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Experience Östergötland and its many cultural offers, not to mention the splendid archipelago with its varied nature by the Baltic Sea.
The Kolmården Wildlife Park is situated north of Norrköping. Here you can meet animals from all over the world. Sit down in the dolphinarium and watch the magical dolphins perform or drive in your car among the wild animals. Here the day passes by very easily with a lot of fantastic experiences for the entire family. The safari park offers a great adventure as it is only the windscreen that separates you from the bears, wolves, lions, zebras and ostriches. Therefore, keep the windows and doors closed and your eyes open.
Linköping is the fifth biggest city in Sweden. It is lively and has a high pulse. It has a lot of bars, theatres and an impressing selection of restaurants for every taste and at any price level. Do you love to go shopping? If the answer is yes, the city is an Eldorado with a lot of shops and galleries. But it also has something to offer for those interested in cultural experiences – you might visit the old Linköping, the cathedral or the Air Force Museum. There are several beautiful castles, e.g. Ekenäs Castle which has the annually held rover tournament. Go exploring along the Göta Canal, which flows into the Roxen Lake, and along the Kinda canal down to the Kinda lakes which have beautiful surroundings with a lot of locks.
Reijmyre is situated in Norrköping municipality. The Reijmyre glassworks are some of the oldest in Sweden and were founded in 1810. It is beautifully located between Norrköping and Finspång in the middle of the deep Kolmård forest. The nearest archipelago is Arkösund, a small community by the sea, which is full of life in the summer, and here you will find many shops, pubs and hotels offering entertainment. Furthermore you will find the open air theatre, stalls with fine craft, yachting opportunities, ice-cream booths and magnificent bathing opportunities at Badholmarna.
Söderköping has beautiful surroundings, and it is especially a nice place in the summer. Enjoy the nice old town or go by bike along the canal. Climb the Ramunderberg and experience the town from above. Afterwards you can relax with one of the famous ice creams at Smultronstället, or you can try a Spanish lunch table at the restaurant La Uva which is located in the centre of the town square.
In the heart of Valdemarsvik you will find the popular marina. The Gryt and Tjust archipelagos with rocky as well as sandy beaches are very popular bathing beaches in the summer. Experience Astrid Lindgren’s adventurous world in Vimmerby in the northern part of Småland together with your children or grand children. It was here that the stories about Pippi Langstrømpe and Emil from Lønneberg were created.
We have collected some of the most frequent questions from our guests.
There are 30+ DanCenter holiday homes in Östergötland.
Omberg hill, Tåkern lake, Gamla Linköping, Norrköping, Borensberg, the archipelago of Östergötland, Alvastra Abbey, and Vadstena are some of the important places in Östergötland.
Some of the must-try activities in Östergötland are:
Travellers from the UK can reach Östergötland via air, ferry, train and car.
Try Honokaka, Brunkål, Kavring, and Svartsoppa when in Östergötland.
The best time to visit Östergötland is from May to September.