The beautiful Scandinavian city nobody thinks to visit
This Scandinavian city is on few British travel itineraries. Make it your first stop for culture and cafés this summer.
West Sweden: Food Stories
"It was my first time in Sweden and I am completely floored by the amount of great food this country has to offer."
36 hours in Gothenburg, Sweden
Jazz, street murals, distinctive architecture and world-class breweries in Sweden’s second-largest city.
25 of Scandinavia’s best secret summer islands
A new twice-daily ferry takes an hour from Gothenburg city centre to its southern archipelago, making it possible to combine lazy days with busy, bar-hopping nights.
5 reasons why Sweden is the perfect EuroPride host
"It’ll be the first time two cities co-host the event, with Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden’s two largest cities sharing the honour."
Ten Places to Visit In Gothenburg, Sweden
"Gothenburg is a charming city, the second largest found on the West coast of Sweden, famous for stylish design, elks and Volvo cars – yes they have their headquarters in Gothenburg, in case you were interested to know!"
Wandering the Coolest Neighborhood in Sweden’s Second City
"Sweden’s charming low-key west coast hub, Gothenburg, actually lives up to its reputation as the “Little London” of Scandinavia thanks to one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Haga."
Gothenburg: Second city, zero compromise
"Gothenburg’s planners are unafraid to confront the hard questions about MICE innovation as they embark on a series of new builds."
West Sweden and the design shops of Gothenburg
"There’s so much to share that I’m going to break it down into cinnamon-bun bite-sized portions, starting today with a run-down of the amazing and trendiest design shops we visited in Gothenburg on day 1."
DESIGN TOUR : A la visite de l’Ouest de la Suède
"Le design scandinave nous parle à tous. En effet, issu des pays nordiques célèbres pour leurs aurores boréales, leur climat, leurs mois obscurs, leurs montagnes, forêts et lacs étendus à perte de vue, le design scandinave apparait comme une représentation de cette richesse naturelle. "
Your complete guide to Gothenburg, Sweden
"Located on the coast of West Sweden on an archipelago of 20 islands, the seaside city of Gothenburg is a fishing and trade powerhouse that’s quickly becoming a leader in European art and culture. With quaint cobblestone streets, stunning canals, and dozens of museums and restaurants to enjoy, here are some of our must-try experiences in one of our favorite cities on the planet."
Risk Takes Sweden
“From the archipelagos of Stockholm, the shopping of Gothenburg, to kayaking in the West Coast in the town of Grundsund, Swedish Summer is diverse in more aspects than one.”
Why Gothenburg should be your next European city break
“But Sweden’s second city is actually a ray of sunshine: friendly, funny, multicultural (23 percent of people living here weren’t born in the country) and on the thrilling cusp of massive expansion.”
"Göteborg, a port city on Sweden’s southwest coast, may be geographically closer to Oslo and Copenhagen than Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm, but it is definitely a Swedish city. The city government is green and eco-friendly; office workers follow the traditional Swedish custom of the latemorning fika (coffee with cinnamon buns); and Volvo, headquartered in Göteborg since its founding 90 years ago, remains one of Sweden’s most admired companies."
10 Things to Do in Gothenburg, Sweden
"From nautical adventures to cozy meals, and from thrill rides to nature walks, there’s an abundance of things to do in Gothenburg. Goteborg, Sweden’s second largest city, may have a name that’s almost impossible for foreigners to pronounce—it sounds something like “Yuteyorgha” to untrained ears (foreigners can stick to the anglicized Gothenburg)—but its abundance of fun is familiar to all."
Cool Alternatives To 6 Popular City Break Destinations
"Less famous, more original: switch up your next city break destination. Paris too crowded? What about Lyon as a city that’s no less cultured and romantic? Stockholm too expensive? Why not visit Gothenburg for its cool urban scene and amazing fresh seafood? We look at six authentic alternatives to the more obvious city break destinations."
Gothenburg Will Be Your New Favorite European City
"Situated along an archipelago on the western coast, Sweden’s second largest city has been a hidden gem in the travel world for years. With half the population as Stockholm (and roughly 10% cheaper than it as well), Gothenburg is making second place cool again."
7 Reasons You Must Add Gothenburg to Your Bucket List
"I knew I would love Gothenburg after reviewing the official visitor site and seeing so many different things that I enjoy highlighted, but it was not until I arrived and started exploring in person that I realized how truly wonderful this city is."
The NYLON Guide To Gothenburg, Sweden
"Sure Gothenburg might not be as big as Stockholm, but don’t call it Sweden’s second city. For years, Gothenburg has been known as the capital’s artsy cousin—where start-ups, creatives, and students can all thrive at costs lower than in the capital. It’s also, unsurprisingly, a great place to vacation for fans of ocean air, music, fashion, and food. (That’s all of us, right?) Plus it’s walkable! Strap on your sneakers—here’s a few Gothenburg hot spots worth checking out."
City guide: Gothenburg, Sweden
"Stylish, serene and warmer than a freshly baked cinnamon bun, Sweden’s second-largest city bursts into life in the summer. Bars overflow onto the streets, restaurants stay open late and the docks fill with locals stocking little boats with camping supplies for a weekend of island hopping."
The world's 27 most hipster neighbourhoods
“Gothenburg’s most historical district is also the city’s coolest, with its share of beanie hat-wearing, striped and checked shirt-clad young folk sauntering past trendy jeans shops, arty home design boutiques and plenty of outdoor cafes for a fika (a coffee break) on its cobbled streets.”
