Summer with the family

In Gothenburg there are lots of activities for kids of all ages – check out our summer guide filled to the brim with classics and new stuff. We also made a guide to restaurants that kids (and their parents) seem to be especially fond of.

Are your kids climbing the walls at home? Then Fysiken’s climbing camps for 6–15-year-olds might be welcome news! During the pandemic, many have welcomed a four-legged family member to their homes, and of course we also have a guide to Gothenburg’s most dog-friendly places.

The Gothenburg archipelago has plenty of experiences waiting for you this summer. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

Summer in the archipelago

Discover Gothenburg from the water with Let’s boat’s electric rental boats. Credit: Happy Visuals

Summer sightseeing

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere at one of Gothenburg’s many outdoor bars this summer. Credit: Hugo Hall

Summer bites and drinks in the sun

Gothenburg is famous for its warm and chilled-out atmosphere, and during the summer you get the best of it at the city’s lively outdoor bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find our guides to charming outdoor areas and rooftop bars with stunning views. There are also plenty of delis and parks for those who are up for a picnic!

Hot and sunny weather? Cool off with an ice cream from one of the city’s popular ice cream cafes – dominated by homemade ice cream and locally sourced ingredients.

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Upper House is one of the luxury spas in Gothenburg where you can relax this summer.

Summer indulgence

Boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive wines, freshly caught seafood and luxurious spa experiences – in Gothenburg there are plenty of opportunities to indulge. In this guide we’ve listed lots of ways to pamper yourself this summer!

Gothenburg Culture Festival, in a hybrid format, is one of many events you can enjoy this summer.

Summer events

As the restrictions are lifted, more and more events pop up in our calendar, and there is something to please everyone.

Sport enthusiasts can choose between challenges like Öl-loppet and Ötillö swimrun; nature lovers can explore the winding history of hops; kids can climb aboard Maritiman’s ships and try out the tree huts at Nääs slott; and those into art and music can enjoy Styrsö Art Exhibition and the hybrid festival Gothenburg Culture Festival.

You’ll find even more options in our events calendar!