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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. Gothenburg is rated one of the best gastronomic cities in Europe with six 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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Useful information

Language

Swedish

Distance from pier to city center


Stigsbergskajen 35-36: 2 km
Amerika Cruise Terminal pier 36: 2 km
Skandiahamnen pier 643: 10 km
Skandiahamnen pier 610-613: 10 km
Arendal pier 751-752: 10 km

Transportation to/from airport

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

Currency

Swedish krona SEK

Transport to/from city center

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

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Port information

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

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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Skandia Harbour berth 640-643 (Not available after 2020 to approx. 2025 due to reinforcement project)

Max LOA: Maximum length for cruise ship is 345 m ( larger ships after agreement with Harbour Master) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Container Fenders available (brand and type): Yes, Cylinder (diameter 1225), Cordcapp Info on tides: 20 cm, 1,5 knots Info on wind: See weather forecast 2-3 days ahead Learn more
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Arendal Cruise Terminal

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, www.smhi.se Learn more
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Älvsborg Harbour 710-712

Max LOA: Maximum length for cruise ship is 285 m ( after agreement with Harbour Master) Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Ro/ro 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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Port Reception Facilities

Arendal Cruise Terminal, berths 751-752

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: Three, 200 cbm/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: Yes Learn more

America Cruise Terminal, berth 36

Direct shore connections available: YesNumber and maximum flow rate: three, 120 cbm/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: YesBarges available: Yes Learn more

Skandia harbour berths 640-643 (Not available after 2020 to approx. 2025 due to reinforcement project)

Direct shore connections available: NoNumber and maximum flow rate: NADirect downstream to municipal facilities: NAMARPOL standard connections fitted: NoBarges available: Yes Learn more

Älvsborg Harbour, berths 710-712

Direct shore connections available: NoNumber and maximum flow rate: NADirect downstream to municipal facilities: NAMARPOL standard connections fitted: NABarges available: Yes Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

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Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

Passenger dues during the period 2016–2020: 0 SEK/passenger

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome

We always have two staff members from the local tourist information center at the quay and two staff members at the drop-off location for the shuttle bus in the center of the city.

Musical welcome

We either have a musical welcome or send-off. We alternate between a youth marching band and a typical Swedish lucia Choir for christmas calls.

Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays

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

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew

By showing their crew batch, staff can enjoy a list of attractions/sightseeing in town free of charge. A folder on the crew offers can be found in the terminals.

Free city maps
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Mailbox available
Signed 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.

Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Staff members from the local Tourist information center can be found at the terminals and city maps on different language.

Free Wi-Fi in port

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

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier

America Cruise terminal are located 1 km for the City Centre.

Publicly regulated taxis

Our official taxi Company is Taxi Göteborg.

Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Cruise-ready hotels
Direct flights to USA

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

Selected attractions

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.

Liseberg

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.

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.

Haga

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

Sjömagasinet

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.

Events

15 Nov 2019
30 Dec 2019
Christmas at Liseberg amusement park 2019
Place: Gothenburg
Category:
Experience the fairy tale in millions of sparkling Christmas lights! In the warm glow of millions of Christmas lights, Liseberg is transformed into a glitteringly beautiful winter landscape. Take each other by the hand and go gift hunting among the Christmas market stalls. Warm yourselves on the winter carousels and visit Rabbit Land. Enjoy the spectacular ice ballet, go on an exciting treasure hunt in the Medieval Village and hand over your wish list to Santa Claus in person, at Liseberg, Scandinavia's largest amusement park.
13 Jul 2020
19 Jul 2020
Gothia Cup
Place: Gothenburg
Category: Sports
Gothia Cup is the world’s largest youth football tournament with 100 playing fields in and around Gothenburg.

Varied Shore Excurions

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.

CLASSIC & POPULAR

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.

NEW & ADVENTUROUS

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.

Contacts

Göteborg & Co.
Maria Särnholm
Cruise Manager
Port of Gothenburg
Martin Eskelinen
Cruise Operation Manager