Welcome to Västerås


Västerås is also a handy base for exploring Mälaren lake and important pagan sites nearby and is the site of Sweden's newest (and zaniest) indoor water park and some of Sweden's most unusual places to lay your head.

All in all, quite the surprising package, really. Three cheers for the underdog!


Top experiences in Västerås

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Västerås activities

$211.31 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight in a Swedish Log Cabin with Romantic Moonlight Hottub in Svartadalen

Here’s a wonderful offer for those seeking a romantic getaway not far from Stockholm in the beautifull region known as 'Svartådalen' (The Black River Valley).Enjoy a romantic night in a genuine beautifully renovated 17th century log cabin at the Swedish county side and bathing in a wooden hottub under the sky with twinkling stars. Fruits, chocolate, and roses is served on your room before your arrival. The next morning you unpack your late morning breakfast package and you can check-out late around 2pm. All specially and personally arranged by 'Cupid' (your landlord) to make everything just perfect.The location is stunning and the silence is still genuine. During your stay you forget your everyday stress. The surroundings is excellent for a trip by bike, by canoe, horse, or on foot. A visit with shopping and traditional Swedish 'fika' is a must at the 400-year old brass heritage in Skultuna known for it's timeless product design from international designers and local talents.The region of Svartådalen (Black River Valley) is really stunning with its open surroundings, wetlands, meadows, and forest covering this area. Svartådalens wetlands are classified as internationally important for a number of migratory birds and is part of the EU network of valuable nature areas.

$118.33 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Wildlife and Farm Hiking Adventure

Day 1: Bergslagen Forest (L,D)After check-in and settling in to your timber cottage at 9am in Ulvsbomuren, your 2-Day Wildlife and Farm Hiking Adventure will begin. Your overnight accommodations are set on an old forest farm from the 17th century near the small village of Ramnas. Easy to access, it is less than a 1-hour drive by car from Vasteras Airport or 2-hours from Arlanda Airport, not to mention it is even reachable by train.After settling into your timber cottage, you will be able to choose from different starting points and different lengths of your hike. You will even receive a transfer to your starting point. The hiking is not guided and you will walk your way back to Ulvsbomuren enjoying the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. Along the hiking trail of Bruksleden you will find a variety of mammals like lynx, wolf, moose, roedeer, fox, badger and wild boar together with birds like the golden eagle, the white tailed eagle, woodpeckers, owls and forest birds such as black grouse and capercaillie. There will be lunch and snacks to bring along together with a map and compass. Once back on the farm, you will have some time to relax on the large wooden deck with a beautiful view over the fields before the 3-course dinner is served with ingredients from the farm and the forest such as game, lamb, mushrooms and wild berries, all locally produced, freshly harvested and well prepared. Day 2: Ulvsbomuren Farm (B)After breakfast, there will be time for some activities on your own like exploring the farm before departure. Please note: One extra in Ulvsbomuren is optional and includes one lunch, a 3-course dinner and breakfast.

$202.85 Outdoor Activities

The Wildfire Track - Private Tour - 4 Hours

The tour includes travel in a classic safari car with a guide that was a volunteer fire fighter during the fire. You will be guided around the area where the wildfire was raging, and you'll hear exciting and personal anecdotes from the guide that was individually affected by the forest fire.We stop in the forest and explore the area and take a Swedish "FIKA" (coffee, tea and home made cookies)The forest in the area was badly affected and you will see and experience how the fire changed the area coming back and forth during different wether conditions when the fire was raging. Black trees and tree stumps, cracked rocks where the soil is completely gone to total destruction as far as the eye can see. And maybe if we look carefully( in the spring) we can find the red listed specie Svedjenäva that can only be seen one or two years after huge wildfires. The tour takes a maximum of 8 participants, but can also offer a lower price for maximum of 5 participants. We recommend you bring comfortable clothing and shoes, camera and water bottle.No age limit and we can arrange car seats for children from 3 years old.

$535.31 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Swedish Wilderness Adventure for Families and Groups

Visit an old mine, crawl through caves, go fishing, kayaking, on moose and wolf safaris, hiking or a proper bush craft hour or two. The trips will take you through the landscape and we will have opportunities to watch birds and mammals. If we are very lucky we might hear the elusive wolf howl in the distance. During the evenings we will have long camp fires telling stories or planning the day ahead, watching the stars and listening to the sounds of the night. The trips will be accommodated for all levels of experience, basic first timers to more experienced participants. Everyone is welcome to join! The car takes up to 8 passengers.Activities to choose from, you have several options: Cave crawling Mine visit Over night stay in a tipi, tent or wood shed Fishing from wooden raft, Strömsholms canal Survive in the wild Raft tour, Strömsholms canal Canoe trip or kayaking Wilderness experience Hiking Wildlife safaris Bushcraft Birdwatching Learn how to drive a 4x4, basic You have several options on your overnight stay: Bed & Breakfast Hotel Hostel Charcoal hut Tent Tipi Roof top tent Wind shed Under the stars The price includes travel and overnight sleep in tent, wind shed or under the stars.