Along lake Vättern
Along the eastern shore of Lake Vättern, you will not only find some of Sweden's most visited nature areas; Omberg, Tåkern and Varamobaden, but also historical places such as Vadstena and Skänninge.
Boasting 58 impressive locks and 21 guest marinas, the 190 kilometre long Göta canal is one of the largest construction projects in Swedish history, attracting over 3 million visitors every year.
The archipelago of Östergötland
Imagine a deep blue sea that awakens a longing for freedom, fresh breezes and adventure. In this beautiful archipelago it’s easy to find your favourite islands, whether you prefer peace and relaxation or exciting adventures.
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For those seeking beautiful natural experiences and peace and quiet, welcome to the Kinda kanal. The canal is an elongated area of 80 kilometres with varied nature and experiences, which stretches from the city of Linköping in the north to the parts of Horn and Hycklinge in the south.
Begin Your journey in Linköping and head south and You will find a paradise for nature lovers, offering unmissable natural surroundings and phenomena. Just a stone’s throw away is Astrid Lindgren's World, where visitors can meet beloved characters from Astrid Lindgren’s children’s books.
The area around Norrköping and Finspång in the northern part of Östergötland has a rich legacy of rural industrial history, beautiful forested areas, and lakes ideal for paddling. This is also the home of Scandinavia’s largest wildlife park Kolmården.
Hiking along the beautiful Östgötaleden Hiking Trail is a perfect way to experience all the nuances of Östergötland's nature. The experience varies depending on which part of the majestic 1200-kilometre trail you choose.