Brännö island: the best day trip from Gothenburg, Sweden

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 as our first port of call on our Scandinavian honeymoon. We were there for 3 nights, which really wasn’t enough given all the things to do and see in Gothenburg – and especially since we were so tired from all that bloody 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.

Here are some of the things we loved about Gothenburg and what to do if you have 2 days or more in this beautiful Swedish city…

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