A jewel in southern Östergötland is lake Sommen with Torpön island. Drop by the visitor centre Naturum Sommen, ride a boat on the lake, swim in the clear water or sunbathe on a secluded island. Torpön is especially popular with cyclists and walkers.
Just a stone’s throw away is Astrid Lindgren's World, where visitors can meet beloved characters from Astrid Lindgren’s children’s books and visit the author’s well-preserved childhood home on Näs farm.
The area has a rich array of small-scale, unique businesses, making for a fascinating trip through the beautiful landscape near the Småland border. Just watch out for the Sommarkoa, a mythical cow that, according to ancient legend, lies resting in one of the mountains around lake Sommen…