Holidays in Västmanland! Do you want to experience beautiful castles, nice cities or cosy campsites? Or have you always dreamed of seeing the Sala silver mine? Then Västmanland is for you!

Holidays in Västmanland

Västmanland is bordered to the south by Lake Mälaren, Lake Hjälmaren, Södermanland and Närke. To the west it borders Värmland, to the north Dalarna and Gästrikland, and to the east Uppland. Traditionally, the region is divided into Bergslagen and Mälardalen.

Here you can visit Västerås, which has a lot to offer in the form of beautiful castles, exciting ancient remains and a fantastic open-air museum. Other cities include Arboga, Hallstahammar, Hällefors, Kopparberg, Köping, Lindesberg, Nora, Sala and Skinnskatteberg.

Tips for your holiday in Västmanland

Semester i Västmanland

8 things to do in Västmanland

Discover beautiful castles, descend into deep mines or stroll through beautiful nature? Here you will find tips for activities and experiences during your holiday in Västmanland.

Good to know before your holiday in Västmanland

Here you will find information and things to know before your holiday in Västmanland.

Accommodation in Västmanland

  • Hotels, hostels and cottages: There are of course many different types of accommodation around Västmanland, ranging from the more luxurious to the more basic. For example, you can find tips on the region's website.
  • Camping and caravanning sites: There are plenty of campsites and pitches and many are well located along the coast. In high season, popular sites can become crowded. Read more about campsites and pitches in Västmanland here.
  • Free camping: Free camping is perfectly possible as long as you comply with laws and local regulations.

Food and drink in Västmanland

  • Regional courts: Halted, lightly grilled pike-perch fillet on forest mushrooms and cucumber tagliatelle with horseradish crème fraîche and tomato vinaigrette, Mälar pike-perch with horseradish and deer haunch with potato gratin á la Bredsjö.
  • Delicacies: In Västerås you will find the market hall Slakteriet.
  • Drinks: Try, for example, apple must from Köpings must & cider.

Activities in Västmanland

  • Nature: Hiking, cycling and golf
  • Culture: Art and galleries
  • History: Churches, castles, open-air museums and ancient tombs
  • For children: Swimming, Vallby open-air museum and camping

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