© Patrik Svedberg

Nature & Adventure

Crayfish - a genuine Småland tradition

Try a genuine Småland tradition – fish for crayfish in crystal clear lakes and enjoy your catch at the equally traditional crayfish party (Kräftskiva), where the delicious shellfish are devoured accompanied by songs and laughter, and perhaps a schnapps or two... Fishing for crayfish in Småland is a real privilege and all waters are privately owned. Some accommodations offer package deals that include both fishing and a crayfish dinner, so you can experience the whole process.

Crayfish Party at Wallby Säteri
Crayfish Party at Wallby Säteri. © Patrik Svedberg

Wallby Säteri

Wallby Säteri (manor) is an idyllic place surrounded by large forests and beautiful lakes. Wallby Säteri arrange packages with comfortable accommodation and fishing for crayfish. Head out with the boat to drop the nets and collect the crayfish cages early the morning after. Enjoy a three course dinner with freshly cooked crayfish and other local produce.


Crayfish party at Asa Herrgård
Crayfish party at Asa Herrgård. © Hanna Strålman

Asa Herrgård

Asa Herrgård is a manor hotel in a natural setting, surrounded by glittering lakes and deep forests. In August and September, you can participate in the exclusive activity of fishing for crayfish. At Asa, you and your friends can book a fishing package including: Welcome "fika" (coffee and snacks), crayfishing with a guide, crayfish dinner, and accommodation (part in double room).


Kosta Lodge & Kosta Wilderness Camp

Situated in the middle of the Kingdom of Crystal, close to one of Sweden's oldest glass factories. Choose between staying in cottages of high standard or in a hotel room in the main building. Kosta Vildmarkscamp offers fishing for crayfish with a guide - a guided tour and help with cages, lures and instructions. Dinner at night and after dinner you empty the cages, make coffee over an open fire and eat apple cake. Website in Swedish with translate button.


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