Turistambassadörerna: New café in the station house in Sya

Name: Erika Frost
Age: 35 years 2017
Bor: in the upper floor of the station building in Sya
Family: Jonas Frost who is also the chef and co-owner of the cafe, a baby and a station tax called Borje
Unexpected special interest: love gardening and farming

Erika Frost has devoted his life to kocka, cook and bake. It was in the summer 2017 the couple Frost by chance fell for the station at Sya. They were immediately in love with the house and the place. Shortly after they moved in, they opened the Open New Doors Bahnhof is a café, restaurant and bakery with a focus on organic, locally and 100% herbal.
- We thought it would be pretty easy the first summer. It is special what we do with completely plant-based, mostly locally grown and organic food. But on the inauguration came 500 guests! says Erika. Is it difficult to get your hands on locally produced and organic?
- It has been easy to get everything. 95% of what we sell is organic. In summer, more than half of the vegetables from the neighboring farms!

Sya is located about seven kilometers from Mjölby and three minutes from the E4:an.
- It 's beautiful. We have a river beside which gives the feeling of closeness to the water, where you can swim. The district is extremely friendly. We were received with open arms, Erika says enthusiastically. Visitors looking for outdoor adventure can go the way down to Svartån. There is a public beach. Very close is also the "House of Nostalgia" that has flea market and selling retro stuff like jukeboxes and similar. In summer open even more flea its doors near.

Here you will find trails for all tastes

Archipelago, urskog, Bokskog, pebble ridges and prodigious views.
No, we're not talking about the country's national parks.
It is a stone's throw or two from Vätterns coastline.

Say hiking trails, and most people think of Norrland, or possibly northern Svealand, but you do not need to travel north to experience the places that will take your breath away. The part of Sweden where you are right now is a tax hike with nature, adventure and recreation. If you are a family with young members and want to consume spring in their step and simultaneously breathe forest air and get a taste of nature, the tip: Cherry picking! Choose the good thing from the buffet! The nature reserve with Tabergs peak, passed over Southern Vätterleden, is definitely a raisin. The dividend is generous in relation to the operation - just over a kilometer hike uphill. Standing at the foot of the mountain which rises 121 meters above its surroundings (343 meters above sea level), and think "Now we climb the mountain!"Is thrilling for all family members. It is not for nothing that Linnaeus called Taberg for "Småland miracle". Besides the amazing view - "Look, there are Jönköping and Lake Vättern!'- waiting on top of a mountain cafe with everything from real meals ice cream and pancakes.

Hjässan in Omberg Ecopark is also a good chance to give a taste for inexperienced hikers. Park it at Vertex Square, it is the highest peak just a steep climb of about 400 meters away (261 meters above sea level). There is no café on top, but overlooking Vättern, bird lake Takern and Östergötland plains are easily host altitude meters uphill. And when it comes to coffee shop 31:ans Glass and Kitchen in Hästholmen popular. For families with older children, that can withstand tough challenges, Ellen Key's part of Omberg a good option. Six kilometers with ridge, mown, Bokskog, panoramic views and a pond that is home to frogs and toads. If you want to combine hiking with swimming in Lake Vättern are Östgötaleden in Medevi - Västanvik. This trail is varied and includes both the archipelago with cliffs, sandy, pine forests and wetlands with footbridges and has a lot of birds.

Pensioners Eva Nyqvist and Rita Lårdh usually regularly walk along the trail, year round, a couple of hours at a time.
- Västanvik feel unique with its varied nature. This area is very dear to me, says Eva, who now lives in the neighborhood. Rita, living in Motala, make extra visits to Västanvik summer, then together with children and grandchildren.
-For the fine bathing the sake, she says.

