Things to do in Gothenburg

Our most recommended things to do in Gothenburg

Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

1. Gothenburg: Land & Water Amphibious Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience sightseeing with a splash during an amphibious bus tour of Gothenburg. Pass by the main highlights like Fish Church, Poseidon, Liseberg, and more while hearing about the history and culture of the city from your guide. Start the tour at Stora Teatern - a musical and theater building in the city center - where you will board the bus. Then, set off through central Gothenburg passing sights like Avenyn, Poseidon, Liseberg, Ullevi, and the Fish Church. As the surface beneath changes, the real fun begins and it is time for the bus to get wet. Hold on to your phones and cameras and prepare for some butterflies in your stomach as the 10-ton bus transforms into an amphibious boat and enters the river. Listen as the music gets louder and a big splash of water hits the windscreen. Before you know it, you're floating. After a couple of minutes of cruising on the water, the guide will give some additional info about how the bus works.  From the water, get a great view of the city and see big ships leaving and entering the city. After about 20 minutes in the water, head back to the pickup point passing some more incredible sights on the way.

Gothenburg: Haga Old Town Walking Tour

2. Gothenburg: Haga Old Town Walking Tour

Haga is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Gothenburg. The pedestrian street Haga Nygata is lined with well-preserved houses, many in the characteristic Gothenburg style called "landshövdingehus," with one floor in brick and the rest in wood. Each iconic house and building has a wealth of historic significance and during this 2-hour walking tour, your tour guide will enlighten you about some of the best ones. As you go, be charmed in the most Swedish of ways by a neighborhood that used to be a slum with a seedy reputation in the 19th century but is now Gothenburg's hippest area with no shortage of cafes, delicatessens, and independent shops. Follow your local guide to the area's must-see places, hidden gems, and local hotspots, and gain a proper introduction to the most iconic neighborhood in Gothenburg.  

Gothenburg: Murder Mystery City Exploration Game

3. Gothenburg: Murder Mystery City Exploration Game

ClueBreak is a big outdoor event that takes place centrally in your city and cities around the world. On your way around the inner city of Gothenburg you will visit many famous places like Saluhallen, Bältesspännareparken, Trädgårdsföreningen and also see many statues. First you download the app CLUEBREAK and with the code you recieve by e-mail you will login and start your adventure. You will search for witnesses, find clues, test your knowledge and solve the murder mystery. All is done in english. Both text and speach in the app. One ticket is valid for 1-6 people. You will receive an exclusive code and further information that you need to log in to our app and start the game. In the app, you will find a map with marked places and witnesses. Visit the witnesses and answer the questions and riddles to get their testimonials. The testimonials are in the form of films and contain information that will allow you to eliminate suspects and weapons. In the end, you will hopefully have the right solution to the murder mystery! THE CASE The game takes place in a fictional small town called Glenndale. A man named Carl Brown has been found murdered in his own home. Why did someone want to kill Carl? Who had the motive and opportunity? Your task is to find out who the guilty one is and which murder weapon was used. This is our first case and more will come. We estimate that it takes at least 2h to complete the assignment. It usually takes a longer time as you may want to watch the testimonials an extra time, stop for a cup of coffee, or go into a place so that the whole team keeps up. It is not the fastest team that wins, but the team with the most points! Is this suitable for children? Absolutely, the activity is fun to do together as a family but is not designed for children to manage on their own. We recommend an age from 12 years old and up if there is no accompanying adult. But remember that its all about a murder and all about it. You will have a fun day together!

Gothenburg: Private Walking Tour with a Guide

4. Gothenburg: Private Walking Tour with a Guide

Pickup from your hotel as per your request time by our tour guide to start your private walking tour discover Gothenburg city with a rich past history and cosmopolitan the second biggest city in sweden after stockholm the capital. Explore the streets of Gothenburg’s by our tour guide visiting Old Town and Haga quarters, which are home to antique shops, art galleries, and historical buildings dating back to the late 18th century. Visit the Gothenburg Museum Of Art from outside and listen to the rich past history of Gothenburg and enjoy taking pictures. Then visit Liseberg from outside, one of the largest amusement parks in Sweden, features more than 40 thrill rides and family attractions dating back to 1923. Then after the tour end start drive you back to your hotel.

Gothenburg: City Highlights Bike Tour with Transfer

5. Gothenburg: City Highlights Bike Tour with Transfer

As per your requested time, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Gothenburg and drive you to the centre to start catch your bike and discover Gothenburg in a free and sportive way. See the Gothenburg Museum of Art from the outside, get a nice picture taken by our tour guide and get full of information about the museum. Then continue the trip by visiting Liseberg from the outside. It is an amusement park located in the centre of Gothenburg that opened in 1923. It is the most visited amusement park in Scandinavia, attracting about three million visitors annually. Then visit Gustav Adolfs square, where you will going to see and learn about few buildings, dating back to the 15th century. Then take a ride around the coast of the North Sea and enjoy feeling the wind on your face through uncrowded roads. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel.

