Gothenburg is the perfect place for anyone looking to return home with a suitcase full of clothing, interior, souvenirs and vintage treasures. The city is big enough to house international chain stores, high-end design shops and independent boutiques, and still small enough that you can easily figure out what is where. So, put on your walking shoes and grab a cup of coffee before heading into the city center for an all-day shopping excursion.
Explore the Norstan mallJump aboard the ferry right next to the hotel and head to the Norstan mall, which is the largest shopping center in Scandinavia. The shopping center is home to more than 200 shops, all located under one roof. Browse to find the latest in fashion, interior, electronics, toys and more, and do not forget to take a break at some of the many cafés and restaurants. In addition to a range of chain stores and designer brands, you should also check out the copious department store Femman, located in the middle of the center.
Gothenburg’s historic neighborhoodsJust outside the shopping center are a range of streets and neighborhoods packed with cafés and shops. Make sure to bring home clothing from popular Swedish brands like Nudie Jeans, Twist & Tango, H&M and Weekday, as well as international brands, vintage collections and unique designers. To find an assortment of independent boutiques and antique shops, visit the charming historical neighborhoods of Haga and Korsgatan, both full of cozy cafés and shops.
Take bus 16 from the hotel to Nordstan (6-minute commute).
Haga and Korsgatan
Take the river ferry Älvsnabbare or Älvsnabben to Rosenlund (4-minute commute). From there, it’s an enjoyable 10-minute walk to both Korsgatan and Haga.
After walking around city streets with hands full of shopping bags, head back to the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel in Gothenburg to relax in the rooftop wellness center, offering stunning views and extensive facilities.