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The North-West Tour

Address: Rådhuset 1, 598 37 Vimmerby Show map

Address: Rådhuset 1, 598 37 Vimmerby

The journey is more important than the destination, so the saying goes. That fits quite well around here. Explore the countryside. Time: 2-3 hours or the whole day if you are really keen. Approx. 30 km.

Time: 2-3 hours or the whole day if you are really keen. Approx. 30 km.

The North-West Tour Nature and culture. Drive out from Vimmerby past Åbro Brewery. You might like to stop and see how they brew beer at Sweden's oldest family brewery.

Continue on the road towards Rumskulla. After approximately 15km, turn right towards Ydrefors. Follow the signs towards Norra Kvill's National Park. If you have lots of time and good shoes you can enjoy a nice walk in a really old primeval forest.

Return in a southerly direction towards Rumskulla. Turn left towards "Eken". Along the road you will see a sign for "Diket", a fault fissure from the Ice Age, and then another sign for "Grytan" also a remnant of ancient times. Close to the village Kvill is one of Europe's largest trees, the Kvill Oak. It is about 14 metres in circumference. Just stop and think what has happened during the past 1,000 years while the oak tree has been standing there. Just think, if only trees could speak! Well worth a visit for everybody. It is only a small walk from the parking area.

Drive back to Södra Kvill and turn off to the left towards Skräddarefall. Now you can expect a crooked road typical of Småland which carries on for about 10 km before you arrive at the Nils Holgerssons world. Nils Holgersson’s World is Sweden in miniature for young and old. It also sells food and drink.

You will soon come out onto Road 23/34, drive south, and after about 10km you'll be back in Vimmerby. You may like to continue your trip "Djursdala-Södra Vi".

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Nearby accommodation


Vimmerby Vandrarhem

Distance: 349 meters
Johan and his staff at Vimmerby´s closest Youth Hostel wish you a hearty welcome. Next to the Travel Centre. 20 minute walk to Astrid Lindgren's World. 5 minutes to Stora Torget.

Hotell Ronja

Distance: 240 meters
Stay at Hotell Ronja in a quiet and secure environment with everything you need within reach. The hotel is a 4 minute walk from the square and the travel centre and about 10 minutes from Astrid Lindgren's World. There is a restaurant, gym, relaxation area and minigolf. We also have conference rooms and a large exhibition hall.

Vimmerby Folkhögskola

Distance: 996 meters
Our hostel accommodation is open during weeks 28, 29 and 30 (8-28/9 July 2019). The hostel is centrally located in Vimmerby, about 2 km from Astrid Lindgren's World. Vimmerby Folkhögskola has about 30 rooms, all of them with their own shower and WC.