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Gothenburg & West Sweden

Whether it’s the beauty of the wilderness or the buzz of a cultural city that you’re after, Gothenburg’s the place to be. When you finish hopping through its archipelago of breathtaking islands and fishing villages, a vibrant arts and culinary scene awaits. As you stroll among its canals and tree-lined streets, there’s no telling what else the city will unveil!

To experience the best of Scandinavia you have to visit West Sweden. Its pristine, cool waters make this a paradise for sea critters — and seafood lovers! With its rocky coastline, 8,000 islands, and large areas of natural beauty, you can’t expect to see it all in one trip (and why stop at one?). So make your way over, hop in a kayak or get on a bike, and start exploring!


Overseas Delivery Program

What’s the best way to see beautiful West Sweden? Behind the wheel of the country's favorite car, of course! If you buy a Volvo through the Overseas Delivery Program, you’ll receive complimentary roundtrip tickets for two to Sweden and a one night stay in Gothenburg. Your first stop? A private tour of the Volvo factory. And as a bonus, they'll ship your new ride home for free!

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Scandinavian Airlines

Swap those city skyscrapers out for a peaceful view of the Swedish West Coast in just around 8 hours. With multiple routes from all over the US and an award for Europe’s best airline in 2015, traveling with SAS has never been a better idea. And that’s not all! SAS is giving away two roundtrip tickets to a lucky winner. Could it be you?

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Bradt travel guides

West Sweden including Gothenburg

With a bewildering array of over 8,000 islands, endless meadows of wild flowers and the lively and cosmopolitan coastal city of Gothenburg, west Sweden perfectly encapsulates both the rugged beauty and urban delights Scandinavia has to offer. In the first guidebook dedicated to the area, Bradt's West Sweden reveals the staggering variety of the area's experiences, includes a section on the region's history and culture and offers detailed maps of both the coastline and the cities.