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In the west of Sweden this food capital with its archipelago is a good contrast to Stockholm. August hosts the Culture festival where the city erupts in performances. The islands are waiting to be explored either by boat or a sea kayak. Dotted with canals Gothenburg has a laid back feel to it nowhere more so than in the Slottsskogen park which has greats views over the city can be had.

Universeum the National Science Museum will keep you occupied for a good three hours whist you explore Sweden.

Food has shaped this region with nearby Klädesholmen the 'herring capital' of Sweden. Enjoy a lobster safari and explore the town of Fjallbacka and indulge in the five Michelin starred restaurants in Gothenburg after a break for fika: coffee or tea with buns and biscuits. The street food scene abounds with korvkiosk on every corner offering warming sausages.


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Best time to be there
Best visited during the long summer days from May to September when the midnight sun brings 24 hours of daylight, ideal if you are planning to spend much of your time outdoors.
Despite the very cold winters, there is still a great deal to do and see, from husky sledding to ice hotel stays and, between November and March, the chance to witness the Northern Lights.

Fly to
Stockholm, Malmo & Gothenburg

Flying time
2 hours

Time difference
GMT + 2

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