Welcome to Gothenburg!
Välkomna till Göteborg!
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg), Sweden’s second largest city and once dubbed the friendliest city in Europe (Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, 2017). Among Swedes, Gothenburg is mostly known for easy-going locals, fresh seafood and a slightly silly sense of humor. Located where the river Göta älv meets the sea, Gothenburg is a port town and the EIC venue will bring you right to the waterfront. While November is a chilly month, we hope you will still feel the welcoming warmth of this charming city.
Daytime: 6-8 °C
Nighttime: 2-3 °C
Daily chance of rain: 38%
Daily rain average: 4 mm
The sports hall
EIC 2024 will be held in the sports hall Lundbystrandshallen on the north side of the river (Norra Älvstranden). The sports hall features a 40×20 m main hall with wooden flooring and a total of 1,200 seats on two sides, as well as five additional 40×20 m halls with rubber flooring.
The sports hall was originally part of the Lindholmen shipyard, which closed definitely in the 1980s. Lundbystrandshallen was inaugurated as a sports hall in 1996, and was then the largest sports hall complex in Sweden.
Gothenburg’s public transportation system consists of a mix of buses, trams, ferries and a couple of commuter trains. Bus stop Regnbågsgatan is found 500 m from the sports hall. Slightly further but decidedly more picturesque is taking the ferry to and from Lindholmspiren situated a 750-m walk from the sports hall. Public transportation is run by Västtrafik, we recommend using their online travel planner to find travel routes throughout the city. You can also download their app Västtrafik To Go which can be used both for travel planning and purchasing tickets. Please note that tickets are not sold aboard buses.