Take a Break
Some 20 minutes from Gothenburg
by train, Alingsås is known for its well-preserved wooden houses and narrow streets, but first and foremost it is the capital of fika
, the Swedish ritual of a coffee break, usually taken along with a cinnamon bun. The town cafés sell the aforementioned buns, blueberry cake, carrot pastries and sandwiches of all kinds. During the annual Lights In Alingsås festival, held every October, the normally dark Swedish autumn nights are turned into fascinating and exciting lighting installations by artists and architects from around the world and draws around 100,000 visitors. Visitors can follow a designated route through the city, presented by an experienced guide.