Photo Courtesy of Swedish Institute and Visit Sweden
Take your time! Gothenburg is not the place for stress. You should talk a little with the people you meet, even if you don’t know them. This is not typically Swedish, but it is typical for Gothenburg! (Gothenburg was named most sociable city in the world in a 2017 Hostelworld study.) People here have a dry sense of humor, and love to play with words. And since most inhabitants of Gothenburg speak good English (Swedes start learning in school at an early age), you’ll be able to join in on the joke. Finally, if you’re worried about tipping: Don’t be. It’s optional. Add a little extra in the restaurant if you feel you’ve been treated well, but don’t feel obliged to.