If you are renting a cabin in the area of Gothenburg, expect an environment that is characterized by the west coast of Sweden, with the archipelago's cobs, skerries and islands. Explore marinas and islands adorned with charming cottages and boathouses, an idyll of the ocean. Eat seafood and stroll the streets of Gothenburg among outdoor cafes and shopping, with a throng of metropolitan environment and tourist attractions.
With almost 1 million inhabitants, Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, only Sweden's capital, Stockholm is larger.
Gothenburg is at its best during the summer time with all the wonderful outdoor cafes and warm fresh ocean breezes. Stroll along the Avenue, stop at a nice restaurant for a bite to eat or have a coffee at a cozy café. You can buy fresh seafood from Feskekôrka, for you to prepare in your cabin. There are also many restaurants where you can buy good seafood. Gothenburg is a large city and offers shopping, museums and activities for all tastes.
Despite its size, Gothenburg has a slightly calmer and more pleasant pace than, for example, Stockholm.
If you are going to rent a cabin in the Gothenburg archipelago, you will reach the cabin via a bridge if there is one. Otherwise it is via ferry or archipelago boats that you will get to your cabin. If the cabin has a boat or if a boat can be rented nearby then you can get around on your own, fish and visit uninhabited islands and skerries.
The archipelago in Gothenburg offers a real Swedish west coast experience. Get around with the help of archipelago boats and the various archipelago tours that depart from the port of Gothenburg. In the Gothenburg archipelago you can visit small pleasant guest harbors with boathouses, cottages, shops and restaurants. Why not try ocean fishing, crab fishing, or enjoy a peaceful day in a kayak.
Here’s a list of some tourist attractions that we recommend for you.
If you are going to rent a cabin near Gothenburg and you bring your children along, then Liseberg is an obvious tourist destination. This amusement park is very central and offers lots of rides for all ages. Liseberg is Sweden’s and the Nordic region's largest amusement park.
Universeum is a science center located right next to Liseberg. Here you will explore many interesting subjects, everything from tropical animals to exciting exhibitions.
The Maritiman Ship Museum is located in Packhuskajen and offers excitement, new discoveries and adventures. Here you can visit different ships and submarines and learn about the history behind these.
The Gothenburg Botanical Garden houses about 16,000 different plants, this garden has two stars in the Michelin guide's tourist guide. Here you can stroll around among all the plants, in endless shapes and all the colors of the rainbow.
A popular tourist attraction is to take a sightseeing tour with the “Toad” that runs through Gothenburg's canals. During the tour you can listen and learn about Gothenburg's history, various buildings that you will pass and suggestions of interesting activities you can do in the city.
The magical time of Christmas is approaching in Sweden, a balancing act of hectic preparations and the coziness of Christmas is spreading in houses and homes. Have a peek at the Christmas Eve celebration that takes place in the cabin, and read about the Swedish traditions here.