Here are some photos from Gothenburg's Southern Archipelago. These islands are very close to the city, accessible via public transport and make for an easy day trip. They can only be reached by boat, and most are completely car-free. Traditionally these islands have been home to fishing villages and retirees, but more recently they’ve been taken over by summer holiday homes for wealthy Gothenburgers. Some people even live here and commute to Gothenburg each day for work.
Even in the middle of summer, when the area is teeming with tourists, the archipelago is large enough to still find small quiet places. There are so many islands I can always explore somewhere new. This is where I often go when I've got a day off and the weather is good.