Best time to go
May - September
£1300 per person
3 out of 5
Step into historical architecture, charming canals and retro tram lines comprising the sprawling metropolis of Gothenburg. Stroll along the cobbled streets of the Haga district, sample traditional Swedish fika and experience Gothenburg’s eco-efficiency as one of the world’s most sustainable cities, before a full immersion into island life on the beautiful archipelago. Experience sea swimming and hot tub dipping under the glow of the summer sun, take a boat trip across calming waters before returning to your remote hideaway to sample refreshing local delights.
Day 1 | Arrive in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Where will I rest my head?
- Return private airport transfers throughout
- Two nights accommodation at Hotel Eggers
- Two nights accommodation at Kajkanten
- Two nights accommodation at Isbolaget
- Floating sauna experience at Kajkanten
- Seafood fishing trip at Kajkanten
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.
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