Why visit The Heart of Sweden

The Heart of Sweden is the Örebro Region, situated at Sweden’s demographic center – with Stockholm, Oslo and Gothenburg just a few hours away. Here you will find Bergslagsleden, one of Sweden’s finest lowland trails, inter-connecting the region like arteries. Running parallel to Bergslagsleden and through its enchanting wilderness, are our wonderful bike trails measuring some 1,000 kilometres.

You can choose among our many canoe and kayak waterways which connect our lakes with the cities in the region, allowing you to travel from the conveniences of the city to secret archipelagos, or after visiting forest trolls, paddle to the historic castle in central Örebro. Throughout its beautiful natural sur­roundings, you will find traces of Swedish history which take you back in time to the iron and mining industry, when people here lived in castles and cabins.

The city’s close proximity to nature allows you the opportunity to discover the praised wood buildings in Maria Lang’s town of Nora, the Lake Vättern’s shores in the port Askersund or why not discover Alfred Nobel’s city of Karl­skoga. Stay in hotels of the very best quality in Örebro, the county’s largest city, and enjoy the city’s wide range of fine dining and cul­ture. Explore one of Sweden’s most beautiful National Parks in Tiveden. It is mostly pathless and inaccessible but also infinitely inviting with bewitching forests, clear lakes, views and flat rocks carpeted with lichen.


What others say about The Heart of Sweden

“Fabulously beautiful, and a good range of activities. Can warmly recommend others to come here!”

“One of Sweden’s best-maintained long-distance footpaths with both a WC and wood at virtually every shelter. I like!”

“Fantastic cycling with varied and fun trails. The scenery is another reason why we’ll definitely be back!”

“Beautiful hilly wilderness with masses of history.” 

“AMAAAAAAAAAZING place!!!!! Wilderness at its best – true nature.”

“Örebro was a very special place for me. The streets, buildings, the smells, food, drinks, people. Watching the people let me absorb Sweden. So much fun to sit and just take in this amazing country.”

“Great food, fantastic hosts and amazing canoeing.”

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The Heart of Sweden is the demographic centre of Sweden, just 2 hours from Stockholm, and accessible by plane, car, bus and train – or why not by bike?
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