Södermanland, calls itself also Sörmland, is a region in eastern Sweden. The name means the land of the southern people. The southern people where the population South of the lake Mälaren. The region has 8388 km² and a population of 1,2 million.
The region borders to Östergötland, Närke, Västmanland and Uppland. The eastern side is the Baltic sea. The beautiful nature that we love so much is full of luscious fields, that often reach to the side of one of our many lakes and enormous forests full of game, mushrooms and berries. Our lakes are a year round playground on which you can fish paddle, water-ski and long distance ice skate. It’s a perfect blend of open agricultural landscape and forests with scenic small country roads.
The region is also famous for its many castles and mansions. Especially in the summer many of those serve light lunches and delicious fresh cakes and pastries and have also often classical concerts or may be some Jazz in their amazing parks. Some of the best known are Slott Gripsholm or Nyköpingshus but also Julita herrgård.
Sörmland is even full of historic sites dating back to the stone age. You can find mines from the bronze and iron ages.
The very active holiday maker has the opportunity to walk parts or even the whole Sörmlandsleden. This is an approximate 1000km long walking track circling round in Södermanland. Always a possibility to drive to one or another position of the track and hike and picnic for the day.
What to do
More than 400 castles and mansions – most can be visited on a 145km round trip- the best know being Slot Gripsholm (also Tucholsky’s Roman) in Mariafred, a pictoresque village by the Mälaren
• Fine food:
Many good Restaurants in mansions and castles and also the surrounding townships. Coffe and cake is a Swedish habit, so you find nice small Cafés and bakeries everywhere you may drive
easy accessible for a day trip via fast train in 55 minutes from Katarineholm or with the regional train in 1hr15min from Flen
• Home of the “Inga Lindström” Tv Series
• Christmas markets:
Many to be found in the region in the season
in one of the castles or nearby towns especially in summer outdoors
• Theater in the old mine of Hällesfortsnäs
• Local festivals in most townships
The drive to Flen is 12 km, takes about 10 minutes and you find there several large Supermarkets, a Pharmacies, Bottle shop and more. We recommend to go to Katrineholm however, 16km and a 15 minute drive. It is much bigger, has a large industrial area and more choice.
We also have a small Supermarket in Valla just 5 km and a 5 minute drive from us
Proximities and Public Transport connections
You can easily take a train from the railway station in Katrineholm or Flen to Stockholm for a sightseeing day trip. From Katrineholm departs the fast train and takes just 55 minutes to Stockholm central station, but the regional train is with 1hr 15 minutes just a little bit slower and a bit cheaper and stops and leaves from both towns. Also the attractive townships of Eskilstuna, Norrköping and Linköping are even a shorter car drive or train ride away from.
If you don’t want to drive you can also take the bus line 780, direct 500m from us, which brings you either direction stopping right in front of the Katrineholm or respective Flen railway station.