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Quietly Wonderful Gothenburg awaits

Charmingly Different

Gothenburg is the largest non-capital in the Nordics and located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden with open sea, a stunning archipelago, deep forests and pristine countryside. Everything you need for discovery or recreation. This is a green city, awarded as the world´s most sustainable city in the world by Global Destinations Sustainability Index. Gothenburg is also rated one of the best gastronomic cities in Europe with five Michelin star restaurants. The seafood is as fresh as you can hope to find it – without wetting your feet. The city is characterized by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm. The shopping is a blend of fashion, design, antiques and handicraft. In Gothenburg cultural venues, gastronomic experiences, entertainment and shopping are all located within comfortable walking distance. Banner Photo Credit: Steampipe Production Studio

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What you need to know

Welcome to Gothenburg

A friendly city on the west coast of Sweden, where you’ll find a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants, sustainable living and a fascinating history – all within walking distance. Adventure is never far away, with wide open spaces and magical archipelago islands waiting to be explored.



Distance from pier to city center

Amerika Cruise Terminal 36: 2 km Arendal Cruise Terminal 751-752: 10 km || Älvsborg Terminal 710/711: 10km

Transportation to/from airport

Taxis, limousines and buses are available. 25 minutes to Landvetter International Airport.


Swedish krona SEK. Please note that more and more shops etc only take credit card.

Transport to/from city center

From Inner Harbour 2 km (15 minutes walk, 5 minutes by taxi) From Outer Harbour 10 km (15-20 minutes by taxi)

The most sustainable city in the world

Ever since 2016, Gothenburg has held the number 1 ranking of the Global Destination Sustainability Index.

Important Port Matters

Gothenburg offers the vibrancy of a city, an archipelago that is unparalleled anywhere in the world and the largest port in the Nordic Region – all in one. Its easily accessible location on the west coast of Sweden and the rapid approach make it an attractive port of call for cruise ships.

Berthing policy: First come, first served.

America Cruise Terminal, berth 36

Max LOA: 220 m (228 m with POD Equipment) Max depth: 7,5 m Charted Depth: 8,0 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Yes, Cordkapp, Cylinder Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Learn more
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Arendal Cruise Terminal, berths 751-752

Max LOA: 300 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): Yes, Panel fenders (rubber fender and resilient fender) Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Info on wind: See weather forecast 2-3 days ahead, Learn more
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Älvsborg Harbour, berths 710-712

Max LOA: Maximum length for cruise ship is 285 m ( after agreement with Harbour Master) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): RORO Terminal Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Info on wind: See weather forecast 2-3 days ahead, www.smhi.seInfo on currents: 0,2-1 knots Learn more
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Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

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Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

Passenger dues during the period 2016–2024: 0 SEK/passenger

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome

Staff members from the local tourist information center are at the quay and at the drop-off location for the shuttle bus in the center of the city.

Musical welcome and/or farewell

At departure, we alternate between a youth marching band and a typical Swedish lucia Choir for christmas calls.

Cruise guest national flags
Shops open on Sundays

Mon-Fri 10.00–19.00, Sat 10.00–16.00, Sun 11.00–16.00

Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

At America Cruise terminal we have signs showing the route to tram station. At Arendal Cruise terminal we have at some occasions a ticket bus selling tickets for the local bus. We also offer a cruise map for all the guests that includes suggestions for theme walks in the city centre.

Tourist information

Staff members from the local Tourist information center can be found at the terminals and printed cruise maps in English and German are available for free.

Free Wi-Fi in port

Always free WiFi in the Arendal Cruise Terminal and the America Cruise Terminal.

Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
City centre within 1 km from pier

America Cruise terminal is located 1 km from the City Centre.

Publicly regulated taxis

Our official taxi company is Taxi Göteborg.

Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Direct flights to USA

There are direct flights to New York (EWR) from Landvetter Airport (GOT). Direct flights to USA from Oslo and Copenhagen Airports, which are within a three hour drive from Gothenburg.

Airport less than one hour drive from port

Landvetter Airport (GOT) is about 30-40 km away from the terminals

Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Destination Highlights

Gothenburg has a lot to offer and sometimes it’s hard to choose between all the fun. Gothenburg is filled with flourishing gardens, historic sites and buildings, beautiful churches and magnificent museums where you can see works by world famous artists. Or why not visit Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest amusement park. And it is not just head-spinning rides and carousels Liseberg offers a gren scenary filled with flowers and also concerts are an essential part of the the park. In October there is fantastic Halloween theme and later in November the park opens up for Christmas at Liseberg.

The Gothenburg Museum of Art

Art collections from the 15th century to today. *** Green Guide Michelin.


The largest amusement park in Scandinavia. Beautiful gardens and fun for all ages. Try out “Helix”, Lisebergs fourth roller coaster - longer and faster than ever. Or the new rollercoaster Valkyria.

The World of Volvo

Impressive museum of Volvo’s history from its foundation 1927 until modern day.

The Garden Society

Central park, thousands of roses, palm house and café. *** Green Guide Michelin.

Botanical Garden of Gothenburg

One of Europe's largest and best botanical gardens with over 16,000 species of plants and ** Green Guide Michelin.

The Maritime Museum & Aquarium

The Maritime Museum & Aquarium is situated just hundred metres from the America terminal and tells us what happens above, below and on the waves; about the development of shipping, our port city and it also takes a deep dive into the boundless sea. The museum offers experiences across generational boundaries and is a place where dramatic mythology and the latest research meet.

