Ikea, Pippi Longstocking & Co


The province of Småland in the south of the country is one of Sweden’s most popular holiday destinations. Not only was IKEA founded here, but it is also the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren. Two of Sweden’s most famous exports are therefore found in immediate proximity to each other and provide all sorts of tourist attractions. A little south of Växjö, in Älmhult, is the Ikea Museum. On 7,000m2 there is both a permanent exhibition about the company’s history as well as temporary exhibitions. The first furniture store opened here in 1958.

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Bullerby and Lönneberga

Småland is however primarily known thanks to Astrid Lindgren’s stories, whether it be Karlsson on the roof, Emil of Lönneberga or Pippi Longstocking – and there are several places in Småland that give a nod to these characters. The final stop on a tour through the story settings and filming locations is Lindgren’s birthplace Vimmerby, north of Växjö, where there are several activities for children, alongside live productions and theatre.

Pure nature

Although Småland directly translates as “small country”, it is actually one of the largest provinces in Sweden. A breath-taking coastline and approximately 5000 lakes attract outdoorsy holidaymakers to hike, swim, and canoe. A visit to the Store Mosse National Park, a national conservation area and one of the biggest moorlands in Sweden, is particularly recommended. Visitors can discover nature in all its splendour along walkways and across shallow marshland.

Flight Information

Braathens Regional Airlines

Braathens Regional Airlines, or BRA for short, now connects Berlin Tegel and Växjö-Småland twice a week. Every Friday and Sunday passengers will be able reach southern Sweden in about 1 ½ hours. This service will be operated by new ATR 72-600 aircraft.

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