Goteborg is home to Scandinavia's biggest and most important port. Due to its location at the mouth of
the river Gota which ends in the Kattegat, it has access to both the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Besides many cargo ships it is also served by ferries from Frederikshavn (DK), Kiel (D), Kristiansand (N) and Newcastle (UK).
Göta älv is one of the series of canals that connect western coast of Sweden with through series of big lakes to the eastern coast of Sweden. On this strategic point of entrance it is no surprise that Göteborg developed as one of the major ports of Scandinavia.
Big area of island of Hisingen is still occupied by port facilities, and some areas, including the recently closed shipyards, are now in the process of transformation.
Vue sur Göteborg depuis le ferry.
Après notre arrivée à Göteborg nous avons pris la route 45, direction nord, puis la 44 à Trollhåttan en direction d'Örebro et nous avons trouvé notre premier camping à ållekis, au bord du plus grand lac de Suède, le Lac Vänern.ENGLISH:
First view on Göteborg from the ferry.
After Göteborg we went North on the road 45, then road 44 in Trollhåttan, direction Örebro, we found our first campingground in Hällekis, on the shore of Sweden's greatest lake Vänern.DUTCH:
Het eerst gezicht op Göteborg vanaf de ferry.
Na Göteborg reden wij naar 't noord op de weg 45. Op de 44, na Trollhåttan, richting Örebro, vonden wij onze eerste camping in Hällekis, op de oever van de grootste meer van Sweden, de Vänern.
The harbour is a vital artery for Göteborg and Sweden. These days though, there are also pleasant streets and attractive residential areas close to the water.
The fisherman's quay is the place for early birds! Fish auctions are held daily at 7 am, except Mondays. Visitors can't buy, but you can watch the auction in action.
Favorite thing: There are lots of nice canals in Gothenburg and by one of the parks near Fisk Kyrken you can find nice spots to sit and relax.