If you are renting a cottage in Östergötland, you will be met by a landscape that is mainly known for its fantastic location with Lake Vättern, the Baltic Sea and the beautiful Göta Canal. Östergötland offers great variety of the nature and the different environments we have here in Sweden. Our cabins in Östergötland are located by lakes, the ocean, large forests and charming archipelago environment.
There’s very good fishing both in the ocean and the lakes in Östergötland. The ocean offers its mighty water and its range, while Lake Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden, has 31 fish species. Here in Lake Vättern you can fish popular fish species such as char, trout, salmon, pike, perch, grayling, pikeperch, burbot and even crayfish. The most common fishing methods for professionals and recreational anglers are fishing with a rod, angling and fly fishing.
Östergötland is located in southern Sweden, bordering the province of Småland in the south, Västergötland through Lake Vättern in the west, Södermanland and Närke in the north and the Baltic Sea in the east.
Östergötland has an area of 10562 km2
Göta Canal, which is one of the largest cultural construction projects in Sweden's history, runs through Östergötland throughout Sweden. It can be a nice destination for you who rent a cabin and it is generally a popular tourist destination to visit during vacation. The canal was originally built as a freight route in Sweden, but today it is an international tourist attraction. You can travel by boat in the canal with one of the tourist boats or rent your own leisure boat, some cabins have a boat that is included in the rental.
The locks in the village of Berg are unique in themselves, but the area offers more than that, a fantastic environment. Here you can curiously watch and follow the boats that are locked in the lock stairs. There are a total of 11 locks in Berg.
Vadstena Castle is a well-preserved and beautiful castle with a view of Lake Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden. Around the castle there is a moat that is also used as a marina, it is a popular destination among tourists.
Famous bird lake Tåkern with its great nature room where young and old can learn everything about the wildlife in the sky and below the water surface.
A tip for all of you who rent a cabin, especially families with children, is Kolmården's Zoo with Dolphinarium and Safari Park. Kolmården is the Nordic region's largest zoo. One of the largest vacation and holiday destinations in Sweden with dolphin shows, several roller coasters, attractions, animals from around the world and the theme park Bamse's World.
Arkösund, S: t Anna's and Gryt's archipelago together form the Östgötas archipelago with beautiful nature, ocean, and an incredibly beautiful archipelago environment.
If you want to discover something more than the tranquility of the cottage you rent, you can visit the Air Force Museum in Linköping, which is a cultural history museum. A popular museum among tourists in Sweden with its award-winning exhibitions in the development of military aviation over time.
Linköping Castle offers an exciting medieval museum dating from the 12th century. Opposite Linköping Castle at S: t Persgatan is Linköping Cathedral. The church is the second largest church building in Sweden.
Motala stream is a river in Östergötland, it flows from Lake Vättern to the Baltic Sea. Motala current total length is about 100 km from Lake Vättern to the Baltic Sea. fishing and canoeing , among other things, are very popular among our tourists.
The magical time of Christmas is approaching in Sweden, a balancing act of hectic preparations and the coziness of Christmas is spreading in houses and homes. Have a peek at the Christmas Eve celebration that takes place in the cabin, and read about the Swedish traditions here.