Romantic Getaways

Treat yourself to a quiet night away from home, check in at one of the many hotels in Gothenburg and just relax. For that little extra treat, try one the incredible boutique hotels in the city, three of which (Upper HousePigalle and Avalon) were ranked 1, 2 and 3 in Sweden by Tripadvisors traveller’s choice 2019.

There are, of course, lots of other options – here are our lists of hotels and hostels in Gothenburg, with something for every taste and budget.

Are you looking for complete relaxation? Check out the various spas in Gothenburg, which range from traditional venues to cutting-edge establishments.


From Heavy Metal to Opera

Make your stay in Gothenburg even better by enjoying some top-notch live music.

On February 7–8, Melodifestivalen, the Swedish competition for Eurovision Song Contest, enters Scandinavium. It's one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, and you can choose between the rehearsals on Friday, the matinee on Saturday and the live broadcast on Saturday night.

Into some heavier tunes? Don't miss out when Norwegian black metal legend Abbath visits Trädgår'n on February 14.

The Göteborg Opera offers a new interpretation of the musical Oliver! and Puccini's classical opera La Bohème.

You'll find more events in our events calendar.


Can’t Buy Me Love? One Can Try!

There are plenty of exciting shops and malls to visit in Gothenburg, and you'll find everything from unique local design to international brands here. During Valentine’s week there’ll be special offers aplenty around town, so bring someone you like and go on a heartfelt shopping spree in Gothenburg.

Homely neighbourhood Haga is perfect for a quiet shopping stroll and a Swedish "fika". Sit down and relax with a giant cinnamon bun as you watch people pass by on the cobbled streets. About to get married? Remanns högtidskläder has the dress, or suit, of your dreams.

Gothenburg's main boulevard, Kungsportsavenyn, is a given stop during the week. Here you can indulge in beauty treatments for yourself or someone you love, experience the cordial atmosphere or enjoy a tasty dinner. Read more at

Right beside Kungsportsavenyn, you'll find Södra vägen where decorations, sweets and hearty offers brighten the neighbourhood during Valentine's Week.

Need a break from shopping? Stop by Arkaden or Nordstan on February 12–15 for another session of Gbg Talks, the event that lets you get to know a total stranger. With custom made questions and a cosy setting, you're guaranteed an exciting filterless conversation. Do you have the guts to try?


Candlelit Dinners – and More

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

The beautiful archipelago boat M/S Göteborg offers a marine themed Valentine's Day onboard. Book a table and enjoy the three course Valentine's menu (gratinated langoustines, fresh catch of the day with the season's vegetables and chocolate terrine with raspberry coulis) or pop by for a glass and a snack from 5 pm. Read more at Strömma's website

Looking for a luxury option? Go for one of the six restaurants with a star in Guide Michelin.


Friendship and Lovable Art

Younger visitors will love Alfie Atkins' Cultural Centre, especially during Valentine's week. February 8–March 1 is Friendship Week at Alfie's place, with two theatrical performances presented daily. Who's saving Alfons Åberg? is about the importance of friendships. You can also speed up your heart in jumpy disco dancing or a hearty singsong. This is in addition to the regular program featuring story times, balloon folding, and more.

Planning to tie the knot? Do your research at Gunnebo's Wedding Event on February 14.

Talk about love through art at Gothenburg Musuem of Art! Together with the museum guide, you will admire works from different periods and discuss the ever-changing concept of love.

Göteborg Natural History Museum stays open late at night on February 13 for a deep dive into the sea. The museum's marine biologist Kennet Lundin presents expected, and not so expected, examples of sex life beneath the surface.

You'll find more events in our events calendar.


Romantic Spots in Gothenburg

From the tranquil archipelago to the tropical Palmhouse and the quaint streets of Haga, Gothenburg is without a doubt a romantic place to visit. In addition to that, there is a new light-up heart in the city. The Instgram-friendly figue is located at Lejontrappan, next to Brunnsparken, and has become a popular spot to eternalise with a photo. 

We asked the people of Gothenburg and visitors to share their favourite spots around the city. We added a couple of our own favourites and created a guide to Romantic spots in Gothenburg.

There are, of course, many other spots to discover. You may want to check out or suggested walks for instance.