Gothenburg is located on the western coast of Sweden, and is dotted with rocky islands both to the north and the south. While the northern islands are great destinations for summer vacationers, the southern islands are perfect for day trippers. Västtrafik, the public transportation provider in western Sweden, even offers a free ferry to the archipelago with your tram pass. I was originally aiming to go to Brännö, which has a local history museum that looked super heady, but after an hour tram ride to Salthomen, a 50 minute wait for the ferry, and another 20+ minutes on the ferry, I abandoned ship (AHAHAHHA I crack myself up) and disembarked at Styrsö, a mainly residential island.
The island was so idyllic, and a perfect getaway after a weekend of afterworking, partying, etc. There wasn't too much to do, per se (there was a group of old people playing boule but that was about it), but it was still nice to walk around and explore the outer edges of Gothenburg. I took a mini hike to the top of the island:
|I'm king of the world!|
Also, the signs of autumn were all around:
|the leaves are changing here already!|
|it took a lot of will power not to snag an apple from the apple grove|
Also had a delicious lunch at a little cafe on the northern edge of the island. Adorable, right? As you can see, there's a blanket draped over the chair, which is typical at Swedish bars, restaurants, and cafes. Last night we went out for cider, and everyone was dressed up in their gray skinny jeans, button down shirts, white chucks, blazers...and oversized fleece blankets.