Address: Rådhuset 1, 598 37 Tuna, Vimmerby
The journey is more important than the destination, so the saying goes. That fits quite well around here. Explore the countryside. Time: around two to three hours (excluding stops for bathing and eating).
Approx. 50 km.
Start the trip by visiting Gästgivarhagen, one of the largest grave-fields in Sweden. Drive out of Vimmerby towards Tuna. After a few kilometres you will come to Lake Solnen where you can go for a swim.
There is a narrow gauge railway at Tuna. Check the departure times, you might care to take a round trip to Tuna and back. In Tuna, you can then enjoy a coffee or light lunch at Restaurang Lunchtåget. Tuna is associated primarily with the Hammarskjöld family that still happens to be living on their farm in Tuna. Make
a detour to Virum moose park (turn left directly after the church) where you can get the moose real close and even kiss them!
Continue towards Vena and from there towards Hultsfred. Visböle is an undivided village between Vena and Hultsfred and will give you an idea as to what 18th century peasant life and the countryside they lived and worked in looked like.
When you reach the rock metropolis of Hultsfred, you’ll find ‘Svenskt Rockarkiv’ (Swedish rock archives). The archives were formed to allow researchers and people with an interest in music to study the swinging history of Swedish rock. Here, you’ll find recordings and curios from the history of Swedish popular music.
Drive northwards on Road 23/34. In Storebro you can stop to see Visans Skepp, it is signposted from the town. Food and drink available for sale at Fredensborgs Herrgård and Gästgiveri. You could also go for a swim at the lake. Continue on Trunk Road 23/34, which soon takes you back to Vimmerby, but first you’ll pass the Småland village of Ingebo with an eco-café and farm shop.