Gothenburg or Goteborg is a beautiful port city in West Sweden. My first taste of Scandinavia as this was the most affordable place to visit on a very busy Bank holiday weekend. Most people relate ‘Stockholm’ to Sweden. Of course it is the capital city, however it is awfully expensive and can sometimes be too crowded to enjoy Sweden.
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and is soon emerging on the tourist scene as its relatively cheaper and not too touristy yet. A very good option to feel Sweden. Perfectly makes a spot for an alternate to Stockholm.
I could not do much research prior to traveling so I was there with a much open mind to explore and discover.
Gothenburg is a lovely city. Its vast green spaces will be the first to impress you. Wide and clean roads, tree line boulevards, pastel colored houses neatly lining the streets, quaint cafes and a lovely ‘Gota’ river in the middle of the city.
There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in the city depending on your budget. However no place will be dirt cheap as its an expensive country. I stayed at Slottsskogen Hostel which was quite good with options of dorm and private rooms. I stayed in a private room(140 GBP for three nights) with shared bathroom and a kitchen which made it convenient to get takeaways and food from nearby store. The location was fantastic as well. Irrespective of where you stay, the excellent tram and bus network will keep you connected to the city center.
From airport to the city, the best way to travel is buy a ticket from the airport coach/bus. Its called FlygBus. If you are certain of your return date, then buy a return ticket which is for 195 kr. The bus driver will also give you a tram ticket which you can use from the stop at which you get down from Flygbus to travel to your final destination.
In the city to travel, best to buy a 1-3 days travel card. With that you can use trams, bus and boats(only the ones operated by same company). Strongly recommend you to download the app Vasttrafik on your phone. This will be a total life saver.
There are quite a lot of things to do and see in Gothenburg from Amusement park to hiking up a small hill to visiting the islands of Western Sweden. My next post will be dedicated to this subject only.
Gothenburg did not come to me as a typical touristy place. I don’t mean to say that it is boring or does not have any activities to do. If you are looking for palaces, old towns, funiculars, opulent cathedrals, cobbled streets, you may be set in for some disappointment.
If a slow relaxed quiet place with plenty of green spots and cafes excite you, this is the place for you. If you want to escape the touristy crowds of selfie sticks and spend some quality ‘ME’ time, this is the place for you. If you want to have some nicest coffee in Europe and some amazing seafood, this is the place for you. If grey skies do not intimidate you and some strong summer sun brightens you up, this is the place for you.
If like me, the idea of ‘Doing Nothing’ is relaxing to you as well, then head to Gothenburg!
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