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Lovely day out at any time of year

We visited in October using the number 11 tram from the city and the 281 ferry to Donso. We then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day out

At the entrance to Gothenburg harbour there are two archipelagos: the southern and the northern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Saltholmen--Ferry Terminal, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 January 2012

I live here! So it's not your typical travel review. But I welcome you to visit the islands. In the summer, there are art galleries, beaches, and good restaurants, in the winter we offer amazing walks on newly developed tracks on two islands, good restaurants...More

19  Thank Hans H
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I love that transport to the southern archipelago is included in the city pass, however I ended up on a very small island with *nothing* to do on it. I had expected to be able to get something to eat as the tourist guide said...More

3  Thank Larssis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in October using the number 11 tram from the city and the 281 ferry to Donso. We then walked to styrso and caught the ferry back to saltholmen and the number 11 tram back to the city. All included in our travel passes...More

1  Thank shatteredofsussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the entrance to Gothenburg harbour there are two archipelagos: the southern and the northern. The southern is the easiest to visit from downtown Gothenburg. Go to a 7/11 store and purchase a 24 hour transport ticket, this covers, buses, trams and ferries and costs...More

3  Thank FrequentFlier756853
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The islands are ccessible via ferries which are part of the Gothenburg tram and ferry transport system.

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice cruise from Saltholmen to different islands in the archipelago. Do not forget your swimsuit because there are plenty of occasions to take a bath...in the summer. The water is a bit chill but you get used quickly if you swim at once.

Thank Alexandra1722
Reviewed 3 October 2018

South of Göteborg there are a lot of small Island with small village on the islands You can take a ferry out there and stay in many islands during a day. If you want and are a good swimmer then you car reach some of...More

Thank Leif N
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful all year round! Out of the islands my choice is Brännö and Vrångö. Secluded beaches and beautiful nature as well as good food and friendly people. Come here and stay the weekend in Brännö Guesthouse - you will fall in love with the experience...More

Thank AnnaT1357
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Took the ferry here and had a few hours going around. The ferry was 12 mins. Tea or coffee and cake was wonderful and saw a church where ww1 soldiers from both sides lay side by side. The weather was lovely too.

Thank morgannwg64
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Taking the ferry (ies) around the archipelago is a perfect way to spend a day. We bought the city pass & just took a couple of different ferries so we could see more of the islands. Took a break in Vrango & walked the nature...More

Thank pshurd
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The boat experience is cool, but the archipelagos are a strange place to be. Surely very interesting, but also very touristic. Restaurants and cafes are very expensive.

Thank Leudi2016
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The trip to Branno Islands is a refreshing one day excursion to a virgin beautiful village community with cute and beautiful houses and nice trekking paths. One has to take a ferry from Santholmen to reach the islands which in itself is an experience, watching...More

2  Thank Machotraveller
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20 October 2018|
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Response from 997bjp | Reviewed this property |
From Gotenburg's web site: Can I bring my dog on the bus, tram or ferry? Yes, but dogs must be kept on leash or in a dog carrier/bag when travelling and cannot take up an extra seat. One dog per vehicle is the standard... More
20 October 2018|
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Response from Machotraveller | Reviewed this property |
When I traveled on the ferry, I saw some people having their dogs with them. Actually the ferries are part of the Gothenburg city travel system, i.e teams, buses etc. So whatever is allowed on the City used and teams... More
4 October 2018|
Response from AnnaT1357 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I suggest you go to Brännö Värdshus (guesthouse) to eat some good food.
Natasha M
18 October 2017|
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Response from Roger A | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can the ferrys are regular all year around you can go to Vasttrafik. or styrsobolaget there you can plan and se all ferrys
Xin S
10 April 2017|
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Response from Corway | Reviewed this property |
How long are you there for? I purchased a three day pass for absolute pennies (super cheap), which allowed me to use all trams and the ferry. If you're going to hop from island to island, plan ahead. Ferry times are... More