The archipelago, composed by over 20 islands and just a stone’s throw away from Gothenburg, is an absolute must, no matter the season. It extends along the coast like a nest of pearls and offers stunning nature trails, charming villages and plenty of activities. Here you will find a selection of some of the best islands of the archipelago. So put on your swimming suit and discover the hidden gems of Gothenburg!
The ten northern islands are accessible by car or bus from Lilla Varholmen ferry terminal, where you can take your car in the ferry free of charge. In the summer (26 June - 19 August) there will also be a direct ferry service from central Gothenburg to Hönö Klåva. The ferry departs 4 times daily Tuesday to Sunday, and during the trip you can take in the scenic views of Gothenburg and the archipelago.
All the islands of the Southern archipelago are car free and easily reached with ferries from Saltholmen boat terminal. During the summer (June 19 - August 20) you can take the ferry from Stenpiren in central Gothenburg. Visit Västtrafik.se and search for current departures for trams and boats. You can find more detailed information about how to get to the islands at the Göteborg Tourist Office website.