Valentine’s Day trips and activities

During Valentine’s Day, it is the perfect time to treat yourself to some everyday luxury. To elevate your celebration of love, a romantic activity might just be the perfect thing!

One of the most classic Valentine’s Day-gifts to give your loved ones are delicious chocolate. Why not take it a step further this year and think outside of the chocolate box? At Storm & Bille Chokladfabrik, tastings and guided tours of the chocolate factory are held every Wednesday from 11 January to 29 March. The tour begins with a sampling of Storm & Bille’s tasty homemade hot chocolate, which is followed by a guided tour of the factory with a step-by-step account of the chocolate production process. The tour then concludes with a tasting of all their varieties of chocolate. Read more about the tour and the tasting here!

Get a taste of the West Coast winter wonder idyll on a tour of the archipelago with Kastor Boat Trips, which departs from Hönö Klåva in the northern archipelago.

Craving even more of the romantic West Coast idyll? In the southern archipelago, at the picturesque hotel Kajkanten Vrångö, they offer Kajkanten’s Cold bath package, which includes, among other things, a wood-burning sauna, hot tub, sea bathing on Kajkanten’s floating sauna, lodging in a cosy boathouse, and seafood box delivered directly from Hamnkrogen Lotsen. In other words, a true West Coast Valentine’s Day experience!

Tjolöholms slott keeps both the castle and their restaurant, Storstugan, open every day during the week of love. To put a fairy-tale-like twist on the romantic experience and get to enjoy the picturesque and cultural-historical environment to the fullest, you can book accommodation at Tjolöholm’s estate. More information about accommodation and booking here.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily soley evolve around roses and chocolate. For those who are less keen on stereotypical romantic activities and more interested in insightful cultural experiences, the Gothenburg Museum of Art is hosting the special exhibition Glöm din dröm (Forget Your Dream) during Valentine’s Day. Throughout history, love and ideas surrounding it have taken different forms. In art, there are numourus examples of love, loneliness, norms, and breaking norms. The exhibition is held at 17:00 on 14 February and is included in the entrance ticket. However, there is a limited number of places, and it is therefore good to be there in good time.

Enjoy a candlelit dinner or your favourite wine

Food and love go together, it’s a no-brainer, so why not visit one of the many great restaurants in Gothenburg this Valentine’s Day? Indulge in a three-course meal at a gourmet restaurant or grab a glass of wine and a snack at one of the city’s cosy wine bars.

Go for a Valentine’s walk among wooden houses and wintery parks.

Discover romantic spots and charming city walks

From the tranquil archipelago to the tropical Palmhouse and the quaint streets of Haga, Gothenburg is without a doubt a romantic place to visit. We asked the people of Gothenburg as well as visitors for their favourite spots around the city, added a couple of our own favourites and created the guide below.

How about a Valentine’s stay?

Treat yourself to a quiet night, far from your everyday stress, and check in at one of the many cosy hotels in Gothenburg. There is something for every taste here, and many of the hotels offer special Valentine’s package deals.

At the cosy boutique hotel Flora, they offer a Valentine’s Day celebration on the 14 February that starts with a welcome pack waiting in your room including sparkling wine and chocolates from Konditori Kampanilen. In addition, there is also a three-course dinner in their restaurant Södra Larm Bar & Bistro, overnight stay, and breakfast buffet included in the Valentine’s Day offer.

Hotel Riverton, with one of Gothenburg’s best views, are going all-in with their Valentine’s Day package, which includes champagne, roses, chocolate, dinner, and overnight stay. And if more icing on the already grand Valentine’s Day cake is wanted, admission to their Serenity Spa can be added to the package.

At Gothia Towers you can celebrate love all week, from 14–20 February, with spa, drinks combined with an amazing view and romantic dinners. Read more about The Week of Love at Gothia Towers here.

Did you know Gothenburg has a Feng shui certified hotel? Avalon, at Kungsportsplatsen, have put in extra thought when it comes to lighting, scents, and sounds. Their Lovecation package includes both champagne with fruit and truffles upon arrival in the room, as well as an overnight stay and a luxurious breakfast buffet.

At Hotel Bellora you can celebrate love every Sunday with the package deal Valentino Sundays – an all-you-can-treat day with dinner, overnight stay, a crackling fireplace, and Italian breakfast.

At Emmamalena you’ll find timeless fashion and jewellery inspired by the Gothenburg archipelago. Credit: Emmamalena

Can’t buy me love? One can try!