Fly To Gothenburg, Sweden
When you’re travelling to one of Sweden’s top shopping destination, finding the cheapest flights to Gothenburg is paramount. Of course, even if shopping is not your thing, you will find plenty to see and do in the city… from modern European culture to scenery, food, clubbing, sight-seeing and much more.
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Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South Africans require a Schengen visa to enter Sweden, which is valid for up to 90 days. There are two Swedish Embassies in South Africa – one in Pretoria and another one in Cape Town. Both can assist with Visa applications as well as any queries you may have on the process. Documents required include confirmation of accommodation bookings and flight tickets, copies of ID document and travel plans as well as other paperwork. Contact the Visa Application Centre on +27 83 913 3220.
- The South African Embassy to Sweden is situated at the following address: The Chancery, 4th floor, Fleminggatan 20, 112 26 Stockholm (about four and a half hours from Gothenburg). Telephone: +46 (0) 8 24 39 50.
See and do
The sights of Gothenburg are rich and varied. Try the Forbes-listed amusement park of Liseberg; parks and reserves such as Rya Skogs Naturreservat and Slottsskogen; the public science centre of Universeum; landmarks such as the City Museum, Götaplatsen square and the Haga district; music of all types (jazz, opera, classical, rock and more); restaurants; sports; film (the Göteborg International Film Festival is a major annual event) or simply walk around and take in the sights.
Shopping is excellent, with a variety of department stores, boutiques, shopping centres and other shopping options to suit all preferences. As the city is extremely modern, you will find just about anything and everything under the sun at places such as Nordstan. For something a bit more Swedish, look out for unique design items for the home at the Röhsska shop or, for something more native, try the covered road of Victoriapassagen – here you can find crafts from the indigenous Sami people of Swedish Lapland.
Public transport is operated by Västtrafik and comprises trams, buses and ferries. It’s good to know at this point that the system can be slow when crossing the city. In the city centre though, it’s a lot faster. You may also want to note that there are no maps on the trams anymore – it’s worth investing in a map so that you can figure things out early!
Gothenburg Airport – GOT
Officially known as Göteborg Landvetter Airport, this airport is the second largest in Sweden after Stockholm. About 4.9 million travellers passed through the airport in 2011 alone.
Food and beverages: grab your caffeine fix at Espresso House, or try the Food Court for something quick to grab and go.
Currency Exchange: Look out for X-Change and two Forex Banks for currency conversion – there are a few ATMs in the airport too.
Lost Luggage: There is a Lost Baggage desk within the baggage claim area at Gothenburg Airport – here you can report your lost luggage by filling out a form.
Airport Hotels: Landvetter Airport Hotel is situated just 200m from the arrivals terminal, while there are many others within the area too.
Car Hire: Vehicle rental companies at Gothenburg Airport include Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Hertz and Budget.
Airport Hub: Gothenburg Airport (code GOT) is a hub for Scandinavian Airlines and other carriers including Lufthansa and British Airways, serving flights to and from destinations in Europe and the world.