Exciting extras

Welcome to Gothenburg, a true seaport to discover in one day Everything is within walking distance – beautiful canals, an amusement park, museums, green parks and great shopping. And just around thge corner, the beautiful achipelago.


The charming old quarter with cobbled streets praised for its shopping and cosy cafés.


In 1775 used as warehouse for the East India Company. Nowadays a gastronomic experience.

The Opera House

Opera, dance and musicals. Guided tours behind the scenes.

The East Indiaman Götheborg

A replica of 18th century wooden ship reminds of trades with the East. The East Indiaman Götheborg is a genuine working ship with a vibrant history, scarred by harsh storms and marked by thousands upon thousands of nautical miles on the seven seas.

Christmas City

Lane of lights, festivities and markets from mid-November until end of December.

The island of Marstrand

Join guided tours and learn more about the fortress that guarded the small village on the island Marstrand for more than 300 years. Here you’ll see how the 18th century soliders lived throughout the years inside the fortress. Music, entertainment, theatre and treasure hunts are some of the fun here during summers. But this is a beautiful island to visit all year long.

Hönö Klåva

In the northern part of the archipelago lies Hönö which has a popular marina and a wide range of activities such as scuba diving, kayaking or bike around the island. For those interested in fishing and local history, we suggest a visit to the Fishing Museum in Hönö Klåva. In the welcoming harbour there are also plenty of restaurants and cafés. Northwestern Hönö consists of the nature reserve Ersdalen and on the southwest side there are beautiful walking paths. The cliffs spread out along the coasts of Hönö and invites you to cooling baths. Close to the harbour are the bathing spots Hästen and Lappesand with piers and facilities.

Gunnebo House and Gardens

Just 20 minutes from the city centre, is Gunnebo House and Gardens. Gunnebo house was built as a summer villa for the wealthy merchant John Hall and his family. Today, Gunnebo is a thriving cultural landmark with guided tours and events, a coffee house and lovely restaurant, a shop and a farm. Visit Gunnebo house and Garden and come closer to the 1700s. It’s open daily and all year around. The gardens are always open and there’re guided tours of Gunnebo House and gardens all year round, at set times. Groups can pre-book tours in English or German.

What’s on right now in Gothenburg?

There are no upcoming events at the moment

Excursions – on and off the beaten path

Exciting museums, shopping, lots of activities and an amazing archipelago. Discover Gothenburg! A shopping spree or visit to the museum on the very same day as you plunge into the salty sea or paddle across a glittering lake. Nature is always around the corner and the distances are short. You can easily travel on public transport from cafés and city attractions to cliffs or green forests in no time. The sea and archipelago just outside of Gothenburg has plenty to offer. Go on a brunch cruise or get close to the archipelago wildlife on a guided boat tour.


Gothenburg City Tour & Canals
The main boulevard Avenyn, view from Masthuggs church, Götaplatsen cultural hub and Paddan boat beneath “Osthyveln” (cheese slicer) low bridge.
Gothenburg & Volvo
City tour in combination with The World of Volvo – the great museum of Volvo’s history including cars, trucks, aero, bus and construction.
West Coast Islands
Picturesque fishing villages, idyllic costal resorts, bare rocks and unique sights. Pass through Kungälv: famous Viking town from the year of 1100.
Liseberg & Christmas Markets
Festive, cosy feeling, 5 million glimmering lights, Swedish “glögg” (mulled wine), choirs, traditional markets with food and handicrafts.
Seafood Safari
Kastor Boat Trips in the harbour Hönö Klåva takes you out to the beautiful waters around the island Hönö, Vinga and Gothenburg. The boat Kastor was built in 1962 and operates all year round. During the summer you can take trips to Vinga lighthouse fish mackerel or join a seal-safari. In the autumn you can for example go on lobster fishing trips.
Parcs and gardens
The parks are a popular choice among connoisseurs with green fingers, as well as anyone just wanting to go for a walk in the open air. The compact city centre makes it easy to walk from the green groves of Slottsskogen to the Botanical Garden's flower beds or drop by the Garden Society.


Culinary Safari
Rib-tour combined with unique experience; eat “Snapas” at Åstol Smokehouse and fresh fish on Tjörn Island. Opportunity to make a stop at a seal colony.
Sculpture at Pilane
Sculpture at Pilane is on Tjörn island, just north of Gothenburg. The sculpture park showcases the work of world-leading contemporary artists in an ancient landscape. The sculptures, setting and grazing sheep combine to make a visit here completely charming, interesting and thought provoking.

Port Developments

Reinforcement program at the Container terminal

Scope of Project: The container terminal will undergo an extensive upgrading and reinforcement programme, starting September 2020 until approximately 2025. This effects Cruise ships over LOA 300 mAdvantage for Cruise Lines: The quay will be reinforced and the quay depth increased in order to safely moor ships and secure future operations of the container terminal and handling of Cruise ships over LOA 300 m.Est. date of completion: Estimated completion 2025.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Göteborg & Co.
Elpida Pehlivanidou
Cruise Manager Phone +46 031 3684 207 Mobile +46 076 722 5443
Johan Willins Gata 3, Box 29
401 20 Gothenburg, Sweden
Port of Gothenburg
Nicole Brattåsen
Deputy Cruise Operations Manager