Primeval forest and wilderness
Nearly due west from Västanvik, on the other hand Vättern, is "one of the wildest forests in southern Sweden". In the virgin forest of Tiveden National Park is three mil marked trails in the very hilly forest landscape with wilderness lakes, caves, fissure and giant rock from ice. This is nature that fascinates both large and small adventurers. For adults who have spring in their suitable Hökensås training. Here are intermingled hikers, runners and cyclists. New this year is that the long trail, 19 kilometer, has been adapted and approved for mountain biking. The trails undulate through the heather and lingonberry, on eskers and past small tranquil lakes. The surface is smooth and relatively free of roots and marks are numerous and clear, just like in endurance race. Stillness If you want to get both nature and each other real close, you can make a multi-day hike in the Southern Vätterleden. The eight-mil long trail from Mullsjo Huskvarna pass four locations and seven nature reserves. It offers everything from peace and tranquility in the beautiful nature of the noise near the towns and civilization. Convenient for both those who want to use public transportation to and from the trail, and for those who want to make a detour and stock up on energy. And when all is said and done, it appears that the trails around Lake Vättern in fact consists of more than raisin cake…

Turistambassadörerna: - We work so that it is fun!

Name: Marlies also Hein de Kort
special Interests: animals, dog Sen-na, cats, chickens and sheep.

The family of the card has just taken a lunch break in the construction of a bridge. The atmosphere is as usual, familiar and welcoming. How did you find from Holland to Tiveden?
- It was an accident. Nine years ago we were in Tiveden and lived here at the camp. We enjoyed great, it felt like we found a home. We talked a lot with those who ran the camp and was told that it was for sale. So we decided, and moved here. It was never something we've dreamed about, but it felt right. When heart plays a role, things happen. What is so great about Tiveden is partly the delicate nature, but also one feel welcome. There is a cohesion here, although everyone has their so we meet in our love for the area.
- What do you want to invite your campingäster on when they will?
- We want everyone to have their own space, but also pleasant joint surfaces. We are trying to create conditions for a peaceful holiday where guests do things together on their own initiative. We work with the camp because we think it's fun, and to do what we are good at and together with the whole family. We are camping and camping are we. We strive naturally to evolve, but do not grow us for great. And so it will be fresh and genuine, We do as much as we can ourselves. The conversation flows and the love of Tiveden and work, shines constantly through. Whispers welcome to a campsite where the heart does matter.

Vättern - an ancient transport route

Vättern was long the best link between Östergötland and Västergötland, Narke and Småland. Today maritime traffic consists essentially of Visingsö ferries, a handful desire ships and recreational boats.

Before the car and the big road entry, survived, worked and people died on Vättern in a way that is hard to imagine for us who were born after the 60's when shipping drastically slowed. Larger trucks took over the ships and motoring progress was made possible by the construction of E4:An infrastructure investments and.

Vätterstranden skipper Janne Göthberg describes in a storytelling evening at Grenna Museum, facing the traffic and ship the family life history. His unique imagery shows shipbuilding, cargo ship, docks, ports, channels and people who worked on the Vättern. The images reflect the history and life of Vättern for almost a century. The image of the Vättern was full of ships and small boats painted. 1955 began Janne himself at age 14 its shipping lane on the ship "Minna". Jan-Olof's diary entries describe detailed, a chef jung man's experiences from the summer 1955:

"We had driven up to Baskarp at night, Motala where we had landed pig iron a day before. Now we are moored on the sand handle bridge and will unload sand Vastervik. It's time to "cover of" to hold, and the conveyor belt is started, the sand in a stream. Now such "modernity" as loaders come to Baskarp. It looked like a tractor with the wire of the cab, that lifted bucket. This facilitated incredible to require, as all the sand was scooped by hand with a shovel. At eight o'clock the mother down with a big basket of food, containing 12-15 Cakes baked rye bread, and a dinner later succumbed up, usually meatballs and potato. It tasted good to sit down at a set table again, usually it was always me who would cook the food. I was the youngest on board. "

In addition to life at sea was slitigt meant long periods away from family. Summer Life and winter life was different, however much the. If summers followed the wives and children of the boats. Jan-Olof Göthberg quit as skipper 1963.