Mölndal: Gunnebo House and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

6. Mölndal: Gunnebo House and Gardens Guided Walking Tour

Visit one of the most complete 18th century estates in Scandinavia, Gunnebo Palace and Gardens, on a walking tour. Learn about the Hall family who built and lived in the palace and about the striking architecture of its gardens from your local guide. Walk into Gunnebo Palace and feel like you've stepped back to the 18th century. Located on a hill, the neoclassical manor house stands tall and overlooks the surrounding countryside. Hear stories of how the house came into being. It was constructed at the end of the 18th century as a summer residence in the neoclassical style for John Hall, at the time one of the wealthiest men in Gothenburg, who hailed from Scotland. Learn how John Hall engaged the services of the city architect of Gothenburg, Carl Wilhelm Carlberg, to design the house and the surrounding gardens, the servants’ quarters, and the service buildings. After your guided tour, stroll in the neat and manicured gardens and try the organic and seasonal menu at the restaurant and café.

Gothenburg: Guided Walking and Swedish Fika Tour

7. Gothenburg: Guided Walking and Swedish Fika Tour

Do as the Swedish do and go for a traditional fika at a fik. Your guide will teach you the art of Swedish fika, the act of relaxing with a coffee and a pastry. Discover Gothenburg’s top-class cafés and award-winning bakeries. Immerse yourself in their charming atmosphere and take Instagram-worthy photos of your treats.  You will also hear stories about the city and learn interesting facts on this 2-hour walking tour.

Gothenburg: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 20+ Attractions

8. Gothenburg: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 20+ Attractions

Experience the best of Gothenburg and save up to 50% with a convenient all-inclusive digital pass. Choose between 1-day or multi-day pass and enjoy access to more than 25 attractions, tours, and other experiences. Embark on fascinating bus and boat tours, and visit the city's most popular museums. Use your phone as your entrance ticket to all the included attractions, for as many days as you choose. Download the Go City app and make use of the interactive guide, Plan your itinerary and book attractions in real-time, then activate your pass by scanning the QR code at any attraction. Cruise through the southern archipelago to the beautiful island of Vinga, visit the famous Volvo Museum, or explore historic and contemporary design at The Röhsska Museum. Customize your adventure with hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours, and see local hidden gems aboard a paddan boat. The Gothenburg All-Inclusive Pass includes: • Paddan boat tour (seasonal - April to October) • Röhsska Museum • Laserdome • Prison Island (reservations required) • Guided tour to Vinga (seasonal - July to August) • Bohus Fortress • Hop-on hop-off boat tour (seasonal - July to August) • Gunnebo House • Hop-on hop-off bus tour (seasonal - April to September) • Archipelago guided tour (seasonal - summer) • Volvo Museum • Ringlinien Heritage Tram • The Gothenburg Museum of Art & Hasselblad Center • Gothenburg's Chocolate & Candy Shop • Gothenburg Tramway Museum • Gothenburg Sports Museum • Casino Cosmopol • Röda Sten Konsthall • Slottsskogen Adventure Golf (seasonal - April to October) • Tour of Hisingen (seasonal - spring) • Gothenburg City Museum • Säveån paddan boat tour (seasonal - spring) • Maritiman Floating Ship Museum (seasonal - April to October)

Gothenburg: Instagram Photoshoot and Guided Walking Tour

9. Gothenburg: Instagram Photoshoot and Guided Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide, who is also one of Gothenburg’s most successful influencers, then set out on your Instagram adventure. Explore the city’s picturesque streets, passing by famous landmarks, scenic viewpoints, trendy hotspots, and hidden gems. Seek out the very best locations for your Instagram-worthy photoshoot, and receive professional tips and tricks from your influencer/guide. By the end of the tour, you’ll have an array of influencer-approved photographs, as well as the knowledge to create unforgettable art time and time again.

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What people are saying about Gothenburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 563 reviews

We had a great experience with Jasper as a tour guide and Joaquim as the driver. The stories and background were interesting and very entertaining. The music in between stories was great too. The audio was very clear throughout, even to me (I’m quite hard of hearing, so sorry if I got anyone’s name wrong above). Would definitely recommend this, it was a real highlight of the trip.

Absolutely brilliant and fun tour, with knowledgeable and entertaining staff. Definitely worth doing.

Great way to tour the city, and see things from the water you can't see from land.

Thank you so much for a fun and exciting tour. We loved it!

Fun tour of the city and harbor! Definitely recommend.