Exploring Småland

Småland, the small lands, lies in south-eastern Sweden. Three counties make up the province: Jönköping, Kalmar, and Kronoberg. The first people arrived in the area at least by 6000 BC. Back in the day, Småland was the southernmost part of Sweden, and Kalmar – on the Baltic Sea coast – was one of the most important cities in the country. In modern times the largest city is Jönköping, on the southern tip of lake Vättern.

IKEA has its roots in Småland. Ingvar Kamprad started his business in the town Älmhult in 1943. The region is often present in Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous stories for children – she was born in Vimmerby, Kalmar County. Another famous Swede, Carl Linnaeus, also came from Småland. Perhaps that is the reason why linnaea (twinflower) is the province’s flower.

Largest City: Jönköping
Province Flower: “Linnea”, twinflower (Linnaea borealis)
Province Animal: Eurasian otter

Places to Explore in Småland

Bergkvara

Bröms

Gamleby, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Coming Soon
Gladhammar, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Coming Soon
Exploring Sweden, Gränna, Småland
Gränna

Kalmar

Ljungby, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Ljungby
Lunds By, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Coming Soon
Oskarshamn, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Coming Soon
Skillingaryd, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Skillingaryd
Exploring Sweden, Smålandsstenar, Småland
Smålandsstenar
Värnamo, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Värnamo
Västervik, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Coming Soon
Överum, Småland, Exploring Sweden
Coming Soon

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: