Jonsered and escape into nature! Explore the hiking trails Gotaleden or Bohusleden, enjoy the silence by Torpet Freden or stroll around the beautiful gardens at Jonsereds trädgårdar.
Easter fun on muddy trails
Gothenburg is an amazing place for mountain bike lovers! Here you’ll find many exciting trails, narrow wooden bridges and steep granite hills to discover – Änggårdsbergen, Getryggen in the Delsjön area and Ale Bike Park are just a few examples.
Beginner? Learn the basics at MTB-kursen. Hillside Cycling arrange guided tours for those keen to discover something new, and Pathfinder Travels offer weekend packages including overnight stays, excursion tips and more.
Easter candy from the west coast
The sea and the surrounding Gothenburg offer plenty of delicacies – something that more and more local chefs have realised during the past years. Locally and organically produced ingredients are highly valued here, and restaurants offer various take away options as well as safe dining spaces.
During this special year, the City of Gothenburg has allowed outdoor seating year round, but there’s something special about a coffee or a beer in the warm spring sun, right?
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.
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.
Easter lunch around the campfire
Grilled eggs, is that a thing? It sure is! Bring your loved ones outdoors this year and enjoy a different kind of Easter lunch around the fire. If you want to enjoy the fresh air – but would rather skip the cooking part – try Gotaleden, a hiking trail that offers plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way. Check out our guide to hiking in Gothenburg for more options.
Want to bring the whole family on a forest adventure? Check out Pevon Ecotourism’s Easter package with overnight stays in a cabin (or the main building), guided hiking tours, outdoor games, a wood-fired sauna and open fire cooking in the nature reserve Vättlefjäll.
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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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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Easter adventures by the sea
Easter activities can be more than egg painting, rabbits and feathers. Why not escape to the seaside and go crab fishing? All you need is a line, a clothespin, some bait and a bucket – just make sure to release them in the same spot when you’re done!
Seal safari is another popular archipelago activity, and among the tour operators you’ll find Kastor Boat Trips on the island Hönö. This year they offer special Easter prices on April 2–11.
48 hours in the northern archipelago
The Gothenburg archipelago – with several islands within short distance of each other – is perfect for a weekend trip. Here you’ll find inspiration for a 48 hour tour of the islands of Hönö, Källö Knippla and Hälsö.
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Fishing in Gothenburg
Cruise through the beautiful archipelago and fish for mackerel, get a feel of the salty sea on an exciting lobster cruise or buy a fishing permit and go fishing in the lakes around Gothenburg.
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Easter daytrips around Gothenburg
Want to discover something new this Easter? Go on a daytrip to a castle, a fortress or a beautiful garden outside of town! Stora Holms säteri arrange special Easter activities with tulip picking, an art exhibition, open studios and an Easter menu.
At Gunnebo House and Gardens, you can stroll around the beauiful gardens, enjoy an organic lunch or “Swedish fika” in the spring sun, or go for a quiz walk. The impressive fortress ruin Bohus fästning opens for the season just in time for Easter weekend. A digital tour guide is included in the entrance ticket, and there’s a bouncy castle and a steel horse on rails.
Easter on the waterways
Feel like discovering Gothenburg on the water? Let’s Boat have just launched their new electric rental boats that you can book online and unlock with your smartphone. You’ll find the boats at the park Brunnsparken in the city centre and they can fit up to twelve people.
If you prefer a guided tour, the classic “Paddan” sightseeing boats start operating on April 1–4 and 9–11. With Ocean Bus, you get to experience the city on wheels and on the water – not to mention the adrenaline rush when the bus splashes into the river Göta älv and transforms into a boat!
Go for an Easter treasure hunt on Avenyn
The popular concept Hittaut (Swedish for “Find your way outdoors”), where you hunt for checkpoints and compete for a wide selection of prizes, has landed on the main boulevard Avenyn! There will be 25 different checkpoints starting on March 27, and by registering the code on them you can win everything from king size shrimp sandwiches and easter eggs, to concert and mini golf tickets.
Collect your free map at the main entrance to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center, A43 Coffee, Pressbyrån Valand or Trädgårdsföreningen.