Gothenburg is a charming city which entrances visitors with its friendly, laid-back atmosphere and intriguing history. However to enjoy one of the city’s most alluring attractions you should leave the city centre and visit the Gothenburg Archipelago.
Stretching into the sparkling seas off the Swedish coast, Gothenburg’s archipelago is one of the most attractive natural areas in Scandinavia. Whether visiting Sweden’s second city for the first time, or it is a returning visit, it always offers something new to visitors.
A Tale of Two Archipelagos
Like a string of jewels stretching out along the Swedish coastline, the Gothenburg archipelago is a wonderful area, dotted with picturesque villages and pristine beaches. The collection of islands is grouped into two clusters, each boasting its own unique character.
The northern cluster has sleepy harbours and delightful holiday homes and is a favourite amongst sailors. Meanwhile, the southern archipelago is car-free and best suited to relaxing walking trips along the meandering paths which criss-cross the area.
Striking sights by a beautiful city
Both sections of the archipelago are within easy reach of Gothenburg, and provide stunning views of the alluring landscape from the city. Indeed, the Gothenburg archipelago regularly dazzles the many runners taking part in the Göteborgsvarvet – the city’s famous half marathon run.
The Gothenburg Archipelago looks good enough to take the breath away from already breathless runners. Visitors enjoying the comfortable, stylish accommodation at the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg will find the area provides them with memories that will last a lifetime.