Destination guide

Charming Southern Sweden will entice you

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Southern Sweden. This romantic city is known for its cafes, shopping and sightseeing. For a bit of culture, visit Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg City Museum or Gothenburg Opera. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Southern Sweden

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Southern Sweden has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hooks Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Vrigstad Moose Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Gotastrom Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Nassjo Golf Club (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Varnamo Golf Club (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Rosenlundsbaden Aqua Park (22.7 mi / 36.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southern Sweden

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Southern Sweden is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Slattsjon (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Lake Lundholmssjon (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Nassjo Lake Park (17.7 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Store Mosse National Park (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Apladalen Open-Air Museum and Park (23 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Lake Algustorpasjon (27.8 mi / 44.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Southern Sweden

The nearest airport is in Jonkoping (JKG-Axamo), located 22.6 mi (36.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Vaxjo (VXO-Smaland), which is 39.7 mi (63.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Hok Station, Malmbäck Station and Vaggeryd Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Southern Sweden by jumping on the metro at Komettorget Tram Stop, Rymdtorget Tram Stop or Östra Hospital Tram Stop.

How many holiday rentals are available around Southern Sweden?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,291 holiday lettings around Southern Sweden. From 61 cabins to 61 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Southern Sweden?

Nothing beats the refreshing silence of rural life. No traffic whizzing by or car alarms whirring. Just you and the quiet serenity of the countryside! HomeAway has 116 rural rental properties in this destination. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has loads more options to search through, including:

  • 109 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 88 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 62 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Southern Sweden?

If you want an authentic holiday experience and love having lots of space to spread out, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 1,092 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £29 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Hotel: 151 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • Apartment: 98 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.
  • Villa: 53 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £138 per night.

Can I stay in Southern Sweden in a large group?

There's nothing better than exploring somewhere entirely new with friends and family. The good news is HomeAway has places to suit big groups. Currently, house holiday rentals are all the rage for big groups of visitors here, and we have 358 available on our database. In the area, the properties that can accommodate large groups include:

  • On the lookout for places that can sleep 6 of you? We have 415 that will be perfect. The prices start from £29 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 5 guests? We have 156 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £38 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 8 guests? We offer 146 rental accommodation that fit the bill. Prices start from £57 per night.

You and the squad will be well looked after when you plan your Southern Sweden holiday through us!