The piers around the lake Vättern
Stately bridges to add at were around the Vättern and they played a major role. Here were loaded quantities of goods and passengers, the farmers' cattle, and more. This is where it happened. Nowadays there are only small remnants of these bridges. Ever since the Middle Ages, heavily laden sailing ships crossed with iron, building materials, passengers and all sorts of agricultural products over Vättern. In the early 1900s it was mostly peasants' products were transported to Jönköping for sale in the markets for city residents. The delivery was very asptimmer to match industries in Jönköping Tidaholm via Hjo. Asptimret came on larger boats from Russia or the Baltic states to Mem where the canal empties. Munksjö mill had four own boats. From Olshammar transported pulp to Germany. In the early 1900s, was built a sand-lime brick factory in Sved Island in Baskarp. It burned down in the 1920s. Then they built a plant for the processing of sand to supply foundries with. Flint from Jutland in Denmark was transported and crushed in Baskarp to sandpaper manufacturing. It was an unhealthy activities that led to many got "stone lung" and died.

Another load was of course passengers. Passenger boat "Sveudden" go between Jonkoping and Hjo. It added at all bridges between. "Motala Express" was a passenger who initially went between Jonkoping and Motala. One of the oldest steamships, s / s Trafik, Still going during the summer between Hjo and Visingsö and some time each summer also Hästholmen.

Turistambassadörerna: Scenic Hjo has many enticements

Name: Annika Karlberg
Age: 56
Bor: Apartment in the old stables Red Stable, Hjo (between Hjo and North Church Fågelås) Family: The Tibetan Terriers Minnie and Nessie Unexpected special interest: Horse riding and a desire to have time to play golf.

The well-preserved and Europa Nostra-rated wooden town of Hjo attracts large numbers of visitors in summer. Here you can also stay over in rural setting. Red Stables B & B offers accommodation in a charming old stable block which was rebuilt in the late 1980s. Annika Karlberg had long fun-mended to start their own business and purchased the property 2006. She joined the Group from Gotland where she worked as a tour operator.

- On Gotland, the Stockholm prices, but here it was cheaper and because the influx is so great, it felt good to start something here. Originally, she had planned to have closed in winter, but now visitors year round, so it was that agricultural work, a lifestyle. Red Stables B&B is classified as Garni - hotel standard but without restaurant.

- Allinclusive, Also breakfast and each room has its own exit to the porch so you can sit out in the countryside and enjoy the morning or a barbecue in the evening. It is 300 meters to Vättern where you can take a dip.

- Hjo is incredibly beautiful. My favorite is Hjoåns valley, a nature reserve where the river flows from Mullsjön down through waterfalls and rapids to Lake Vättern, and you can follow trout hiking upwards when to play. For those who wish to swim there boardwalk, bathed in Hjos pasture or Breviks sandy beach. Around the whole city is beautiful wooden houses and the city park is nice to just stroll around. Hjo is also famous for Swedish Tin, their crafts and glass kiosks. At the port served vättersik and local delicacies.

- The golf course at Hökensås is well worth a visit - it has 27 hole, three loops and a great view.

Experience Vättern from the sea

Olaf Svensson in Motala has lived with and Vättern in the 40 years 2017. Since 15 years, he Motala Channel Traffic AB. As skipper of M / S Kung Sverker he wants to give people a lovely sjöupplevelse, not least, to all those who do not have your own boat.

- Sometimes the board Mota Labor who say they lived here for lots of years but never been out on Vättern, says Olaf.
- When they see of Motala, or when we slip into up to the castle in Vadstena, they become impressed. And it's simply a great lake. We travel the drinking water.
M / S Kung Sverker provides Olaf Svensson nature cruises on Lake Vättern u-der all summer. Similarly, along the canal. Since the skipper is both guide and a good storyteller, it will be particularly interesting and instructive for passengers.
- And, I usually tell if the channel's history, and on islands and other interesting out there on Vättern. Half is certainly true, Olaf said with a broad smile.

Motala Bay's beautiful islands
During a three-hour cruise, passengers experience Motala Bay's beautiful islands, Fjuk, Åholmen and Sandön.
- On small Fjuk lived once upon a time 22 people. There was even a school with a teacher, says Olaf Svensson, and the story is true.

