Holiday home in Smaland: How to find the best one for you

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Holiday home in Småland

If you book a holiday home in Smaland, an adventure awaits you. Smaland is located in the southern Sweden and is known for its forests, lakes and villages. Here you can experience real Swedish nature.

Holiday homes in Smaland are definitely very popular. Many people prefer them because of the privacy and proximity to nature. Whether you want to go fishing, hiking or just relax, a holiday home offers the ideal base.

In this blog post, I'll show you how to find the perfect holiday home. You'll find out which areas are particularly worthwhile. I'll give you tips on booking and explain which activities await you.



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Why Småland?

The region offers you a great natural backdrop. Smaland is famous for its deep forests, which are perfect for hiking. The numerous lakes invite you to go fishing, swimming or just relaxing. The landscape is varied.

In Smaland you can also discover cultural treasures. For example, visit Astrid Lindgren's birthplace in Vimmerby and immerse yourself in the world of Pippi Longstocking. The city of Kalmar, with its castle, offers you an insight into Swedish history. Small villages and towns such as Eksjö and Västervik invite you to stroll and explore.

There are also many activities for families. Astrid Lindgren's World is a highlight for children. Here they can meet their favorite characters and take part in interactive performances. Adventure lovers will find opportunities for climbing, cycling and paddling in the nature reserves. A visit to one of the moose parks can also be on your list.


Holiday home in Småland
Holiday home in Småland


The advantages of a holiday home in Smaland, Sweden

A holiday home in Smaland gives you the independence and flexibility to do this. You can plan your daily routine yourself without being tied to fixed times. Would you like to go fishing early in the morning or would you rather sleep in? The decision is entirely up to you.

Another big advantage of a holiday home in Smaland is the privacy and comfort. You have your own space and don't have to take other guests into consideration. Especially after a long day in nature, it is wonderful to retreat into your own four walls and relax.

The opportunity to prepare regional cuisine yourself is a highlight. In the local markets you will find fresh ingredients directly from the region. Imagine preparing a fish you caught yourself in the evening and enjoying it with a view of the lake. Or bake typical Swedish cheesecakeA holiday home in Smaland gives you the freedom to make culinary discoveries and try traditional Swedish dishes.

Holiday homes are often cheaper than Hotels * (Book via the link on Booking), especially for families and groups. You have more space and pay less per person. A holiday home also allows you to spend time together, be it playing games in the living room or barbecuing in the garden.


Dining table in our holiday home in Smaland
Dining table in our holiday home in Smaland


The best areas for a Smaland holiday home in Sweden

A holiday home in Smaland offers you the perfect base to explore this region.

The coastal regions and archipelagos, for example, are ideal for water sports and relaxation. Imagine renting a holiday home right by the sea. You wake up, go to the beach and enjoy the day swimming, sailing or kayaking. The archipelago islands offer countless small bays and beaches that you can explore by boat. In the evening you can watch the sunset over the water and end the day with a cozy dinner.

The forests and lakes of Smaland are a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor activities. Here you can, for example, rent a holiday home in the middle of nature. In the morning, all you hear is the birds chirping while you drink your coffee. During the day, you can go hiking, fishing or paddling on one of the many lakes. The forests invite you to take long walks where you can pick berries or simply enjoy the peace and quiet. After an active day, you can relax in your cabin, perhaps even with a sauna.

Urban areas such as Växjö or Kalmar offer you cultural experiences and urban flair. A holiday home near these cities allows you to visit museums, historical sites and local markets. In Växjö you can explore the Smaland Museum and the Swedish Glass Museum. Alternatively, you can also take a trip to Crystal Kingdom of Smaland Kalmar offers you an impressive castle and a charming old town. After a day full of discoveries, you can return to your cozy holiday home and reflect on your experiences.


At a lake in Smaland
At a lake in Smaland


Choosing the perfect holiday home

A holiday home in Smaland is the perfect choice for your holiday. But how do you find the right one? Here are some tips for choosing and booking.

Important criteria when choosing include location, size, amenities and price. Consider whether you would prefer to live near lakes, forests or the coast. The location determines which activities you can get to quickly. The size depends on how many people are traveling. Make sure there are enough bedrooms and bathrooms. The amenities are also important: a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable living area and possibly a sauna can make your stay more pleasant. Compare the prices and check whether they fit your budget.

When booking, you should look for trustworthy websites and providers. Portals such as Airbnb,* and FeWo-direkt (*book directly with the agent) offer many holiday homes in Smaland. Read the reviews of other guests to get a better picture of the house and the landlord. Also pay attention to clear cancellation conditions and additional costs.

Seasonal considerations are also important. The best time to visit Smaland is from May to September. In summer you can enjoy nature to the fullest, swimming and hiking. The temperatures are pleasant and the days are long. In autumn the forests are particularly beautiful and ideal for hiking. In winter it can be very cold, but a holiday home with a fireplace and sauna offers a special charm.

Remember to book early, especially in peak season, to ensure you get the best holiday homes at the best prices.


Patchwork rug in blue-turquoise
Patchwork rug in blue-turquoise


Activities around your Smaland holiday home in Sweden

Outdoor activities are a must in Smaland. The region is known for its hiking trails through dense forests and along numerous lakes. Imagine hiking through the quiet nature in the morning and enjoying the fresh air. Fishing is also popular. Many holiday homes, for example, are located right next to lakes where you can try your luck. Cycling is another great way to explore the area. You will also find well-marked cycling trails. Canoeing on Smaland's many lakes and rivers also offers you peaceful moments on the water.

