\Vasteras, the city by the lake, has three magnificent castles: Tido' -, Engso and Vasteras castle. Tido' castle offers a comic and toy museum, and at Karlsgatan 2 there are two museums under the same roof .
In Vasteras you wil also find Sweden's largest ancient burial - mound Anundshog.
The mound is surrounded by some of the most impressive ancient remain sites in the country, including ship tumuli and an eleventh century runestone.
Don't forget to visit Vasteras Cathedral while you are here. It has been rewarded with three stars in the Michelin Tourist Guide. The cathedral's spire is marked with a crown that tells us that King Erik X1V is buried here.
Vasteras has a beautiful archipelago. Boats goes from the harbour to several islands, for example the bathers
paradise Ostra Holmen and to the island of Elba that has a restaurant which offers one of the best views in town. There are a myriad of islands in the archipelago, actually more than 300 of them. With other words
there should be something for every taste here.
The clothes chain H&M was founded in Vasteras for more than 60 years ago. The town center has severl small boutiques and seven big malls, and on the outskirts of town there are two big shopping centres with
stores like IKEA and Media Markt.
For a short outing we suggest you to visit Skultuna Brassworks that has several boutiques that for example sell the brands Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Ittala and Sno of Sweden.
There are three very unusual hotels in Vasteras: The underwater hotel Otter Inn, Hotel Woodpecker Inn that is situated in an oak tree in the Vasa park and the new Oooops Hotel which gives the illusion of sinking into
Very welcome to Vasteras
Less than one hour from Stockholm and only 15 minutes from Arlanda lies Sigtuna, Sweden's first city.
Sigtuna was founded in viking times, around 970, by King Erik Segersall. For less than one hundred years it was the only city in Sweden.
It was here that great men stayed to make important decisions, perform trade and entertain themselves - a tradition that continues to the present day . Discover our history among Viking rune stones and church ruins from the middle Ages.
End with a coffee in one of our cosy cafes or why not spend the night? Through us you can book a cosy room to a luxury hotel or royal palace.
The SL-ticket will take you all the way. Web: www.destinationsigtuna.se
Nykvarn is the ideal place for a day of recreation away from the city rush, 30 minutes by car or train from
Stockholm you will find our idyllic spot situated close to the shore of Lake Malaren. Our village, with its lush surroundings, offers a multiplicity of activities. The celebrity of the area is Taxinge Castle, which goes under the nickname of "The Cake Castle" Here you can taste one of the largest home-baked pastry and cake buffet in Northern Europe. The beautiful castle park inspires you to stroll and in the wings you will find gift shops and handicrafts.
satisfy your children's lust for fun with a day at the Abytorp Farm where they will be able to help to milk the cows and drive the tractor. A visit to Cartie Country is a must. Here the children can drive their own soap box cars in a miniature town och get a driving licence. Why not extend one perfect into a few? There are many pleasant accommodation alternatives, set in natural beauty with access to many different fun activities.
Out tourist brochure "Experience Nykarn" will give you more information before you visit us.
Welcome to Nykvarn
Stockholm is renowned for being one of the world's most beautiful cities. Built on fourteen islands between
lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea. The Swedish capital is overflowing with experiences and sights, whether your game is art and culture, history food, shopping, theater and entertainment, or nature. The majority of Stockholm's attractions are located within walking distance of the center, and breathtaking views across the
city's islands and waterways can be admired from the many walkways around the city.
Some of the most popular attractions are the Old Town (Gamla Stan), Europe's largest and best preserved medieval city center. In the Old Town you'll find the Royal Palace and Sweden's national cathedral - Storkyrkan.
Visit Djurgarden island and the Vasa museum and Skansen. The warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 in Stockholm harbour and was not salvaged until 1961. Over nearly half a century the Vasa has been
slowly meticulously restored to near original splendour. Skansen is a open-air museum, a Sweden in miniature, and a zoo with Nordic animals.
Don't miss a guided tour in the City hall, built as a supersized Italian renaissance palace in the early 20th century. Visit the famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel banquet is celebrated on December 10 every year.
See our website, www.visitstokholm.com, for more information and inspiration.
The magic of Monaghan lies in its beautiful rolling hills, sparkling lakes, meandering rivers, sheer unspoilt beauty, quaint towns, and villages, along with its friendly atmosphere.
There is a great range of outdoor pursuits available in County Monaghan, which capitalise on the beautiful natural surroundings with so many ways for the whole family to enjoy themselves. For the golfer there are courses situated in picturesque settings that are as challenging as they are charming. Equestrian enthusiasts will love the rolling countryside and quiet country roads, adrenalin junkies are catered for with rallying, quad biking and paintballing. Water sports enthusiasts will find waterskiing, wake boarding, kayaking and of course, County Monaghan is an angler's paradise.
Walking in County Monaghan is just that ......walking, as opposed to mountaineering! The hilly highways and byways of the county are the perfect place for a relaxing walking holiday. Unique visitor attractions, such as the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, in Inniskeen, and the award winning Monaghan Museum are a must see.
There is a wide variety of accommodation available with cafes and restaurants to cater for every palate and pocket, entertainment to suit every taste and tempo and when it's time to relax and get some 'me' time, there is a great range to Spas to help you unwind
In Blekinge, they are mad about all things maritime. It's packed with naval bases, lighthouses and picturesque coastal villages where the Danes once defended themselves against the Swedes. That's why our second smallest province has Sweden's most exciting archipelago.
The campsites here are often near the sea. Look for the spot where a Soviet submarine went aground in 1981. Pirate stories for the children have never been closer to hand.
Top Places to Visit
The Naval Museum In Karlskrona - Experience Sweden's exciting naval history.
Visit the new submarine exhibition and see the Swedish submarine HMS Naptum, which operated during the Cold War.
The Art Gallery in Ronneby - This is one of southern Sweden's biggest exhibition halls and , as well as the
many exhibitions every year, it arranges concerts, theatre performances and
Hano Lighthouse - One of the Baltic Sea's brightest lighthouses located on Hano's highest cliff, 60 metres
above sea level. The surrounding nature is quiet yet dramatic.
The Beaches - Enjoy the fine - grained sand in Solvesborg and Hallevik, Blekinge's beautiful chalk - white
family beaches with lots of different activities.
Kristianopel - A small picturesque coastal village that flourishes in summer. Walk along the city wall and
narrow lanes. There are many small shops and skilled craftsmen.
Kreastivum In Karlshamn - A science centre for children. With 170 different hands - on stations, children
can learn everything from building robots to testing their senses.