Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish, pronounced [jœtəˈbɔrj] ) is the second largest city in Sweden by population and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated on the west coast of Sweden, the city proper has a population of 520,374, with 549,839 in the urban area and total of 938,580 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Gothenburg is classified as a global city by GaWC, with a ranking of Gamma.
The City of Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. It lies by the sea at the mouth of Göta Älv, the river running through the city, and is the largest seaport in the Nordic countries. -Wikipedia
Getting from Landvetter airport to the venue is very easy by the Airport Bus. Tickets can be purchased on the bus by using your credit card, 89 SEK one way.
Taxis are fairly expensive and runs within 350 - 450 SEK.
Car rental services are available at Landvetter for those of you who plan to stay on and see The West Coast of Sweden.
The undisputable center of Gothenburg is Götaplatsen (5 minutes walk from the Venue) with the statue of the God of the Seas, Poseidon, standing at the very center. From there on Kungsportsavenyn (for short;”The Avenue”) leads you down to the shops and malls of the inner city.
Behind Poseidon is Gothenburg´s Museum of Fine Arts (well-known for it´s exquisit selection of Nordic Light Artists), and to the left is the Concert Hall, home of the National Symphony Orchestra. To the right you will find Gothenburg City Theater.
Travelling within the greater Gothenburg area is simple and fast independently whether you choose to go by tram (”Spårvagn”) or by bus. Tickets can be bought through your mobile phone by dialling #72450.
For more info see; www.vasttrafik.se
Volvo Ocean Race during ECC 2015
Gothenburg is the final harbour for Volvo Ocean Race, a sailing race that has been going on around the world for the last eight months.
The race starts in October 2014 in Alicante, Spain. From there, the race boats will sail all over the world, before they come to the Swedish west coast for the finish line. Frihamnen in Gothenburg will be the main area for the event.
From Sunday 21 June 2015 to Sunday 28 June 2015 a lot of happening will take part in Frihamnen. Do not miss this during your stay!