Not your usual combination of attractions, we’d agree — but Autumn in Gothenburg and West Sweden offers remarkable adventures to visitors looking for that break with a difference.
This October, Scandinavia’s most fun amusement park, known for its all year chills and thrills add another dimension as they open the gates for Halloween. A mighty autumn storm has arrived, but not in the weather as it remains crisp — but a new season of ghoulish fun that promises a mix of spine-chilling experiences and butterflies in the tummy.
Making for a fun, themed city-break, join Gothenburgers as they dress-up and revel in everything from childish mischief with candy, disco dancing and dizzy carousels, to hair-raising houses of horror and plummeting roller coasters.
And when the clocks strike and the sunlight dips, the shadows slowly come to life and the ghosts of Gothenburg awake and claw their way to the park to feast on timid souls.
If you’re easily frightened, then you should try some post midnight activities of a different kind, and much more friendly kind. Join beautiful Gothenburgers in the bars and clubs at the heart of the city, never far from your hotel — from Bee Bar and Kok to Gretas, where we promise that the atmosphere will be far from scary.
And of course, Gothenburg was recently awarded as host city for Europride 2018.
And if you fancy claws of a different kind, Fjällbacka on the Bohuslän coast in West Sweden offers much bounty and unique experiences. It’s lobster season of course and Captain Ingemar offers you a lobster safari experience on his fishing boat, the Mira — where you’ll be served a hearty fish and shellfish stew before heading out on a fascinating lobster safari, where Captain Ingemar will show you everything you need to know about the delicacies. Back on dry land, you’ll prepare and savour eating your catch of the day, glass of wine in hand, in the warmth of the restaurant. Then an aperitif and four-course lobster dinner await! Running every Saturday from 26 September until early November.
But the main event here is the beginning of lobster catching season — also known as the “lobster premiere”. Each year, on this magical Monday morning, the piers are crowded as fishermen, boat owners and excited spectators get together and start their procession out to sea. And yesterday, the first kilo of lobster sold yesterday for SEK10,400 — that’s around £1,000!
There are plenty of other seafood safari trips to book as well as some amazing adventure travel experiences, from the soft to those for the more adventurous.
Check out www.westsweden.com for all the latest information.