The easiest and cheapest way to visit Gothenburg’s top attractions is by booking on a Hop-on Hop-off bus and boat tour. Start with a stroll up the central boulevard of Avenyn, the city’s busiest shopping street, then hop on a boat at Kungsportsplatsen for a scenic cruise along the city’s canal ways. Next stop is the Lilla Bommen harbor, where you can admire the striking Gothenburg Opera House, take in the views from the Lipstick skyscraper and enjoy lunch on the deck of the Barken Viking ship.
Gothenburg lies just a few kilometers from the Kattegat sea so make the most of the rugged coastline with a cruise around the Southern archipelago, a group of islands located just 30 minutes out of the city. Pay a visit to the historic island fortress of Nya Älvsborg along the way, then enjoy kayaking off the coast of Asperö island, swimming at the beaches of Styrsö island, or hiking and bird-watching on the nature reserve of Vrangö island.