Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

Sightseeing at Paddan

One of the most enjoyable ways to see Gothenburg is by going on a Paddan sightseeing tour along the city’s historic canals which date back to the 1600s.

The trips depart from Kungsportsplatsen, which guests staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Gothenburg can walk to in under ten minutes. From there, local tour guides will be on hand to share their knowledge of Gothenburg’s history and culture as the boat makes its way around Gothenburg’s waterways.

Seeing Gothenburg by boat
Gothenburg’s harbour is the longest in Sweden and has played a major role in the development of the city over the years. A Paddan sightseeing boat will go under some 20 bridges and take in the Gothenburg Opera House, Eriksberg, the docks and amazing views of the harbour. One of the highlights is the ‘cheese slicer’ bride — so called because it is so low. A trip on Paddan’s boats is a must for anyone looking to get a feel for Gothenburg and its harbour at a leisurely pace.

Paddan sightseeing trips along the canals have been running since 1939, and are one of the most popular things to do in Gothenburg. Some areas like the Gothenburg’s Haga district are worth exploring in more depth, so visitors can easily hop off the boat and get back on later with an all-day ticket.

City centre Gothenburg hotel
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg is the best place to recharge tired batteries after a day spent on a Paddan sightseeing tour. The Atrium Bar & Restaurant is always buzzing with activity and serves delicious food made from the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. This upscale Gothenburg hotel has a pool, Jacuzzi, masseuse and sauna which will soon have guests feeling completely relaxed and ready to see what else Gothenburg has to offer.