Meeting the locals is a piece of cake in Gothenburg

From jogging in a nature reserve to joining in the Scandi ritual of fika, a new initiative in west Sweden gives visitors the chance to connect with the inhabitants

Gothenburg city guide: what to visit plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With its sun-dappled islands, waterways, cobbled streets and laid-back vibe, Sweden’s second city is a must-visit in spring and summer

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities