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Brännö island day trip – from Gothenburg

Brännö island day trip - Gothenburg, Sweden | PACK THE SUITCASES

Our Brännö island day trip from Gothenburg was not only a highlight of our honeymoon, but the best day trip of any holiday we’ve ever been on (and that’s a lot). Despite Gothenburg as a city not feeling big or busy and also being very green, we still wanted a day trip out to somewhere more rural. So we picked the beautiful island of Brännö, in the southern part of the Gothenburg archipelago. On the island, cars are banned and there are only around 800 inhabitants (perfect for our favourite hobby of people-avoiding).

Brännö was recommended to us by the lady in the ticket office for the ferry. We were open to going to any of the archipelago islands, but Swedish people usually know best so we took her advice.

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Two days in Gothenburg, Sweden: things to do

Two days in Gothenburg, Sweden | PACK THE SUITCASES

We spent two days in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, as our first port of call on honeymoon in May. We were there for three nights, which really wasn’t enough, especially since we were so tired from all the wedding malarkey. But we instantly fell in love with Gothenburg, like we tend to do with wherever we go in Sweden. It’s definitely somewhere we’ll return to.

First things first: Gothenburg is absolutely beautiful. Everywhere is green, buildings are stunning, there’s no litter (what more did you expect from Sweden?!). It’s somewhere I could see us living in. There were flowers everywhere, especially in Haga. The atmosphere is calmer than Stockholm but still has that unique Swedish quality of orderliness and the sense that you’re in a people-first society.

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