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Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, located on the west coast of the country. It is the largest port in the Nordic region and the fifth largest port in Europe. The city is situated on the Göta älv river and has a total population of 559,838 according to the 2020 census.

Situated in the heart of Scandinavia, the city has a long and interesting history. Founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf, Gothenburg was originally a fortified town and trading center. During the 18th century, the city grew in importance as a major trading port, and it was the first city in Sweden to join the Hanseatic League.

The city is known for its rich cultural heritage and its vibrant atmosphere. As a major tourist destination, Gothenburg offers a wide variety of attractions and activities. The city is home to a number of museums, galleries, and theatres, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars. Gothenburg is also known for its lively music scene and its many festivals, such as the annual Gothenburg Culture Festival.

Gothenburg is a city of contrasts. The city's old town is a charming mix of cobblestone streets and colorful buildings, while modern Gothenburg is a bustling metropolis with a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The city is also home to a number of parks and green spaces, including the Slottsskogen park and the Botanical Garden.

The city is well connected to other parts of Sweden, as well as to the rest of Europe, by air, rail, and sea. Gothenburg is also home to the largest airport in Sweden, the Göteborg Landvetter Airport. The city is also home to the University of Gothenburg, one of the oldest universities in Sweden.

Overall, Gothenburg is a vibrant and exciting city with a long and interesting history. Its mix of modern and traditional attractions make it a great destination for visitors from all over the world.

Excursion tips for a day in Gothenburg

As a tourist in Gothenburg, Sweden, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Explore the cobblestone streets of Haga, the city’s oldest neighborhood.

2. Visit the world-renowned Gothenburg Museum of Art, where you can see works by Rembrandt and Picasso.

3. Take a stroll through the lush and tranquil Slottsskogen park.

4. Visit the historic Gothenburg City Hall, a beautiful example of 19th century architecture.

5. Enjoy the views from the top of the iconic Lilla Bommen Tower.

6. Take a boat ride along the canals of the Göta River.

7. Sample the local cuisine at one of the city’s many excellent restaurants.

8. Catch a performance at the Gothenburg Opera House.

9. Explore the exhibits at the Maritiman Maritime Museum.

10. Shop for unique souvenirs at Feskekörka, the city’s iconic fish market.

Experience Gothenburg with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Gothenburg. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Gothenburg

Gothenburg in Sweden has a temperate climate with mild summers and cold winters. During the spring months, temperatures range from 4-16 degrees Celsius and rain is common. During the summer months, temperatures range from 17-22 degrees Celsius and the days are generally sunny and warm. In the fall months, temperatures range from 6-12 degrees Celsius and there is a lot of rainfall. During the winter months, temperatures range from -2 to 4 degrees Celsius and snow is quite common.

Cruise weather for Gothenburg

Our weather forecast for Gothenburg helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 14.8 °C
15.8 m/s
35.6 m/s
78.9 %
20.1 m
86.4 %
1,009 hPa
04:34:02
22:01:04
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 14.1 °C
18.0 m/s
41.8 m/s
89.8 %
17.1 m
90.5 %
1,009 hPa
04:35:40
21:59:37
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 14.1 °C
9.7 m/s
24.5 m/s
91.0 %
20.5 m
80.5 %
1,011 hPa
04:37:20
21:58:06
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 15.3 °C
17.3 m/s
38.9 m/s
93.5 %
21.2 m
87.1 %
1,008 hPa
04:39:02
21:56:32
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 14.6 °C
18.0 m/s
40.3 m/s
71.3 %
24.1 m
77.0 %
1,015 hPa
04:40:47
21:54:55
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 13 °C
26.3 m/s
44.3 m/s
68.2 %
20.0 m
80.8 %
1,012 hPa
04:42:33
21:53:15
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 13.2 °C
27.0 m/s
45.4 m/s
65.1 %
22.7 m
78.6 %
1,010 hPa
04:44:21
21:51:32
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 14.1 °C
15.5 m/s
30.2 m/s
99.5 %
23.6 m
85.8 %
1,006 hPa
04:46:11
21:49:47
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 12.8 °C
18.4 m/s
24.2 m/s
38.7 %
22.1 m
82.3 %
1,004 hPa
04:48:02
21:47:59
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 11.8 °C
13.7 m/s
15.1 m/s
33.4 %
21.2 m
83.5 %
1,004 hPa
04:49:55
21:46:08
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 11.5 °C
13.3 m/s
10.8 m/s
24.0 %
24.1 m
78.1 %
1,005 hPa
04:51:50
21:44:14
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 11.7 °C
8.6 m/s
18.7 m/s
63.2 %
20.5 m
86.6 %
1,003 hPa
04:53:45
21:42:18
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 13.2 °C
14.8 m/s
23.0 m/s
71.2 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
1,003 hPa
04:55:42
21:40:20
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 13.3 °C
14.0 m/s
23.0 m/s
87.6 %
19.6 m
85.9 %
1,008 hPa
04:57:41
21:38:20
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 14.1 °C
18.4 m/s
32.4 m/s
70.1 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,014 hPa
04:59:40
21:36:17

Cruises to Gothenburg

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Scheduled ship calls in Gothenburg, Sweden
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:45 pm 06:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 01:00 pm 08:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 MS Marina 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 02:45 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:45 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 AIDAmar 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 MS Insignia 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 MS Sirena 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 Caribbean Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 AIDAmar 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 AIDAbella 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 AIDAluna 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 AIDAbella 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 2nd 2025 Friday, 2nd of May 2025 AIDAmar 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 12th 2025 Monday, 12th of May 2025 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
May 30th 2025 Friday, 30th of May 2025 AIDAmar 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jun. 4th 2025 Wednesday, 4th of Jun. 2025 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 AIDAmar 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 LE BELLOT 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Jul. 2025 AIDAbella 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 AIDAmar 07:00 am 03:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Jul. 2025 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Jul. 2025 MS Sirena 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Jul. 2025 AIDAmar 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 31st 2025 Thursday, 31st of Jul. 2025 Mein Schiff 4 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2025 Friday, 8th of Aug. 2025 AIDAmar 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 18th 2025 Monday, 18th of Aug. 2025 AIDAbella 11:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 12th 2025 Friday, 12th of Sep. 2025 AIDAluna 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 13th 2025 Saturday, 13th of Sep. 2025 AIDAbella 08:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 19th 2025 Friday, 19th of Sep. 2025 AIDAluna 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 20th 2025 Saturday, 20th of Sep. 2025 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2025 Friday, 26th of Sep. 2025 AIDAluna 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 27th 2025 Saturday, 27th of Sep. 2025 AIDAbella 08:00 am 04:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Oct. 2025 Norwegian Star 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Dec. 2025 Mein Schiff 3 09:00 am 10:00 pm

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