Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

Sightseeing on a Paddan boat


One of the most enjoyable ways to explore Gothenburg is by going on a Paddan sightseeing tour along the city’s historic canals, which date back to the 1600s. Paddan is the name of the characteristic small, flat boats you see everywhere, showing you the city from the waterside. The trips depart from Kungsportsplatsen, which is only a ten-minute walk from the hotel. From there, local tour guides will be on hand to share their knowledge of the city's history and culture with you, as the boat makes its way around the waterways.
 

Experience Gothenburg by boat

Gothenburg’s harbor is the longest in Sweden and has played a major role in the development of the city over the years. Come and see these beautiful canals and all that surrounds them first hand on a boat tour. The Paddan boats make their way under about 20 bridges and pass by the Opera House, the Eriksberg neighborhood, the docks and give you amazing views of the harbor. One of the highlights is the ‘cheese slicer’ bridge, so called because it is very low. Such a trip is a must for anyone looking to get a feel for the city and its waterways at a leisurely pace.
 

Hop-on, hop-off

Trips like these have been running on the canals since 1939, and are one of the most popular things to do for visitors and locals alike. When on the boat, you can choose to hop off and discover nearby areas a little further. Areas like the Haga District are wonderful to stroll through, so grab yourself an all-day ticket so you can explore it all at your own pace.
 
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg is the best place to recharge tired batteries after a day spent sightseeing this charming city. A departure port is walking distance from the hotel, so if you are planning on setting out by boat, ask the reception for instructions on how to get there.