Laxne, Södermanland, Exploring Sweden

Laxne, Södermanland – Exploring Sweden

Laxne is a village in Gnesta Municipality in Södermanland County. Lakes and forests surround this small population center in eastern Sweden. The around 150 inhabitants live on the shores of Lake Klämmingen and have several historical industrial gems hidden in the nearby forests.

A Short History of Laxne

The area around what is today Laxne is rich in industrial heritage as the river and lakes here were used to transport iron ore and coal between the local mines and nearby ironworks. The small settlement that developed at the shores of Lake Klämmingen was located right at the border between the parishes of Dillnäs and Gåsinge. Smaller businesses had been established at the beginning of the 20th century. Smaller manufacturing businesses had been developing during the first half of the. One of these was a carpenter and another was a car repair shop. The carpenter shop was in the1950s turned into a feather factory, Fjäderfabriken, that was in operation until the 1990s.

Things to Do and See

Lake Klämmingen with its many possibilities is one of the main attractions here. By using the rivers that connect the lakes of Klämmingen, Frösjön, and Sillen it is possible to travel by canoe and other small vessels from Laxne all the way to Vagnhärad. The surrounding area here is also filled with sites connected to the industrial heritage. Mines such as Skottvångs Gruva are just one example and there are plenty more to discover.


Laxnestranden is the local beach and an area for outdoor activities right along the shores of Lake Klämmingen. Here you will find a playing field for soccer, a playground, a small marina, and a small sandy beach. There are a few essential amenities at the location, such as a spot for barbeques.


Just north of Laxne is Gravröset, a cairn or burial mound. It is a pile of rocks covering a grave. The cairn is around 3000 years old and was built during the Swedish Bronze Age. It is 6 meters high and around 40 meters in diameter.

How to Get to Laxne

  • Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) which is 68 kilometers to the southwest.
  • Car: Laxne is along Road 223 between Björnlunda and Mariefred.
  • Train: The nearest train stations are in Gnesta and Läggesta.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 75 kilometers (54 min)
  • Gothenburg – 431 kilometers (4 h 44 min)
  • Malmö – 575 kilometers (6 h 13 min)
  • Linköping – 164 kilometers (1 h 58 min)
  • Kiruna – 1279 kilometers (14 h 8 min)

Explore More of Södermanland and Sweden

Leave a Reply

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