King Sverker passengers can also take advantage of the exciting story when Olaf Svensson and his brother Ake found the wreck of Eric Nordevall, paddle steamer that sank in Vättern 1856. Olaf pointing out the site and tells how the brothers as young amateur divers managed to find the wreck as many others have been looking for for years. Now the ship's history preserved in Forsvik which also Eric Nordevall II has been built up, and takes passengers out on the waters of Lake Vättern.
Cruise on the canal
Olaf Svensson and M / S Kung Sverkers main nutrient is tours on the canal. During the trip passed several cultural fields, as the channel founder Baltzar von Platen grave, Motala Ström, Charlottenborg Castle and Motala old factory site.
It also includes locks in Borenshult, that the channel is steepest and which consists of five connected locks with a total height difference of more than 15 meter.
A spectacular experience only the. And of course offer skipper Olaf Svensson of interesting stories about the locks and the entire canal's creation.
Vättern archipelago
"Sweden's most secret archipelago." So called Vättern archipelago that is both nature reserves and eco-park. It is about 250 Islands, islets and rocks, waiting for visitors. And you do not have your own boat to take you there.
Throughout the summer season, take the M / S Wettervik passengers out in the unique freshwater archipelago. Passenger boat has Askersund home port, and here is both longer and shorter cruises. M / S Wettervik can also be chartered for parties outside in the beautiful archipelago, or even to a wedding. Captain Johan Bergsten have the right to marry couples together both on board and ashore.
A boat for all
The company Askersunds Skärgårdstrafik AB and boat M / S Wettervik run by Johan and Marita Bergsten. Their guiding theme is.
- We work with the motto "A boat for all". Therefore, we have always worked with accessibility modifications, so that even people with different functional variations can get out on the lake, says Johan Bergsten.
For many Askersundsbor is M / S Wettervik, and even the company's smaller boat Dot, a way to occasionally get out of Vättern.
- Many will come and do a tour or more with us every summer. We also have many bus groups from all over central Sweden.
Johan Bergsten realizes he has a beautiful workplace:
- And, undoubtedly the fine. It's really beautiful out there, clear water and a fantastic nature. It's fun to be able to offer passengers this, he means.
S / S Traffic Hjo
In Hjo are S / S Trafik, one of the oldest and best preserved steamboat. The vessel is K-labeled by the National Maritime Museum and were judged to have "an extremely great historical value".
Traffic driven by the NGO Society S / S Trafficking Friends, caring and sailing ship. The tours go in the summer to Visingsö. One day a year, you can go on the steamer's original route between Hjo and Hästholmen. It takes place in conjunction with the Craft Fair in Hjo. Once a year, made another trip over Vättern, when Vadstena.
Rent a boat or kayak
Kersti Beck Larsson's tourism strategist at Askersund and himself an enthusiastic kayakers.
- I have paddled in many places, both in Sweden and abroad, but nothing beats a kayak trip on Lake Vättern, she means.
There, you can see three-four meters straight down into the blue. One can take a mug of water directly from the lake without being worried about the quality. It offers pristine nature along the beaches and islands, and a fantastic bird life.
To Kersti Beck Larsson thrive there is no doubt. She also encourages others to the same interest by developing kayak routes and keep the kayak courses and group trips.
Kersti Beck Larsson's favorites for a kayak tour:
• outside the nature reserve Utnäset. It offers low cutting and islets. And it raises the gaze is so big Vättern there outside.
• Price Uddar.
• Rödgavelns cave outside Omberg.
To remember: Make canoe trip to your ability. Paddle never alone. Keep track of the weather (winds). Have the phone and extra clothes in watertight cases.
Olshammars picturesque harbor
An excellent way to get out on the lake Vättern with canoe, kayak or a small boat is to start Olshammars small and picturesque boat- and marina. From here can be reached easily and quickly, "Sweden's most secret archipelago", with lots of big and small islands. Natural ports found on most of them. On some of the islands, it is also allowed to stay overnight in tents or shelters.
At Large Aspön, those who want to step ashore and stretch their legs along a trail around the island. Well here there must not be missed idyllic Great and Little Hjortholmarna who are boaters favorite.
Here among all the islands, visitors can experience natural fluctuations, both calm and drama. And abundant wildlife. With luck, hovering above the sea eagle against a blue sky.
Hiring a boat
Do you want to rent a boat, canoe, kayak or perhaps standup paddle board? There are many providers around Vättern. The best way to find them is to make contact with any of the current tourist offices, or to visit local sites. And if you rent: Think about safety, be careful, take no risks, making the road map on the lake for your own ability.

