Fun Things To Do In Gothenburg On A Short City Break

Summer in Sweden is the perfect time for a short city break and with a wonderfully short flight from the UK, Gothenburg is the ideal destination!

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Take A Paddan Boat Tour of the City

The low, wide Paddan tour boats are an idyllic way to explore the city, and learn about the sights from a tour guide. The canal boat goes around most of the 17thCentury canals in the city, passing sightseeing hotspots, harbours, and passing under many beautiful bridges!

Kayak The Gothenburg Archipelago

While there are seal safaris, fishing, and island hopping tours available for visitors to explore this beautiful archipelago just an hour from Gothenburg, kayaking is arguably the best way to explore the area. There are guided tours available for all abilities, plus you can choose to add swimming or fishing to your paddling adventure.

Go To The Fish Church

Feskekôrka is a fish market with the architectural qualities of a church, hence the name! As well as drawing visitors who want to see this sublime building – an architectural experiment built in 1874, Feskekôrka is also the place to go for top quality fish and seafood that is as fresh as it gets.

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Explore The Universeum

This is Scandinavia’s largest science centre, a whopping 9,000 square metres of flora, fauna, and fun. Over seven levels there is room for a tropical rainforest, home to 25 metre tall kapok trees with a suspension bridge, a 1.4 million litre aquarium with sharks and rays, plus monkeys, sloths, and caimans to name just a few. It even has room for visitors to step into a space station.

Check Out The Parks And Gardens

Gothenburg is a compact city, which makes it easy to pass from one splendid public garden to another. The Botanical Garden is one of the largest in Europe, and close by is Slottsskogen, the main park in Gothenburg. Just outside of the city you’ll find historic estates with impressive garden spaces, open for the public to enjoy. Don’t forget that in Sweden there is a right to roam, so visitors can go and explore any open space, as long as they pay attention to the “do not disturb or destroy” policy that comes with it.

Visit Gothenburg Museum of Art

It just won the title Museum of the Year in Sweden thanks to its diverse art collection. So as well as being able to view Rubens, Munch, Picasso et al, visitors can expect a variety of workshops, temporary exhibitions and lectures over the three floors of this stunning museum.