Gothenburg - New Älvsborg Fortress


This 17th century fortress is located on an island at the mouth of the Göta River and has a fascinating history. It was built to protect the growing city of Gothenburg from invasion and was considered an attractive piece of land, fought over by Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. It has also been used as a prison for some of Sweden’s most dreaded criminals.
Today the fortress is a listed building and attracts a large amount of visitors each year. Travel by boat from the quay of Lilla Bommen for approximately 30 minutes. You can join to one of the guided tours and hear more about the great history of the island and the fortress. At the island there is café with home bakery, sandwiches and a lighter lunch menu.

Please note down your preferred time under comments when booking

  • Available: From July 6 to August 20
  • Departure:
    • From Lilla Bommen pier to New Älvsborgs Fortress: 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00 hrs
    • From New Älvsborgs Fortress to Lilla Bommen pier: 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00 hrs
  • Duration: 30 minutes per way by boat, excluding the time you spend at the island
  • Guiding: English and Swedish
  • Price 2017: EUR 21,- per adult
  • Child conditions: EUR 11,- per child (6-15 years). Children undrer the age of 6 free of charge
  • Included: Return boat tour to New Älvsborg Fortress and guided tour on the island
  • Please note:
    • Special conditions: Please specify upon reservation which departure and return departure you wish to book