Turistambassadörerna: Species-rich nature surrounds the hostel

Name: Hanna Theel
Age: 38 years 2017
Bor: Houses in Alvastra, Omberg
Family: Bjorn and daughters Allie and Olivia
Unexpected special interest: I'm basically a trained make-up artist.

Omberg and the unique, species-rich countryside around Lake Vättern has always had a special attraction. Congregate here in both natural- which literature- and spiritual and enthusiasts from near and far. In the center Omberg Ecopark is Stocklycke hostel run by Hanna Theel. She loves to receive and meet the guests who will.
- This year, the season started early! Back in March, it has begun to move, Also weather point. The wild wild garlic have looked forward, that we will be on, as nettle and other.

Hanna has worked in the industry since 2010, when she and her husband Bjorn bought the old parish house at Takern they carefully renovated to start hostels. Tåkern hostel has won several awards in the STF:annual polls, and 2016 became the year's hostel. Many bird watchers go to the lake Takern the season. 2018 the couple took over the hostel in Stocklycke Hanna now chosen to focus on. Here you wake up to the sound of babbling brooks and birdsong, and the café serves homemade cakes and light meals with organic, local grown vegetables. From Stocklycke based long hiking trails, Nearby is Ellen Key Beach villa with the expansive beech wood, Alvastra ruin and Vadstena. New this year is a start-up micro-brewery - Omma brewery - which will produce local brewed beers with different flavors, including spruce shoots. In naturum opened at Tåkern 2014 Estelle's eventful fairytale trail.
- Our children never tire of going on with all the fine wooden animals, hidden in nature, end Hanna.

Quiet places attracts holiday

On holiday leaves many of us with stressful cities and jobs in order to get peace and quiet. What is it that attracts when choosing a place to spend our leave of? We look at the map. How far from roads and other houses located accommodation? Ideally, we want to be close to a lake also.

Vättern is smooth and dangerously beautiful. I'm looking out the Visingsö lying there utslängt midway between East Vätterbranterna, where I am, and Hökensås on the other side. It's quiet inside the croft that has been here since 1840. Then there was no gravel road that now goes below. To get here was, instead, you had to walk along a narrow steep road from the harbor at Lake Vättern. The other option for getting here to the croft was through the forest road from the village Smedje Mountain, about one mil south of Gränna.

Lose stronghold in time and space
Just the way took the writer and Academy member Elin Wagner in the late 30's when she was here to visit relatives. She held during the time of writing his book A Thousand Years in Småland. At Smedje Mountain Elin stayed up and got stuck on the magical view and great silence. There on the old winding and hilly road, she stood then April 1 morning and peering out over a breathtaking view over the Vättern. The experience inspired her so much that she let draw it down, and it had to be the beginning of the book:

"A few mil north of the southern tip of Lake Vättern makes the eastern shore a bulge and rise at the same time high and steeply out of the water. On this focal point is some red Småland farms combined into a neighboring Halle called Smedje Mountain. One morning in early April took me a good friend through the forest that separates the village from the main road Stockholm-Jonkoping. In the woods broke a view against us whose courage and resilience could dumb one. In the gray morning light snötung spread the isvita empty infinity. Uti this infinity was tossed like a lasso a zip tight blue curved line. So dreamlike and confusing was this view that we came away us and lost our footing in time and reality. "

the thousand years in Småland (1939) of Elin Wagner

So was the year 1939. If you stand in the same place today gaze spirit out of Vida Vättern you will certainly not struck by the silence, but the roar of the European route 4. Wägner journey through Småland was thus more than 20 years before E4:An existed. When then built in the 1960s must have been the most profound has happened landscape on the east side Vättern since the boat was invented. We can hardly imagine a soundscape without E4:An Men Wägner description made me start thinking about the importance of silence when we experience a place.

