No Swedish city blends with nature as seamlessly as Gothenburg. Its archipelago of quaint fishing villages and untouched islands promises one adventure after another. The city grew up as a hub for trade and industry—it’s the hometown of Volvo—and that spirit of innovation drives the local art and music scenes. Among the canals and tree-lined streets, you’ll also find award-winning restaurants. It’s just a few hours from Stockholm and puts the magical coastal region of West Sweden in easy reach.