Top 10 Things to Do in Gothenburg

Are you traveling to Gothenburg? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Gothenburg as a tourist!

The Art Museum

The Art Museum in Gothenburg has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide for its impressive Scandinavian collections from the 1400s and onwards. The museum has a Nordic profile, but also French and Dutch art including Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rembrandt.

The Archipelago of Gothenburg

From central Gothenburg, one can reach smooth and sunbathe-friendly cliffs, picturesque fishing villages, and incredibly beautiful coastal scenery in less than an hour. Around the archipelago, there are plenty of activities where fishing trips, seal safaris, boat trips, and lovely coastal and dining experiences are just a few of them.


During the summer months, a visit to Liseberg is mandatory when you’re in Gothenburg. This beautiful amusement park offers fast-, wonderful-, and exciting rides for the whole family. Here they also have concerts and lots of fun for the entire family. During Christmas season Liseberg once again comes alive and is held open for a huge Christmas market, different Christmas shows, and winter friendly rides for you to enjoy as well!

Liseberg is with no doubt one of the best things to do in Gothenburg if you’re traveling with your kids!


Feskekôrka is one of Gothenburg’s most famous attractions and is an old food market. This food hall was opened in 1874 and is today still selling the same delicious delicacies. The beautiful church-inspired building accommodates an entire indoor market where you can buy daily fresh seafood delicacies.


Haga is no doubt Gothenburg’s most charming neighborhood and has plenty of cozy cafes, shops, and excellent restaurants. Here you can stroll along the main street “Haga Nygata” and have a look at the typical governor houses and shops with antiques, tea, spices, and clothes.

Seal Safari on Hönö

Seal safari on Hönö is an outdoor activity that cannot be missed during your stay in Gothenburg. Here you get to go around the island by boat and visit the different places where the seals usually at. This excursion is perfect for the whole family, and the best part is that you also get some sightseeing through the archipelago in the bargain.

One of the top things to do in Gothenburg if you enjoy being out in nature!


Behind the Gustav Adolf Square is the old “Crown Hall” from the 1600s, which is one of the oldest and best-preserved buildings in the city. Kronhuset was formerly a warehouse for military uniforms and war materials but is now a famous handicraft center. In the small huts, there’s a glassblower, a watchmaker, a cute pastry shop, pottery, a candy store and also a leather workshop.


In southwestern Gothenburg, one will find the beautiful and large castle forest that covers 137 hectares. Slottsskogen has many beautiful walking paths and a variety of activities that suits the whole family. Sports activities are something that you also will find here. In the Castle Forest, you can try sports such as Frisbee-Golf, Mini Golf and also Beach Volleyball.

Also make sure to take the opportunity to visit the cool observation tower that provides a fantastic view of the city!

Universeum – Avoid this attraction

We at do not support attractions that use animals for entertainment. Universeum is, unfortunately, one of the most popular things to do in Gothenburg, and that’s why we have included this “attraction” in this list. The reason why we mention this place is to inform you about how wrong it is. Universeum is a zoo that keeps both marine animals and tropical animals behind bars. These animals are meant to live in the wild, not in captivity.

Imagine yourself being in their position. You’re locked up in the same place all day, and there’s almost always people around who talks loud and watch your every move. Always remember; if it’s not ok towards humans, it’s not ok towards animals.

Please, do not support any activities that involve animals while traveling the world.


Right in the center of Gothenburg lies the famous Avenue “Avenyn,” the city’s own entertainment street. Here you will find a good mix of popular shops and attractions such as the art museum, the city theater, the concert hall and the cool statue of Poseidon. In addition to great shopping and plenty of attractions, there’s also a great selection of restaurants and cafes, which lies close to each other along the street.

If you want to experience the nightlife of Gothenburg, then it’s to Avenyn that you should head for! Here you’ll find some of the biggest and most popular clubs and bars on town!

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