Many associate Valdemarsvik with the sea. Here are Gryts and Tjust's beautiful archipelagos with peaceful coves, marinas and several boat lines that take you out to the islands. Cycling in the area offers great variety with rural small roads, lots of easily accessible sights, mountain bike trails and of course the proximity to the sea. This means that Valdemarsvik is just as suitable for families with children as for those interested in culture or a group of friends who want a proper workout on the bike.

This is where Östergötland and Småland meet. The city's name comes from Valdemarsviken, which is actually the only real fjord along Sweden's east coast (a fjord has been created by erosion from ice sheets or a glacier). The location at the bottom of the bay is protected and favorable for shipping. Here you will find lively agricultural landscapes with grazing animals, oak groves and beach meadows with a distinctive vegetation. You who like football can take a walk past the house on Järnvägsgatan 8 where Nils Liedholm was born. Among other things, Valdemarsviksson managed to score goals for Sweden in a World Cup final!

Cycling offers a small-scale string of attractions. Not least, history is alive in the traditional countryside. Your journey through time can begin with ancient remains from the Stone Age and continue via museums that show centuries of proud utility history up to fishing villages with picturesque pilot cottages along the coast. The craft tradition lives on and attracts artists. Take a look at the statue, for example Young girl face to face which is located on the pier in Fyruddens hamn, a separate variant of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Getting here

Östgötatrafiken's lines 459 and 46 operate the E22 from Söderköping, on to Valdemarsvik and 464 further out towards Gryt and Fyrudden.

See and experience

  • local_seeThe boat trail in Gryt's archipelago
  • local_seeFootball legend Nils Liedholm's parents' home
  • local_seeGusums Bruksmuseum
  • local_seeHarstena with a genuine archipelago environment
  • local_seeMermaid in Fyrudden
  • local_seeMånskensberget
  • local_seeValdemarsviks Rosarium

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