Is this possibly a description of what we look for when we want to break with the everyday stress and get away from the flow of information and expectations? The feeling of losing control of time and reality, whether it be on a beach in India or on a stump in the forest? And where can we find silence, peaceful places around Vättern?

Quiet in the woods
To get away from E4:An sounded outside the cottage where I sit writing, I go to "silence" in Raby forest one mil away. Raby forest is a nature reserve located east of the community Skärstad. Here you will experience old coniferous forest in the hilly terrain with beautiful forest lakes and bauer feeling. Bauer Trail runs through here. The forest is visited during the week including the high school students who do nature studies organized by the Nature School Ekobussen. An exercise that is practiced diligently, just like the rest of the country 100 Natural schools do, the sensuous exercise "to sit quietly in nature". The strange thing about this exercise is that it creates a lot of emotion in both children, young adults. Some are a little afraid, others almost falls asleep. The most common reaction is that we want to continue. The silence and rose gives more flavor, only we are given the opportunity to stay up.

The phenomenon skogsbad means similarly to the guidance using the mind to mind in the forest. For a year you can get skogsbad on ecotourism facility Urnatur outside Ödeshög Östergötland.
Ulrika Krynitz is ecologist and founder of Urnatur. Along with Mogens Jensen, she offers skogsbad in summer. Ulrika tells us that originally the idea from Japan. There is skogsbad, Shinrin-yoku, common since the 80s. In Japan, certified through the forests that are found to be especially good for well-being. During forest bath, participants on the call to activate their minds, for example, by tasting edible plants, smell of moss and still listen to the forest sounds. Ulrika explains that nature's scents have a naturally relaxing effect. She also notes that the forest's own sound, as trädsus and birdsong, is not seen as a distraction but rather is soothing. This is different from how the brain is affected by the continuous noise of the city. Ulrika has noticed an increased interest Urnatur and to stay overnight in tree houses, especially from the younger generation. One of the most positive and powerful experiences that visitors bear witness to the darkness and silence of the woods when no electricity is available.

quiet retreat
Anything that touches skogsbad is quiet retreat that is usually held in a scenic place with beautiful and tranquil surroundings. About one mil south of Gränna lies Wettershus retreat yard. The road here runs through a pedestrian tunnel under the E4:an. A hundred meters down it quickly becomes quieter! Soon the sounds instead Vättern ripple on the beach. The walk goes here and there along the St. Francis Trail. The place is magical. The low brown buildings blend into the landscape. Here I meet Rosie Gard, director of Wettershus retreat yard. She says that if you sign up for any of the retreats, you come and just be, wander in slopes and meditating silently. Rosie calls himself chaplaincy. When visitors come, they are told that they will be part of "the gift of being relaxed". No phones then. After the stay are common comments that "one of the best I have experienced". Rosie says that when we meet without words, we meet on a deeper level, for the silence sharpened our senses. The contrast is strong, how are we supposed to live. She says "we live on the surface", and that we then miss the opportunity to wonder and fascination that we have around us here and now.

Rävafallet - audible but not noise
In my continued search of quiet places around Vättern I visit Hökensås located on the west side. Parts of Hökensås are namely utmarkerat on the county map of undisturbed areas. At the urging of locals do I get to Rävafallet few kilometers south of Brandstorp. Once murmurs and rapids case. The place is magical and wonderful, beautiful. There is a campfire site among the large boulders and the old pines. But silence is not! Nevertheless, I will be filled with the site's atmosphere and feel that I want to stay. I'm not disturbed by the relatively high sound of the waterfall. Do you want to be all alone in a big old-growth forest, take you further north Tiveden National Park. Tiveden is an area of ​​real wilderness feeling. Here you are welcome to put up a tent one night and fires in designated areas. Choose to take you out in the woods alone or join one of the skilled nature guides.

When I, after this discovery, search for quiet places around Vättern, take a writing break and go out of my cottage to take some air, I hear as usual E4:An rumble in the background. I still take my coffee out on the porch located with the house sound barrier. Morning sun warms nice, birds chirping in cherry trees – it is pleasurable!


