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".