Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Gothenburg

Konstmuseum

Home to Gothenburg’s premier art collection, Konstmuseet displays works by the French Impressionists, Rubens, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Picasso; Scandinavian masters such as Bruno Liljefors, Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn …
Top Choice Museum in Gothenburg

Universeum

In what is arguably the best museum for kids in Sweden, you find yourself in the midst of a humid rainforest, complete with trickling water, tropical birds and butterflies flitting through the greenery and tiny marm…
Top Choice Scandinavian in Gothenburg

Thörnströms Kök

Specialising in modern Scandinavian cuisine, chef Håkan shows you how he earned that Michelin star through creative use of local, seasonal ingredients and flawless presentation. Feast on the likes of rabbit with pis…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Gothenburg

Champagne Baren

What’s not to like? This champagne bar has an idyllic setting on an inner courtyard with uneven cobbles, picturesque buildings and plenty of greenery. Along with glasses of bubbly, there are platters of cheese, oyst…
Top Choice Castle in Lidköping

Läckö Slott

An extraordinary example of 17th-century Swedish baroque architecture, Läckö Slott lies 23km north of Lidköping. There's been a castle here since 1298; Count Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie acquired it in 1615 and made …
Top Choice Gallery in Gothenburg

Röda Sten Konsthall

Occupying a defunct power station beside Älvsborgsbron (the city's huge western bridge), Röda Sten's four floors are home to such temporary exhibitions as edgy Swedish photography and cross-dressing rap videos by Da…
Top Choice Seafood in Tjörn

Magasinet Härön

The summer home and restaurant of Gothenburg chef Mats Nordström, within a stone’s throw of the sea in an 1847 fisherman’s magasinet (depot), this seafood star is located at the northwestern end of Tjörn. The menu s…
Top Choice Seafood in Klädesholmen

Salt & Sill

Waterside Salt & Sill, attached to a floating boutique hotel, is one of the best seafood restaurants in the region (which is saying something), with an innovative, changing menu. The herring board is legendary, …
Top Choice Swedish in Trollhättan

Albert Hotell

This marvellous restaurant-hotel combo is based in a splendid 19th-century wooden villa. Superb, modish Nordic dishes might include steak with bone marrow or red tuna from Vänern lake and crème brûlée with local str…
Top Choice Swedish in Varberg

Vin & Skafferi Hus 13

Next door to the fortress hostel, this friendly wine bar and restaurant dishes up great lunches for 165kr (freshly fried mackerel, meatballs), with more sophisticated gourmet dishes – veal with hazelnuts, hake with …