Top Choice Factory in Kosta

Kosta Glassworks

The site of one of Sweden's original glassworks, established in 1742, the Kosta Boda complex continues to reel in coachloads of visitors. It’s touristy, but the combination of gallery, glass-blowing demonstrations, …
Top Choice Factory in Glasriket

Glass Factory

If you visit one place in the Glasriket, come to the Glass Factory on the site of the former Boda factory. The project houses Scandinavia's largest collection of art glass (more than 30,000) pieces and a variety of …
Top Choice Workshop in Glasriket


This eponymous factory in Malerås, 23km from Kosta, is the collaboration of acclaimed artist Mats Jonasson and four other glassblowing talents who produce original pieces ranging in style from kitsch to classic. Wat…
Museum in Glasriket

Madesjö Hembygdsgård

No one has counted, apparently, but there are probably upwards of 35,000 objects on display at this fascinating ethnological museum housed in the former stables of Nybro's village church. Various tableaus illustrate…
Museum in Glasriket

James Bond Museum

Although the entry price is a little steep, Bond fans will enjoy this quirky museum of James Bond memorabilia, the product of one man's lifetime obsession with 007. Located in Nybro, the complex includes a diverse c…
Area in Glasriket

Pukeberg Glasbruk

The unfortunately named Puke­berg Glasbruk, just southeast of the centre of Nybro, is interesting for its historic setting (dating from 1871) which is being rejuvenated under the government's plan to resurrect the a…
Workshop in Kosta

Kosta Glascenter

Not to be confused with the Kosta Glassworks, but within its grounds, the Kosta Glascenter offers demonstrations, workshops and classes in glass blowing with a variety of local artists. And there are plenty of outle…
Gallery in Kosta

Kosta Boda Art Gallery

The factory's own gallery has some stunning pieces but feels at times like a front for its nearby retail outlets. You can see even more exquisite pieces in the rooms and common areas of the Kosta Boda Art Hotel, whi…
Workshop in Glasriket

Carlos R Pebaqué

If you're lucky, you'll be able to watch Uruguayan-born artist Carlos R Pebaqué create extraordinary vases in his one glass oven in Gullaskruv, 6km from Orrefors.
Wildlife Reserve in Kosta

Grönåsen Älg- & lantdjurspark

For a close encounter with a beautiful bandy-legged elk, head for Sweden’s biggest elk park, located 4km southeast of Kosta, towards Orrefors. You can admire these gentle creatures on a 1.3km walk in the forested en…