Cultural experiences are also a must. For example, visit museums that will give you an insight into the history and culture of the region. Historic villages such as Eksjö show you life in times gone by. Art galleries and local craft workshops offer insights into the creative side of Smaland. Here you can see unique works of art and handmade products discover.

There are many attractions for families. Astrid Lindgren's World in Vimmerby is a highlight for children. Here they can meet their favorite characters from the famous author's books and experience interactive performances. Moose parks are also popular. A visit to one of these parks allows you to observe the majestic animals up close.

Don't forget to visit the local markets. Here you will find Smaland specialties such as cheese, sausages and fresh vegetables. The markets also offer handmade products that are perfect as souvenirs. A holiday home in Smaland is the ideal base to enjoy all these experiences.


Don't forget your slippers


Practical tips for staying in a Smaland holiday home

A holiday home in Smaland offers you the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. To ensure your stay runs smoothly, I have some practical tips for you.

First, the packing list for your Smaland vacation. Be sure to pack comfortable clothes for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Don't forget weatherproof clothing and good hiking boots In summer, swimwear and sunscreen are important. Mosquito repellent can also be useful, especially near lakes. Also remember to bring a small first aid kit with the most important medications.

Regarding arrival and mobility on site: You can easily reach Smaland by car, train or plane. Compare and book flights here*. (Advertisement) The airports in Växjö and Kalmar offer regular connections. A Rental car is definitely recommended for exploring the region flexibly. The roads are well developed and signposted. Public transport is also an option, especially in the cities.

Recommendations for restaurants and cafés can be found all over Smaland. In Växjö I recommend the restaurant PM & Friends for fine dining. The Cafe de Luxe offers a cozy atmosphere and delicious food. In Kalmar you should visit the restaurant Lilla Puben , known for its regional dishes. Many small cafes in the villages offer homemade cakes and coffee specialties.

Health and safety information: Medical care in Smaland is good. There are hospitals and pharmacies in the larger towns. Emergency numbers are 112 for emergencies. Follow local rules and instructions, especially when doing outdoor activities. Respect nature and wildlife.


Grimsnäs Herrgard Holiday Home
Grimsnäs Herrgard Holiday Home


Personal experience in Sweden in a Smaland holiday home

A holiday home in Smaland is the perfect choice for a relaxing and eventful holiday. Our personal experience in Grimsnäs Herrgård has confirmed this.

We stayed in a holiday home in the middle of a park landscape. The owners manage the houses directly and are very committed. This turned out to be a real stroke of luck. The holiday home was tastefully furnished and offered everything we needed. We were particularly impressed by the warm hospitality of the hosts. They gave us valuable tips and recommendations for the region, which enriched our stay.

Another plus point was the location. From Grimsnäs Herrgård we could see many points of interest & sights and activities are easily accessible. The surrounding area offers numerous opportunities for hiking, biking and fishing. Cultural experiences such as visiting museums and historical sites are also just a short drive away.

If you are looking for a holiday home in Smaland, I can highly recommend Grimsnäs Herrgård. The combination of comfortable accommodation, friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings makes the stay unforgettable.

And finally ...

Smaland offers you a variety of activities and experiences. You can enjoy nature, whether it's hiking, cycling or canoeing. The numerous lakes are also ideal for fishing and swimming. Cultural highlights such as museums, historic villages and art galleries enrich your stay. Families will get their money's worth in Astrid Lindgren's World as well as in the moose parks. The regional markets also offer fresh products and handmade souvenirs.

A holiday home also gives you the freedom and flexibility to plan your holiday exactly as you wish. Enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own home. The opportunity to prepare regional specialties yourself is another advantage. Holiday homes are also often cheaper than hotels, especially for families and groups.

Smaland is definitely a good choice as a travel destination. Share your own experiences in the comments. Have you already booked a holiday home in Småland? What tips and recommendations do you have?

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How do I find a holiday home in Smaland that fits my budget?

First, think about how much you want to spend. On websites like Airbnb, FeWo-direkt and you can set filters for your price range. Compare different offers and read reviews to find good value for money.

What amenities should a holiday home in Smaland have?

It depends on your needs. Basic amenities include a kitchen, comfortable beds and a bathroom. For extra comfort, look for houses with a sauna, fireplace or terrace. If you are travelling with children, a garden and child-friendly extras are important.

Is a rental car necessary in Smaland?

A rental car is very helpful for exploring the region flexibly. Public transport is good in cities, but rural areas are easier to reach by car. This way you can plan spontaneous trips to lakes, forests or attractions.

How safe is it to stay in a holiday home in Smaland?

Smaland is generally very safe. The region has low crime rates and most holiday homes are well maintained and safe. Look for trustworthy landlords and read reviews from other guests to be sure.

What additional costs may arise when booking a holiday home?

In addition to the rent, cleaning costs, deposits and fees for additional services may apply. Read the booking details carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. Some holiday homes offer extras such as bicycles or canoes for a fee.


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Source Smaland Holiday Home: own research on site. We would also like to thank Smaland Tourism for the invitation. However, our opinion remains our own.

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Holiday home in Smaland: How to find the best one for you

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

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