Kuststigen coastal path in Bohuslän, West Sweden


Sustainable Summer Serenity in Gothenburg & the Archipelago

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    Holiday Duration

    6 nights

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    Best time to go

    May - September

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    Price From

    £1580 per person

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    Wild Rating

    3 out of 5

As seen in The Times

Step into historical architecture, canals and retro tram lines comprising the sprawling metropolis of Gothenburg. Experience eco-efficiency in one of the world’s most sustainable cities, before immersion into island life on the beautiful archipelago. Enjoy sea swimming and hot tub dipping under the glow of the summer sun, before returning to your remote hideaway to sample refreshing local delights.


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Göran Assner Gothenburg Harbour 1491

Day 1 | Arrive in West Sweden

Arrive in Gothenburg. Your driver will whisk you away to the fabulous Hotel Eggers. Powered solely by its own wind turbine, this historic hotel has grown alongside modern green innovation. Head out for dinner in the evening to Human, a contemporary spin on the fine dining experience. Perhaps enjoy a stroll around the city when evening rolls around.

Gothenburg canal in the summer, West Sweden

Day 2 | City Exploring & the Gothenburg City Museum

Spend the morning at leisure, enjoy breakfast and all that the city has to offer. Why not take a stroll to the Haga district to stop by the infamous Café Husaren for some traditional Swedish fika? Gothenburg's public transport is run on renewable energy, and the tram is a charming and sustainable way to explore the city. Head to the Gothenburg City Museum, a must for those who want to learn about the city’s rich history. This evening dine at Natur, a relaxed twist on the fine-dining experience, specialising in vegetable-focused food using local ingredients and a selection of wines.

Inside Kajkanten boathouse on Vrango in the Gothenburg Archipelago, Sweden

Day 3 | Sail to the Archipelago & Kajkanten

Today you’ll board a ferry to the car-free island of Vrångö. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful undulating islands scattered across the sea. Check in to your charming private boathouse, Kajkanten and settle into island life. Hop aboard a fishing boat with your local skipper for a fishing trip in the sun. Your catch will then be cooked in the harbour, where you can watch the sunset over the water with a deliciously fresh evening meal. 

Vrango Harbour, Sweden with boats moored in the sunshine.

Day 4 | Floating Sauna & Fiskeboa

Enjoy the harbour and take in the relaxed ambiance of island life, away from the bustle of the city. Then, discover the serenity of Kajkanten's Floating Sauna. Sink into the bubbling outdoor hot tub looking out across the water. The sauna is the perfect place to decompress, and the wrap-around deck leads to a seating area, warmed by the glow of the sun. In the evening, dine at Fiskeboa, serving fresh fish dishes of the day.

View if the bedroom at Isbolaget hotel in Donso, Gothenburg Archipelago, Sweden

Day 5 | Exploring Vrångö & Donsö

This morning, perhaps explore Vrångö through a guided hike or independently. In the afternoon, bid farewell to Kajkanten and board Ola’s restored fishing boat to Donsö where you will stay at Isbolaget, a rustic boutique hotel located right on the waters edge. Each room is adorned with linen curtains and soft bedding to reflect the tranquil feeling of the surrounding archipelago. 

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Day 6 | Discover Donsö & Styrsö

Explore the island and perhaps stop by at the Popsicle Café, a truly charming spot for lunch. Wander across the bridge to the island of Styrsö. Enjoy the shops and cafés and explore the sandy beaches before returning to Donsö for dinner at Isbolaget Restaurant, a local favourite with beautiful interiors and a breathtaking glazed terrace overlooking the water. Enjoy your final evening on the island.

The island of Styrsö in the Gothenburg archipelago, West Sweden

Day 7 | Departure Day

Today, bid farewell to the archipelago and transfer back to Gothenburg mainland for your return flight home.

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For those eager to delve into how Gothenburg's green solutions are revealed as you move around the city, read our informative guide. We explore conscious tourism, from the grounding values of fika and lagom, to sustainable stays, getting around, eating and friendly fashion.

Our Guide to Green Gothenburg

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What's included

  • Return private airport transfers
  • Two nights at Hotel Eggers in the heart of Gothenburg including breakfast
  • Two nights in a boat house with a harbour view at Kajkanten on the island of Vrango in the Gothenburg archipelago including a daily breakfast basket delivered to your boat house
  • Two nights at Isbolaget on the island of Donso in the Gothenburg archipelago including breakfast
  • Floating sauna experience
  • Guided seafood fishing trip

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double or a twin room at Hotel Eggers in Gothenburg and the hotels on the archipelago.

Sustainable Summer Serenity in Gothenburg & the Archipelago in pictures

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Vinga in the Gothenburg archipelago, West Sweden
Retro trams in Gothenburg, West Sweden
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Vrango 479 Photo Cred Jonas Ingman
The island Vinga in the archipelago is well known for its lighthouse in West Sweden
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Our Sweden team would love to start planning your trip to Gothenburg & the Archipelago.