Explore the city: Gothenburg Must See Places


Summer is around the corner and we are celebrating its arrival with a 4-part series. Read about our…

Summer is around the corner and we are celebrating its arrival with a 4-part series. Read about our favourite ways to experience Gothenburg through (almost) all the senses: see, hear, taste and touch!

SEE the best views in Gothenburg

You have probably read all the Gothenburg guides and know the main sights to see …but read on if you want to be stunned by the beautiful views of the city. If you want to see the best views in Gothenburg, here are the best places for the eye:

Skansen Krona

This is without doubt one of the best spots to enjoy 360-degree views over Gothenburg. Our recommendation is to stroll around Haga district during the afternoon for shopping in the great local stores and gather some strength with a Swedish fika. Then, walk up the few steps (a few sounds better than the real number!) just before sunset and be delighted by the beautiful views over Gothenburg, the harbour and the sea. Skansen Krona is a great picnic place, with grass to sit on, so bring some provisions and dine al fresco to make the visit even more perfect. For history buffs: the round fortress situated on the hill was built in the second half of the 17th century as part of the defenses against possible Danish attack on Gothenburg from the south. The fortress was fitted with 23 canons, but have never been used.


Exploring the beauty of Gothenburg from the water is possible with sightseeing tours along the canals of the city. Take one of the classic “paddan boats” and feel the sea breeze on your face. It is a good way of seeing some of the more famous sights like the Feskekörka, the Opera House, green parks and the harbour. If the weather permits, jump on a ferry to one of the amazing islands in the Gothenburg Archipelago. The 20 islands extend along the coast like a nest of pearls and offer stunning nature trails, charming villages and plenty of activities.

Dine to a view of Gothenburg

Whether you want to go for a romantic dinner, meeting old friends or celebrating a special day with your family, View Skybar & Restaurant at Hotel Riverton is a great spot to have dinner while taking in the beautiful views over the Gothenburg harbour. The restaurant, located on the 12th floor of the building, has great panoramic views and serves up beautiful dishes based on local produce with international influences. After or before dinner you can enjoy one of their award-winning cocktails at the Skybar, located on the same floor. Experience the unique panoramic views over Gothenburg with a glass of bubbly!

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