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A girl spinning around on a cobbled street in Gothenburg, wearing a dress.
Find Us Lost in Gothenburg, West Sweden, Gothenburg
Photo: Find Us Lost

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Gothenburg. It’s a little bit different…

Welcome to Gothenburg – the perfect city break. Creative and refreshingly unpretentious, Sweden’s second-largest city offers something for everyone.

From world-class eateries – drawing in visitors from round the world – to some of the most “Instagrammable” bars and pop-ups you’ll ever come across, Gothenburg is rightly labelled Sweden’s culinary capital.

Nowhere better encapsulates Sweden’s laid-back feel – nor Scandinavian style – than Gothenburg. Arguably Sweden’s most welcoming city, expect to immediately feel at home while you explore the city centre on foot, and its effortlessly trendy cafés and shops. 

A vibrant music and nightlife scene – including the famed Way Out West music festival – will keep your evenings busy, while the city also makes the perfect base for exploring Sweden’s exquisite West (locally known as “best”) coast.

"It is a unique destination that allows you to combine nature and the outdoors with city sightseeing and culture."
Jacob & Selena from Find Us Lost

Don’t miss:

  • Getting stuck into Fika culture! Try one of Sweden’s famed cinnamon buns at Cum Pane bakery for the authentic Fika experience
  • A trip to Liseberg amusement park where head-spinning rides, carousels and concerts are an essential part of summer
  • Feasting on seafood in Gothenburg’s “Fish Church”, or Feskekyrka food market and restaurant
  • The views across the city while taking a dip in the champagne pool in the famed Upper House
  • Shopping till you drop at one of Gothenburg’s fashionable boutiques featuring work from up-and-coming designers and artists
  • Some zen time at the Garden Society of Gothenburg (Trädgårdsföreningen) – one of the best preserved nineteenth-century parks in Europe
  • Feeding your inner culture vulture at the Gothenburg Museum of Art – housing collections dating back to the 1400s
  • Kicking back on the grassy banks of the canal and watching the world go by