Gothenburg: Going green in Sweden's wildest city
"Long neglected by tourists in favour of Stockholm, this coastal city has become increasingly popular with Britons in recent years, in large part because of its garden scene."
Why Sweden's second city - Gothenburg - is a must-visit
"Sweden’s second-largest city is often overshadowed by the capital, Stockholm. But the popularity of Gothenburg—birthplace of Volvo (and Alicia Vikander), home to Michelin-star restaurants, picturesque architecture, sophisticated bar culture, renowned galleries and art museums, and designer shops—has exploded in the last few years."
48 hours in Gothenburg: hotels, restaurants and places to visit
"Sweden’s second city, a civilised, stylish port on the south-west coast, is worth visiting at any time of year but comes alive in autumn with festivals and Halloween excess."
Gothenburg voted world's most sociable city
"Gothenburg has been named the world’s most sociable city, according to a new study looking into the social behaviour and attitudes of residents in 39 destinations."
A Gay Atheist Enters Gothenburg Cathedral — And Finds An Antidote To Darkness
"While there are many beautiful holiday traditions throughout Sweden, the Saint Lucia processions and concerts are the most beautiful reminder that, invariably, light will vanquish the darkness."
The 12 Ways of Christmas in Gothenburg and West Sweden
"In keeping with the city’s affable reputation, holiday choirs serenade shoppers in Gothenburg’s numerous picturesque, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, while the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants offer their own interpretations of the traditional “Julbord” Christmas buffet table."
Kreative Hafenstadt mit viel Natur
"Göteborg (ausgesprochen: Jöteborj) ist eine moderne Hafenmetropole mit unzähligen Freizeitmöglichkeiten, breitem Kulturangebot und erstklassiger Gastronomie."
Åh Herregud! – A Swedish Seafood Odyssey.
"Spotless, uncluttered and purveying an innate sense of Nordic charm, the streets and open vistas of downtown Göteborg exude a relaxed and friendly welcome."
Why Gothenburg is Sweden's coolest city
"Hip pavement-side cafés, cutting-edge art exhibitions and shops rammed with fairtrade gear and antiques (…) I’m talking about Gothenburg: Sweden’s second city, and its coolest."
Deep in Volvo Land
"It’s the ultimate collaboration of technology and human ingenuity — and a good representation of the region’s values."
Swedish coffee culture: How to take a fika
"Autumn marks the end of Sweden’s brief but glorious summer, yet it’s still a great time to visit. Despite the notoriously fickle weather, moody skies provide an excellent excuse for hanging indoors, indulging in the Swedish tradition of a coffee break called fika. Along with its Scandinavian neighbors, Sweden is among the world’s top coffee consumers per capita, far exceeding the USA."
Viaggio a Göteborg, in Svezia, alla scoperta del giardino delle meraviglie
"La città ha dato il via al "Gothenburg Green World", un intero anno dedicato al verde, durante il quale si potranno ammirare installazioni d’arte e fioriture eccezionali in ogni parco, serra o giardino. Chi l’ha detto che il grande Nord è poco caldo e colorato?"
Garden Society of Gothenburg – Commitment to Green in the City
"One word that describes West Sweden perfectly, especially during summer, is “green.” The lush gardens in the cities, the green country side, the ecological lifestyle and the garden-to-table food concept. It’s all green. Gothenburg, the largest city of West Sweden, is also the home of Volvo factory, one of the very greenest car factories in the world."
Brännö island: Day trip from Gothenburg
"When we landed on Brännö, we were stunned by how beautiful and quiet it was. The ferry across was full, but people seemed to quickly disperse and we were left to wander through the car-free little roads by ourselves, taking it all in."
Exploring Gothenburg’s archipelagos
"Before visiting Gothenburg I didn’t know much about the archipelagos, or that they could be so easily reached from the city centre! I’m so glad we spent a day exploring these beautiful islands, and getting a glimpse at how the Swedish spend their summers."
Foodie fun in Gothenburg and West Sweden, in 10 easy steps
"The beautiful West Sweden, with Gothenburg as its gateway, is emerging as a hotspot for all things food. It’s gaining an international culinary reputation as the foodie capital of Scandinavia because of its passionate local producers, imaginative chefs and bounty of organic, natural produce."
Way Out West – Scandi mini-break for the musically minded
"With it I found an ideal occasion to immerse myself in the vibrant city that is Gothenburg, discover its people and nightlife, while also getting the chance to see dozens of topnotch acts in one go. Way Out West is basically the ultimate Scandinavian mini-break for the musically minded."
Way Out West Festival 2016 review, best bands and what we learnt from Gothenburg
"Hosting Massive Attack, Morrissey, PJ Harvey and an outrageous supporting cast, Getintothis’ Peter Guy and Vicky Pea go gallivanting in Gothenburg to see what the fuss is about at Way Out West."
Gothenburg photo diary
"To explore Gothenburg, I would recommend just going out and getting lost (this isn't me trying to justify the fact that we actually did just get lost). Either walk - which is what we did - cycle or hop on and off the trams. Within about ten minutes of exploring I remember turning to Karen and going, 'oh yes, I very much like it here'."
"Sweden’s second city is like the cooler, laid-back kid sister of more established Stockholm. Small wonder it’s known as Little London, says Imogen Lepere.2
West Coast Sweden – 3 Day Itinerary
"If you’re going to travel the West Coast of Sweden, you’re bound to be going through Gothenburg sooner or later. If you’re in search of nature, you may be tempted to skip the city and head straight to the coast – but believe us, Gothenburg is a really pleasant place for a wander, especially if it’s a sunny day."