Take the boat from Lilla Bommen to one of the most popular destinations on the west coast, New Älvsborg Fortress. It's a perfect day trip for the whole family. The boat trip takes just 40 minutes one way and goes through Gothenburg's fascinating harbor. Once you arrive at the fortress, there is plenty to see and experience - start to listening to the digital guide (in swedish) about the history. You can buy your boat ticket easily further down the page.
A Trip by Boat through Gothenburg's Harbor
The boat trip takes you through Gothenburg's harbor, the largest harbor in Scandinavia. We pass, among other things, the Eriksberg district, the new skyscraper Karlatornet, the building monument Eriksbergskranen and the large container cranes. At Nya Älvsborgs Fästning, you can start the digital guide on your smartphone - the guide is available in Swedish. You will get more information about the digital guidance on board the boat.
The trip to the fortress goes with several of Strömma Kanalbolaget's boats - M/S Göteborg, M/S Carl Michael Bellman, or M/S S:t Erik. You can read more about the departures in the timetable further down the page.
Buy a Boat Ticket Online – This is Included
The easiest way to buy a boat ticket to New Älvsborg Fortress is online in advance. The ticket includes the following:
- Boat trip - return ticket
- Guaranteed place on board
- Entrance ticket to the island
- Digital guided tour of the fortress (in Swedish)
Please note that the ticket is only valid for a round trip with Strömma Kanalbolaget's boats at the times you selected when booking.
New Älvsborg Fortress – Things to Do
New Älvsborg Fortress is a well-preserved fortress from the middle of the 17th century. The fortress was built to defend Gothenburg against the Danish fleet. It has been besieged but never taken by enemy forces. You can get more information about the fortress's exciting history through the digital guidance on the island.
Don't forget to take the opportunity to walk around the island and enjoy the historic atmosphere and the beautiful view. For the active visitor, there is also the opportunity to try archery and jump in a bouncy castle.
In the café on the island, coffee and simpler lunch dishes are available for purchase. Opening times for the island's café can be found on Älvsborg's events website (in swedish). Otherwise, there are plenty of beautiful places outside to sit down and have a picnic.