Find the best place to stay — Småland

Where to stay around Småland?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,922 holiday lettings near Småland. From 1,592 houses to 112 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Småland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Småland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Småland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Skåne County: 634 holiday homes
  • Baltic Sea: 43,899 holiday homes
  • Kreativum Science Center: 200 holiday homes
  • Västra Götaland County: 1,135 holiday homes
  • Öland: 251 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Småland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Småland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Småland with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Kalmar: 224 holiday lettings
  • Jönköping: 49 holiday lettings
  • Karlskrona: 105 holiday lettings
  • Västervik: 29 holiday lettings
  • Vimmerby: 135 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Småland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Småland are:

  • Vastervik (VVK): 75 self catering accommodations
  • Jonkoping Airport (JKG): 93 self catering accommodations
  • Hultsfred Airport (HLF): 208 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Småland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Småland. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kreativum Science Center: 200 holiday rentals
  • Isaberg Ski Resort: 135 holiday rentals
  • Kingdom of Crystal Moose Park: 76 holiday rentals
  • Annebergsvagen Lake Swimming Area: 155 holiday rentals
  • Eketorp: 46 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Småland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Smaland, Sweden your home away from home

Smaland is a historical province of five counties, located in the south of Sweden. Home to three national parks, the area offers a great range of outdoor pursuits – making it an ideal holiday destination for those seeking an active break. Accommodation can be found in the form of log cabins, charming cottages and other authentic homes in Smaland.

Things to do in Smaland, Sweden

The main draw of Smaland is the great outdoors. Smaland has a series of lakes that can be explored by canoe, or you can hike or cycle around the area to get your bearings, if you prefer. The lakes also offer some relaxing fishing opportunities, especially in the Hultsfred area. Smaland has three national parks, with Stora Mosse the most well-known for its hiking and bird-watching opportunities.

The east coast of Smaland, which stretches nearly 200km from Vastervik to Torsas, is home to over 10,000 islands, and some of Scandinavia’s most beautiful scenery. You can take a scenic drive down the coastal stretch, and discover sandy beaches, great swimming opportunities, and a mix of quiet scenic spots and busier tourist towns. Vastervik, Monsteras and Kalmar are three of the bigger towns that you will encounter, and offer some great shopping and dining. Kalmar Castle and Kalmar Art Museum are also recommended stop-offs.

A family holiday can be enjoyed in Smaland, as there are a great amount of activities that will appeal to both children and adults. Astrid Lingren’s World – located in Vimmerby, and named after the famous Swedish author of Pippi Longstocking books, is a 120,000 square meter theme park where children can meet characters from the books. Skiing, horse riding, dog sledding and golf are just some of the other fun activities that can be found in Smaland.

Places to visit on holiday in Smaland, Sweden

The sheer number of towns and villages within the Smaland province mean that you have plenty to explore during your holiday rental, but a trip across the water to Oland is highly recommended. Despite being the smallest province in Sweden, Oland is home to no less than 400 windmills, 34 churches, the highest lighthouse in Sweden and one of Europe’s longest bridges.

Weather in Smaland, Sweden

The climate in the Smaland region is temperate, with distinct seasons and mild temperatures. Summer temperatures are usually between 15°C and 20°C, with up to 18 hours of sunlight a day. The temperature drops to around zero as winter approaches, and sunlight hours can be as low as six a day in late December. Rainfall is relatively low throughout the year.

Flights to Smaland, Sweden

Smaland has its own airport, in Vaxjo (VXO), but most flights from the UK go via Stockholm. Budget operators such as Ryanair offer cheap flights to both Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) and Stockholm Vasteras (VST). Other airlines run flights to Stockholm Broma (BMA) and Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) – so take care when booking!

Sightseeing in and around Småland

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Småland has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sweden Zipline (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Vetlanda Golf Club (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Varaskruv Nature Reserve (19.3 mi / 31 km)
  • Glasriket Golf Course (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • Vrigstad Moose Park (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Biodlar Museum (24.1 mi / 38.8 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Småland

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Småland. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Slattsjon (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Lake Lundholmssjon (25.3 mi / 40.8 km)
  • Linne Park (26.2 mi / 42.2 km)