HEJA! Gothenburg



Gothenburg is located on the west coast of Sweden. The entire city is your venue thanks to its size and that is only one of the reasons that make Gothenburg a leading event city in the Nordic region.

Gothenburg is easily accessible from around the world and is an ideal city for the championships. Facilities such as the competition venue, hotel rooms, cultural facilities, restaurants and shopping are all situated in the city center.

Gothenburg is a friendly city with an open and hospitable atmosphere. The general population speaks English, so visitors can rely on being understood in most situations.

It is no coincidence that Gothenburg has several times been voted the friendliest city in Sweden. The city’s approach to sustainability has gained international recognition and Gothenburg has been named one of the world’s most sustainable destinations.

Find out what’s happening in Gothenburg during your stay! The Event Calendar contains a rich selection of events in and around Gothenburg.

It’s easy to discover natural wonders in and around Gotenburg! Check out what to do

How to get to Gothenburg?


By air

The international airport Landvetter (GOT) is located 20 kilometres south-east of the city centre and you can travel from various destinations in Europe and the world.  It’s easy to get to and from the airport with the shuttle bus service Flygbussarna and the journey time is between 25 and 30 minutes. Taxi or rental cars are also available at the airport. Another option is to fly to Copenhagen and then take the train.

By train

SJ, Vasttrafik, Oresundstaget, Tagab, VY and MTR Express are running frequent services to and from the central station in Gothenburg, connecting the city with the Scandinavian capitals Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The journey times are just under 4 hours from Oslo, around 3 hours from Stockholm and 3,5 hours from Copenhagen. The trains from Denmark stop at Copenhagen international airport, making it a convenient option to fly there and catch the train to Gothenburg.

By bus

The bus terminal Nils Ericssonterminalen is serviced by long distance and express bus companies like Flixbus and Bus4you. You can easily travel to Gothenburg from major cities in Sweden and Scandinavia. The journey time is around 3,5 hours from Oslo, 6,5 hours from Stockholm, 3,5 hours from Malmö and 5 hours from Copenhagen.  Travel by bus in West Sweden with public transport company Vasttrafik.

By ferry

Stena Line is running direct ferry routes Fredrikshavn–Gothenburg and Kiel–Gothenburg. The ferry terminal for Denmark (Fredrikshavn) is located at Masthuggstorget, near the city centre. The ferries to Germany (Kiel) leave from the terminal in Klippan, a little further out in the harbour.

By car

The European highway routes E6, E20 and E45 pass through Gothenburg, making it easy to arrive by car. Swedish roads are toll free, with the exception of congestion charge in Gothenburg and Stockholm.  The charge is applicable to all cars, driving in/out or through Gothenburg on weekdays and the car-owner is automatically invoiced. There are plenty of parking spaces in Gothenburg.

Scandinavium Arena

12 044 people

maximum capacity

30 000 sqm