Gothenburg is Sweden’s second city, and a must-see for gourmands and sailing enthusiasts. Yacht charter in Gothenburg offers the chance to discover the city’s fantastic archipelago, and try the region’s delicious seafood, with specialities such as shellfish.
This Swedish city is located on the North Sea coast, in the western part of the country, and has over 900,000 inhabitants. It has the largest port in all the Nordic countries, due to the fact that its waters never freeze. Boat hire is therefore an ideal option for any time of the year. Its port is also Sweden’s largest container port.
Apart from its exquisite cuisine and restaurants, and easy to navigate waterways, Gothenburg has witnessed in the last few years a surge in cultural capital. In addition to the Maritime Museum, located in the Majorna area of the city, which showcases the city’s maritime history, the Röhss Museum, Sweden’s only art and design museum is also located in the city. Gothenburg also has one of the few four-masted barques in the world; the Barken Viking, which is also reported to be the biggest sailing ship ever built in Scandinavia.
Enjoy the exceptional archipelago of Gothenburg, with its beaches and granite cliffs, a deep blue fishing paradise, full of fresh fish and shellfish, in addition to the charming docks and fishing villages where people gather in stores and restaurants. International sailing competitions and day excursions on ferries are complemented by kayaking, golf and the underwater safaris. The Gothenburg archipelago is full of stony beaches, ideal for hiking.
Gothenburg is famous for its fish and shellfish, the Smögen shrimp, lobster and oysters are renowned worldwide, and it is not strange to see a large number of boats participating in safaris around the many islands.
Gothenburg is without doubt, the ideal city for nautical enthusiasts. Renting a boat in Gothenburg however isn’t just for experts, but for anyone wanting to discover Sweden’s beautiful second city on a skippered yacht charter. Experiencing Gothenburg by boat is the best way to get to know the city and best experience Swedish culture. Book now!
Gothenburg has an Oceanic climate. In summer, there are highs of between 19-22ºC and lows of 10-13ºC. In winter highs range from 0-2ºC, with lows of between -2 and -4ºC. Rainfall is rather abundant in the region, with summer and autumn the rainiest seasons and spring the driest.
Gothenburg-Landvetter is Gothenburg’s main airport, located 25km away from the city. Gothenburg-City Airport is closer, located just 15km from the city.
The X2000 high-speed train runs between Gothenburg and Stockholm, and takes just 2 hours and 4 minutes. All long distance trains have 1st and standard classes, a restaurant car and a car for pets. Night trains usually have sleeper cars.
The Öresund bridge connects Copenhagen with Malmö, making your trip to Sweden by land even easier. The bridge toll depends on what kind of vehicle you’re travelling in; motorcycles have the lowest toll, whilst buses over 9 metres long have the highest.
Ferry connections to Sweden from neighbouring countries are frequent and reliable. Many lines offer significant concessions to pensioners, students and children, and in addition railcard holders often have access to discounted rates. Gothenburg has many sea connections, due to the importance of the sea in the Swedish culture.
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