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Gothenburg, Sweden’s vibrant second city, is consistently growing in popularity as a tourist destination. As such, there are now numerous daily flights into the city, making it easier than ever to visit.
Gothenburg is under two hours from European capitals such as London, Amsterdam and Berlin, with direct flights available from many major cities. Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport offers around 90 routes to destinations across Europe, meaning the city can be easily accessed from other parts of the continent.
Plan your journey into Gothenburg by picking a flight to one of its three airports. Gothenburg-Landvetter, located about 30 minutes east of the city, is the major transport hub in southwest Sweden and has direct flights to major cities throughout Europe. Shuttle buses run from the airport directly into the city centre.
Gothenburg City Airport, just over 15 kilometres north of the centre, is slightly closer but has fewer services to the continent. A number of budget airlines, including Ryanair and Wizz Air, fly into Gothenburg City Airport, and a coach service to and from the city operates on a timetable that is designed to fit in with the schedule of arriving and departing flights. Alternatively, taxis and limousine services can also be arranged.
The third airport near to Gothenburg is the small Trollhättan-Vänersborg, about an hour north of the city. Flights here go to and from Bromma in Stockholm. Fly to Trollhättan-Vänersborg for easy access to the lakes and hills around the pretty town of Vänersborg.
Gothenburg is one of Europe’s most exciting cities. It packs in all the museums, parks and venues you could want from a city destination, but with fewer crowds and a relaxed vibe. Wander around charming, laid-back neighbourhoods such as historic Haga and riverside Majorna, which showcase both the city’s industrial past and its stylish present.
Culture vultures flying to Gothenburg will find plenty of suitable entertainment. Head for the Gothenburg Museum of Art to see a range of paintings and sculptures by world masters and Swedish artists. Next door is the Concert Hall and the City Theatre, which host plays, orchestral music and big-name bands throughout the year. Other cultural highlights inclue the City Museum, Röda Sten and Gothenburg Opera.
A huge range of good local restaurants and fine dining options make Gothenburg a delectable destination for foodies – particularly those who enjoy seafood. It’s also a city that is passionate about coffe. The quintessentially Swedish concept of a ‘fika’, or coffee break, is an essential component of Gothenburg life.
Gothenburg is also home to a number of superb family-friendly attractions. Book a family flight to Gothenburg to discover the Universeum, an interactive museum with recreated microclimates; the thrilling rollercoasters of Liseberg Amusement Park; the fascinating Maritima Museum, based in a fleet of ships; and the menagerie of Nordic animals in Castle Forest.
Catch the next flight to Gothenburg to enjoy the many charms of a city that promises world-class museums, unbeatable Swedish cuisine and entertainment for all ages.