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Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city (population 580,000), lies approximately 295 miles southwest of Stockholm on the Kattegat, the stretch of sea bounded to the west by Denmark’s Jutland peninsula. Although it is a major port, as well as Sweden’s primary center of commerce and industry — the Volvo Car Corporation has its headquarters in the city, as does Saab Ericsson Space — it is also a prosperous and attractive metropolis of wide boulevards, fashionable shopping streets and excellent restaurants. 

Sjömagasinet is a Gothenburg institution specializing in classic seafood; located on the picturesque waterfront of the Göta Älv, it is contained within a wooden 18th-century building that was formerly used as a warehouse by the Swedish East India Company. Gothenburg is also the jumping-off point for the vast unspoiled archipelago that extends up Sweden’s west coast as far north as the Norwegian border.