Southern Goteborg Archipelago, Gothenburg

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Discover a car-free oasis just outside of Sweden's second-largest city at Southern Goteborg Archipelago, the popular island chain off of Gothenburg. Spend time on the beach relaxing, fishing, boating, and kayaking, or explore charming villages by foot. Visit one of the nine larger islands, such as Styrso and Branno, or discover smaller and lesser-known options. Remember, however, that you can travel only by ferry, electric car, scooter, or bike. The islands gets quite crowded in the summer. Work out when and for how long to visit Southern Goteborg Archipelago and other Gothenburg attractions using our handy Gothenburg vacation route planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    There are no cars on these islands, at most scooters (for the transport of materials mostly). Turn on foot. There is also a cute Branno historical Museum on the local population.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Really recommended to go here, as the roving tram ticket pays also for the ferry, it's great! We really enjoyed visiting the small islands and seeing how Swedes live on islands.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We took ferry line 281 from Saltholmen to go around the archipelago and finally got off at one of the islands. It's a very beautiful and peaceful place. Given that there are several ferry lines connec...  more »

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