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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg Riverfront


Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city.

Where You're Docked

There are two main cruise terminals for Gothenburg. Freeport is a 20 minute walk across the bridge to the city or you can shorten your trip by catching a tram at Frihamnen stop. Larger ships dock at Arendal (directly beside the Volvo Museum) or Skandiahamnen (container port adjacent to the east) 5 miles to the west. Shuttles are usually provided to the city center (Gustav Adolphs Square ) and may be provided to the port gates. Port website with link to cruise schedule http://www.portofgothenburg.com/


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Money and Tipping

Sweden's currency is the Swedish Krona (SEK). Sweden is moving towards a cashless country. Most self-serve kiosks will require credit cards with chip and pin (not chip and signature). https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jun/04/sweden-cashless-society-cards-phone-apps-leading-europe

A small tip is appreciated but not expected when dining in restaurants or taking a taxi.

Local Transportation

You can get around on Gotheburg's extensive tram network. Ticket machines onboard take credit cards (chip and pin only). Tourist guide available from the public transport website http://www.vasttrafik.se/

There is a tourist sightseeing train http://stinsensightseeing.se/


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  • Volvo Museum - Conveniently located next to the cruise pier and a must if you are a car enthusiast.
  • Botanical Garden (Botaniska Tradgarden) - located south of the city center
  • Lisebergs Nojespark - An amusement park which hosts a Christmas market in the winter
  • Tradgardsforeningen - A city park with a large greenhouse
  • http://www.goteborg.com/en/

Shopping & Restaurants

Nordstan is Sweden's largest mall and is located directly across from the main railway station. Kungsportsavenyen or Avenyen is the city's main boulevard stretching from the bridge to the Poseiden Statue. You can find outdoor cafes and restaurants along the riverfront by the city center.


Arendal Cruise Terminal has free wifi. Cafes, restaurants and McDonalds may have free wifi for customers.

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