Located on the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg has a city pulse with nature on its doorstep. It’s known for its friendly locals, and no wonder—living in such a charming town right by the sea would make anyone cheerful and welcoming. Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf and quickly established itself as an important commercial fishing hub. Though the city has modernized over the centuries to focus on other industries—it’s the birthplace of Volvo cars, for example—its proud fishing heritage remains.
There’s no better place to get your hands on high-quality seafood than these shores. You’ll be spoilt for choice thanks to its wide array of restaurants – from fine dining establishments to casual eateries, many of which focus on locally sourced fish and seafood.
As a relatively small city packed with all the highlights of a major international destination – culture, shopping, world-class restaurants, and stunning nature – Gothenburg is ideal for either a weekend city break or a longer stay as there’s plenty to see and do in and around town.