Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Kalmar

Kalmar Slott

Fairy-tale turrets, a drawbridge, a foul dungeon and secret passages…Kalmar Slott has everything that a proper castle should. This dominant Renaissance stronghold was once the most important building in the land and…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Oskarshamn

Blå Jungfrun National Park

The Blå Jungfrun (Blue Maiden) National Park encompasses a 1km-long granite island also known as ‘Witches’ Mountain’ because, according to ancient folklore, this is where witches (continue to) gather on Maundy Thurs…
Top Choice Museum in Vimmerby

Astrid Lindgrens Näs

Astrid Lindgrens Näs is a fascinating cultural centre set on the farm in which Lindgren, author of the world-bestselling Pippi Longstocking books, grew up. There’s a permanent exhibition about the writer’s life and …
Top Choice Museum in Jönköping-Huskvarna

Husqvarna Fabriksmuseum

Square-jawed men going hunting while their wives snuggle up to sewing machines: the Husqvarna Fabriksmuseum conjures up a vivid 1950s world and while that world might not be a picture of gender equality today, it is…
Top Choice Castle in Vadstena

Vadstena Slott

Overlooking the lake, and considered one of the finest early Renaissance buildings in the Nordic region, construction commenced on Vadstena Slott, the family project of the early Vasa kings, in 1545. View their gloo…
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

Malerås

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…
Top Choice Castle in Linköping

Ekenäs Slott

Built between 1630 and 1644, this is one of the best-preserved Renaissance castles in Sweden. Features include three spectacular towers, a moat, and furnishings from the 17th to 19th centuries. It’s located 20km eas…
Top Choice Area in Linköping

Gamla Linköping

Located 2km west of the city, this is one of the biggest living-museum villages in Sweden. It’s a gorgeous combo of cobbled streets, picket-fenced gardens and around 90 19th-century houses. Just 300m through the for…