Culture & history

Once upon a time there were twelve small lands that became Småland, inhabited by independent and headstrong people. Proud of their roots, grounded in the present but looking inquisitively to the future. Then as now, we enjoyed talking about the past and our current way of life


Picturesque & historical Småland

Our landscape is rich in well-preserved sites where time has stood still. Enjoy a journey back in time and immerse yourself in a lost age.

Astrid Lindgren’s Näs

Näs in Vimmerby was the place where Astrid Lindgren grew up with her siblings a hundred years ago.

The wooden town – Eksjö

Eksjö’s town centre boasts more than 50 listed wooden buildings, making it one of Europe’s best-preserved wooden towns. Wander around old districts!

John Bauer

John Bauer was a painter from Småland, known for his enchanting, mysterious paintings depicting trolls and the Swedish forests.

Småland for everyone

Småland is a popular travel destination for good reason, both for young and old – here you can experience beautiful landscapes and much more.

Train nostalgia

Discover what it’s like to travel along railways in old steam engines, cycle trolleys and bright-orange railcars.

Huseby Bruk

Beautiful Huseby Bruk shows you a bygone era. At the old ironworks, the stories of the 1800’s are told over and over again.

Historical steamboats

Our old steamboats offer unique and pleasant ways to discover more of Småland – from the lake!

Museums

Småland has museums for everyone. We list some of our favourites and let you choose.

Art galleries

Top-class art galleries where the art of Småland meets international works – a must for art lovers!

Småland for everyone

Småland is a popular travel destination for good reason, both for young and old – here you can experience beautiful landscapes and much more.

Kalmar Castle

Your steps echo between the old walls as you walk through the vault, into Kalmar Castle’s courtyard.

Churches

Småland’s churches represent a large part of the surviving buildings from the Middle Ages and bear witness to developments in church architecture.

Småland for everyone

Småland is a popular travel destination for good reason, both for young and old – here you can experience beautiful landscapes and much more.