A day exploring Gothenburg, Sweden and also a visit to the archipelago islands nearby where many Gothenburgers (?) have their summer homes.
We got on to the little yellow car/bus ferry for a 12 minute ride across to one of the ten islands with unpronounceable names! This one was called Fotö but pronounced very differently.
Loves this bus stop with a fab view.
There we visited a traditional Swedish homestead museum (ö means island in Swedish which is why all the islands end in ö – in case anyone is wondering?) which is beautifully preserved inside and out.
Across the road is the local Lutheran church with hand painted ceilings, a ship icon (very common in these shipping communities) plus some impressive paintings of Heaven (over the altar) and Hell (above the organ at the back) so not much hope for the organist I guess?? It actually was a very “hygge” (they use this expression here too) church.
Next stop was another island – Honö with a cute marina and the locals enjoying beer and sunshine. They are all obsessed with sunlight here as they get so little of it during the Winter so in summer they are busy getting max vitamin D.
On the way back into Gothenburg we stopped at a replica of a famous explorer sailing ship that ran aground back in the 1700s.