Famous for its folk singing festival every July, Vastervik is perhaps Sweden’s best kept secret. This little town, with its untouched archipelago, leafy green meadows and picture perfect streets is the best of Sweden wrapped up in warm welcomes and rich experiences. View more
Local produce here is king of all restaurants and dishes, so whether you chose to dine in one of the top restaurants in the country (try Saltmagasinet Resturang & Bageri, only open in summer) or just chow down on fiska (coffee and cake; a national pastime in Sweden) in a local waterside café, expect delicious food that melts in the mouth.
The Swedes spend much of their time outside – their motto being that there is never any bad weather, only bad clothing, so this is a place to embrace the great outdoors. Starting with the beautiful Vastervik archipelago, take a boat trip, grab a blanket (it can get chilly, even in summer), settle down on the top deck and get ready to see some of the Mother Nature’s finest work. The more adventurous among you might enjoy a kayak tour and a chance to paddle around Hasselö Island, which boasts the grand total of 36 year-round residents! For those preferring to stay on terra firma, experience a slice of Västervik’s medieval life on-foot in the picturesque city and Old Quarter. Not to be missed are the Bronze Museum (with archery, a stone maze and treasure hunts for the young and young at heart), the Candlestick maker, the narrow gauge railway with its working vintage steam engines and 44-mile track.
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