Spelvik is a small settlement with the parish church at its center. It is today a part of Nyköping Municipality in Södermanland County. This is the countryside in eastern Sweden and the small forested area is surrounded by farmland.
A Short History of Spelvik
Spelvik Parish has its origins in the Middle Ages and its medieval church dates back to the 15th century. The parish and its church were the center of social and religious life in the area until the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. This was when the parish’s operations were split between the new local government of Spelvik Municipality and the church congregation. The municipality was incorporated into Rönö Municipality in 1952, which in turn became a part of Nyköping Municipality in 1971. The church congregation is since 2002 a part of Rönö Congregation.
Things to Do and See
The fields and small forests do offer some nice scenery around the parish church. But it is the church that is the most prominent building, surrounded by a few one-family homes and additional farm buildings.
The former parish church was built in the 15th century. It is a white stone church with an external wooden clock tower. It is believed that no larger alterations have been made to the church since the 15th century. The church is today one of the churches making up Rönö Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.
How to Get to Spelvik
- Flights: The closest airport is Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) 28 kilometers to the southwest.
- Car: Spelvik is on Road 223 between Björnlunda and Nyköping.
- Train: The nearest train stations are in Nyköping and Gnesta.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
- Stockholm – 97 kilometers (1 h 9 min)
- Gothenburg – 391 kilometers (4 h 16 min)
- Malmö – 535 kilometers (5 h 39 min)
- Linköping – 123 kilometers (1 h 23 min)
- Kiruna – 1328 kilometers (14 h 31 min)