Must-see attractions in Småland

  • Växjö Konsthall

    Växjö's art gallery showcases contemporary work by local and national artists; expect anything from minimalist ceramics to mixed-media installations.

  • Norrköpings stadsmuseum

    Stadsmuseum delves into the town’s industrial past, complete with still-functioning machinery, a great cafe and dynamic temporary exhibitions.

  • Tropicarium

    This artificial tropical world opposite the entrance to Kolmården Zoo titillates with its motley crew of spiders, sharks, alligators and snakes. It's…

  • Linköpings domkyrka

    Made from blocks of hand-carved limestone, the enormous domkyrka was the country’s largest and most expensive church in the Middle Ages. Its foundations…

  • Kulturhuset

    Oskarshamn's Cultural Hall houses two interesting museum collections. Admission to one also includes the other. Döderhultarmuseet features around 200…

  • Grenna Polkagriskokeri

    Several sweet-makers in Gränna have kitchens where you can watch the town’s trademark red-and-white peppermint polkagris (rock candy) being made, but this…

  • 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…

  • Kronobergs Slott

    In 1542, Småland rebel Nils Dacke spent Christmas in Kronobergs Slott, now a ruin. The 14th-century castle is on a small island (reached by footbridge) in…

  • Sankt Lars Kyrka

    The concrete floor of Sankt Lars Kyrka was built in 1802 above the previous medieval church crypt. There are tours of the crypt on Tuesday at 3pm, where…

  • Växjö domkyrka

    Looking like an ode to Pippi Longstocking, the bizarre domkyrka has been struck by lightning and repeatedly ravaged by fire – the latest renovation was in…

  • Fornminnesgårdens Museum

    Wander around this compact collection of 17th-century timber dwellings and buildings at Fornminnesgårdens Museum. Exhibits here chart the history of the…

  • Orrefors Park

    Adjacent to the former factory, this kickstarter project is a first step at renewing the village's glassblowing traditions and includes a small museum,…

  • Radio Museum

    Located on Tändstickgrand, the Radio Museum boasts over 1000 retro radio sets and related memorabilia. The museum has a real 'step back in time' feel with…

  • Hällristningsmuseet

    This riverside museum 2km west of the city has fine examples of Bronze Age rock carvings outside and historical artifacts relating to the period inside…

  • Kalmar Sjöfartsmuseum

    Ah-har, me hearties! Salty sea dogs should line up for this eccentric collection of seafaring memorabilia, with bottled ships, foghorns and all sorts of…

  • Östergötlands Länsmuseum

    Has a decent European art collection (Cranach’s painting of Eden, Original Sin, is wonderful, with a smiling Eve twiddling her toes), and Swedish art…

  • Västerviks Museum

    Displays at this museum, just north of the tourist office, cover the town’s history. You’ll also find Unos Torn, an 18m-high lookout tower with…

  • Smedbyn i Huskvarna

    This atmospheric little lane of Falu-red houses converted into primarily private galleries and craft boutiques, all selling their wares, makes for an…

  • Holmens Museum

    This small museum charts over 400 years of paper making on the site of Norrköping's first hand paper mill, which began operations in 1633.

  • Båtmansstugorna

    Wander amongst picture perfect former ferrymen’s cottages from the 1740s in this little square with a cafe and a few boutiques.