Along lake Vättern

On the eastern shore of lake Vättern, you’ll find some of Sweden’s most popular nature areas such as Omberg and Tåkern and Varamobaden, a sandy freshwater beach. You can also visit historic locations that are so well preserved that it’s almost like travelling back a hundred years, to the era when the whole of Sweden was ruled from here. 

Omberg is a wonderful location, whether you love peace and quiet or crave excitement and adventure. The area has spectacular nature, dramatic mountains and vast panoramic views. Naturum Tåkern is a visitor centre on the southern shore of lake Tåkern, a haven for birdwatchers. Here you can also explore the exciting Fairytale Path of Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland.

The world’s largest recreational bicycle ride, Vätternrundan, starts and finishes in Motala. Here you can also visit Varamobaden beach, Sweden’s answer to Copacabana.

Vadstena is widely regarded as one of Sweden’s most charming small towns, with its medieval buildings and cobbled streets. Meet kings and queens from past times at Vadstena Castle and visit Vadstena Abbey and St. Bridget’s Convent Church, a must for pilgrims from all over the world.

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