A few quiet places:
• North of Örserum and out on the lakes and Ören Bunn
• Råbyskogen – Uvaberget
• Ramsjön
• Hökensås – Rävafallet in about Holman 2 km south of Brandstorp
• National Tiveden
• Islands in Vättern archipelago outside Askersund
• Omberg
• ःolveden
• Vättern

Turistambassadörerna: Many irons in the fire at the cradle of Swedish industry


Name: Charlotta Haskovec
Job: driver Kanalbutikerna 5 knots and Sail In, Executive Director of All Sweden shall live, Skaraborg, Vice Chairman Charles's tourism AB, member of Forsviks friskola, responsible for setting the location in Forsvik plus various associations
Age: 49 years 2017
Bor: Forsviks then 2002
Family: partner, two children
unexpected interest: reading is my rest and baking. Baking is a way for me to gather strength.

When I meet Charlotta Haskovec I am struck by how like quiver around her. With bright eyes she exclaims:
- The hardest thing is to prioritize. There are too few hours in the day!
She gets a quickly understand that about her, things happen. The commitment to a living countryside is one of her strongest motivations. Charlotta talk about their top tips for visitors coming to Forsvik and Karlsborg:
- When it comes to nature, the absolute best advice a visit to Tiveden National Park. Here is the silence. For cultural experiences, it's Fors Mill and Karlsborg Fortress is obvious attractions. Forsviks industrial environment is beautiful in an original and authentic way. Best places to eat in the Forsviks cafe and Food and Tivedens food. Best accommodation currently available at the Hotel Villa Gota, a newly renovated luxury hotel in Forsvik. There is also a very nice outdoor center in Granvik Granvik called Event. For example, you can go RIB here. The canal is otherwise the main reason for both sailors and drawn to forsvik. Sing with guest artists at the canal at Karlsborg during Fridays in July attracts lots. The area around Ombo island attracts with its beauty, the docks för private and coastal feeling.
To Charlotta has strong interest in rural areas comes from the fact that she grew up there. She has always seen the advantages of living in the country. - There is fresh air and no stress. A great value lies in being close to nature, and following the change of seasons. It gives a broader view of life. Charlotte's wish is that more people will discover it. Therefore, she wants to work for us to live, live and work in rural areas.

TACK, For you add luster to my life!

Since the launch in April of 2018 Around the year Vättern newspaper, in the twenty Procedure, I have been so amazing very positive comments and happy cries. It is so inspiring to hear that the magazine Around Lake Vättern, together with our website, FB, Instagram will benefit the entire year.

For me that is the new owner and publisher for a year, it has been a very exciting and challenging year.

I have learned so many new things and got to broaden my skills from selling ads and sit
with the editorial board to be the project manager and the "spider in the web".

My goal is to guide the experiences and places that give a flavor to life.

Right now it's just what I do!

to all of you tipsters, turistambassadörer, advertisers, coworker, kommunrepresentanter – yes short all good, happy people who have helped large and small! You are invaluable to our joint work to do Vättern an even stronger force and a major attraction for people both far and near.

I would especially like to thank my "squire" Cecilia Lindheimer graphic designers, author, photographer and all-in-allo when it comes to newspaper production. She can also sort out the tangled thoughts and give good advice on computer technology!

Charlotta Haskovec, wonderful motivator and small business owners, in Forsvik next to Gota Canal, which ensures that around Vättern seen on social media. Please visit and like us on FB and Instagram to get what she finds on right now! In summer, she is responsible for our Instagram relay together with representatives from each of the ten municipalities participating in our cooperation.

Roger Smith, our always happy distributor, Together with his wife Bridget has traveled many times around Vättern this summer and ensured that the magazine, in both Swedish and English can be found almost everywhere.

to my wonderful children and other family, new and old friends and my beloved cat Leo!

to myself, Eva, because I took the chance and dared to jump into a new project owner
Around the magazine Vättern. But cheered on by friends, family and colleagues, anything is possible.

Now it's one-year anniversary!

Want in this way to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019 with very silver lining!

Warm greetings
Eva Sandgren