Top things to do in Västmanland

Top Choice Mine in Sala

Sala Silvergruva

Even if you’re reluctant to take the plunge, there's plenty to see and do above ground at this vast mine complex 2km south of the town centre. Underground, a staggering 20km of caverns and shafts contain galleries, …
Top Choice Museum in Västerås

Karlsgatan 2

Comprising the former Västmanland Länsmuseum (county museum) and Västerås Konstmuseum (art gallery) in a re-imagined industrial block near Centralstation, Karlsgatan 2 packs a punch. The county museum is presented i…
Top Choice Historic Site in Västmanland

Engelsbergs Bruk

Looking more like a collection of gingerbread houses than an industrial relic, Engelsberg Bruk, a Unesco World Heritage Site in the tiny village of Ängelsberg, 60km north of Västerås, was one of the most important e…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Västerås

Anundshög

Västerås is surrounded by pre-Christian sites. The most interesting and extensive is Anundshög, the biggest tumulus (burial ground) in Sweden, 9km northeast of the city. You can get the bus 12 to Bjurhovda, from whe…
Top Choice Cafe in Nora

Strandstugan

Down by the lake is this delightful wooden cottage, set in a flower-filled garden, where you can get coffee, sandwiches, quiches, desserts and other home-baked goodies, as well as Nora Glass ice-cream creations. If …
Top Choice Bistro in Västerås

Frank

A glance at Frank's place on the web will give you a sense of what to expect at this edgy bistro which is turning heads from Västerås to Stockholm. Here, you dine by Frank's rules: choose from meat, fish or vegetari…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Nora

Nora Glass

Nora is renowned for its incredible ice cream, made here for more than 80 years. You never know what flavours will be available – three or four different ones are churned out freshly each day – but you do know that …
Church in Västerås

Västerås domkyrka

The fine brick-built Domkyrka was begun in the 12th century, although most of what you see today is late-14th-century work. It contains carved floor slabs, six altarpieces and the marble sarcophagus of King Erik XIV…
Gallery in Nora

Kvarteret Bryggeriet

At the end of Prästgatan is a collection of buildings that once housed a brewery and now contains several art galleries and studios. A collective of locals puts on a knockout gallery show in the main building each s…
Cafe in Västmanland

Nya Servering

Nya Servering is not far from Ängelsberg train station (60km north of Vãsterås) and serves fast food, coffee and simple sandwiches. There’s a good view from here across to the island Barrön on Lake Åmänningen, where…