Food and fika

The Swedish fika culture has been widely known during the past years. Sitting down with a friend, having a coffee and a sweet treat is deeply rooted in the culture’s DNA. In Gothenburg there are many cosy cafes where you can relax. There are also five Michelin starred restaurants and many other acclaimed restaurants. If you care for some lunch, you can bring your own lunch box and fill it up in a way of reducing disposable waste.


Gothenburg is one of the greenest hotel cities in the world, approximately 95 % of all the hotels are environmentally friendly. It is easy to sleep with a good conscience here. The hotels of Gothenburg are not just sustainable – the three best hotels in Sweden according to Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award 2019 are in Gothenburg. The top three hotels are Upper House, Hotel Pigalle and Avalon Hotel. Almost everything is close at hand here, therefore, it is not hard to find accommodation in the central parts.


The circular economy is only getting bigger, and in Gothenburg you’ll find many different stores selling second hand and vintage clothes and where you can rent or loan clothes, sports gear and outdoor equipments etc.


Take a bicycle tour, enjoy parks and gardens or pick some fruit in one of the public fruit groves. There are endless opportunities to explore Gothenburg in a sustainable way.


Gothenburg is a pocket-sized metropolis – you’ll find almost everything within walking distance. If you want to get around the city with public transport you can still do it with a good conscience, it is run almost entirely on renewable energy.

Travel and climate

How you travel and how you live on the destination has a big impact on the climate. We have in collaboration with others created a tool to calculate the emissions from different accommodation and transport types.

Your choices makes a different. You will for instance produce seven times more Co2 emissions if you fly from Copenhagen to Gothenburg rather than taking the train.

Go to and see for yourself how you can optimise your trip based on Co2 emissions. If you want to read more about Göteborg & Co's work on sustainability and our prizes you can go to our website at