A big-city buzz, sprawling parks, and plenty of history – it’s no wonder Gothenburg’s known as ‘Little London’. Today, dive in and uncover the stories behind Sweden’s second-largest city. Start at Gustav Adolf Square – home to the Royal Swedish Opera, the Ministry of Defence and the imposing statue of Gustav II Adolf, a former King of Sweden. You’ll learn about Gothenburg’s past as a trade centre, and the importance of its many canals. Later on, a panoramic driving tour will whisk you past the famous Poseidon statue in Gotaplatsen. The main street – Avenyn –is packed with shops, bars and restaurants, and the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre is one of the five largest venues of its kind in Europe. Plus, take in some traditionally Nordic, Romantic-style architecture on a visit to Masthugg Church, which boasts a 60-metre tower. Then, move on for some free time in Haga – a charming district that’s famous for its pretty wooden houses.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.