Midsummer is a, more then thousand years, old tradition in Sweden.

In Sweden we mostly get together to enjoy pickled herring with fresh potatoes and a sauce made from sour cream and chive.

The midsummer in Sweden got wonderful light nights and the sun looks like it will never go down. You've got a kind of midnight sun all the way down to Gothenburg. If you would like to see the midnight sun for real you should visit northern parts of Sweden like Haparanda. The longest day on the northern globe is 21:th of June. Then the sun never goes down in Haparanda and in Gothenburg we maybe get a couple of hours with some darkness.

traditionla swedish midsummer foodThis is matjes or pickled herring usually served on swedish meetings around midsummer with sour cream and chive. To this most people offers a snaps with the herring.

some about making swedish midsummer food
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My first suggestion is that you try the archieplago here during midsummer.

Hotel trubaduren on Hoenoe offers midsummerpackage with midsummerbuffé and music entertainment. You'll see more about Hoenoe here>>>

Vraongoes leisure association Writes they are offering events with midsummer maypole and gives plays for the children from 15 pm on midsummer eve(23:rd of June).

The society Arbores on Styrsö offers also a maypole, pickled herrings with fresh potatoes and maybe a little snaps.

The braennoe society is arrangin party on their football ground friday the 21:rd 10 am. Goes on to 17 pm on the afternoon. If you would like to meet some of the inhabitants here I suggest you join them to help with midsummer pole, tables and herring table. Register as a volunteer here>>>.

Midsummer on smutten Koepstadsoe A little house in the middle of the island. You'll see some pictures here>>>

Scandic Opalen is a first-class hotel with 242 rooms, perfectly situated in the vibrant heart of the city. It is close to the exhibition centre, the Congress Hall and the city centre with its shopping, theatre district and the famous Liseberg amusement park.

Scandic Opalen

Gothenburg Hotels

Lies between hotel Gothia and the avenue in Gothenburg. Quite close to the tivoli Liseberg.

celebrate midsummer in hotel gothia
On the top of Hotel Gothia you've got a nice view over the city.
You are able to book you midsummer dinner and enjoy a good eer or wine with a wonderful view up here.

nice view from the coast
Why not visit Marstrand?
And enjoy the celebrations round the island. But you'll need to book fast. There is not many rooms left right now. If these are full you could always try Grand hotel Marstrand or Nautic hotel. Another affordable and fun way of lodging here is the old Carlstens soldierhotel who is the original house where soldiers wehere living during the 18:th and 19:th century. Here you sleep from 470 skr a night(around 47€ or 50$). Book a room here>>>

The Garden Society of Gothenburg
arranges exhibitions and got open 10-16 on midsummer eve.
You also got some bars with a view over gothenburg to visit during this evening. Like:
skybar med utsikt
The skybar on hotel riverton
with a view over the whole harbour.
utsiktHotel Belora with cielo rooftop bar another perfect place to realx and just enjoy the evening.
bar on the top
Rooftop bar on hotel scandic rubinen avenyn
is another bar on the roof where you could enjoy the evening sun during midsummer eve.
naes castle offers a good traditional swedish midsummer
Naas castle has, restarted, their midsummer celebrations.

They start already 10 in the morning and are holding events here all the night through to next evening on midsummer day.
If you've got a suggestion on more events then please send me a mail through and I'll try to put it up here as soon as possible.

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