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Southern Goteborg Archipelago

Saltholmen--Ferry Terminal, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Ranked #1 of 55 attractions in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Islands, Lighthouses, Beaches
Description: Kayak rental and retailer. Offering high quality kayaks and equipment for rental and sales. Guided trips all year. Drysuits for winter paddling!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I took the boat to Styrso and then walked to Donso - there is a bridge connecting the two. Beautiful landscape, great for walking and getting out of the city. Amazing houses, really funny to see the little cars people travel around in, a real experience. Beware of the wind!!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

To sail in these waters you need navigational competence. There are plenty of opportunities to visit fantastic fishing villages in the region.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Staying in Gothenburg, the southern archipelago is a must go. It´s cheap and easy. Take the tram no 11 to Saltholmen, and there you have several opportunities. For the same tram ticket you can for instance take an one hour boat trip to Vrångö, a very beautiful island as far as you can go at the archipelago. Some of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'd arrived in Gothenburg on a late Sunday afternoon from Copenhagen for one night and day to be informed that most restaurants / bars were shut on a Sunday (or were extremely quiet) and that no visitor attractions (all museums and other galleries) would be shut on a Monday as well). Thank you Lonely Planet for the suggestion to visit... More

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wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Quiet, peaceful, and picturesque. Makes you yearn for the life and commute these folks have. Lots of nice walks and photo opportunities. The ferry rides are cool as well.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Drove, walked, sailed and ate. Probably the best part of this part of Sweden. The ferry is free. The beaches are open and amazing. Nothing here not to like.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went in winter AND on a weekday, so all the islands were absolutely deserted with barely a sole in sight most of the day. But we loved the change of pace and seaside fresh air. If you like nature and walking and exploring a little then you'll love a day out here. We got a transport card in the... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We got on the number 11 tram from the city centre - about 45 minutes. The boat times are co ordinated so we didn't have to wait for a boat. The trip was 20 minutes we then had a lovely un spoilt walk around Branno. We had planned to stay for a couple of hours and ended up staying for... More

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st-jerome, qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The southern archipelago of Sweden is really interesting to walk. It is a windy area (take a jacket anf fix your hat!). Hönö is one of the numerous islands. From Göteborg, you must take a ferry (free). We traveled by car but you can also go by bus (The bus goes from the Nils Ericson bus terminal in central Göteborg... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Especially the smaller souther islanda like Vangö, where no cars are allowed, are absolutely worth a visit. Even just by taking the boeat ride around the islands (you can board with the same ticket you use for any other publich transport in the city) you and get a unique view of the nordic coast with it's tiny rocks and islands... More

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