Our best tips in Älmhult
In Älmhult, there are experiences for everyone, but sometimes it can be difficult to choose. Explore our collected tips and discover new exciting places!
Traditional Swedish "fika" and som more
Take a break from everyday life and discover a new café! Below, we have gathered some of Älmhult's unique fika places.
Have a coffee at Stortorget in Älmhult. Here, you can enjoy a coffee or have a light meal. They offer a diverse range of sandwiches, lunches, pastries, and hot beverages.
A vegan hot spot in the centre of Älmhult, a place that feels both like home and international at the same time. In summer, you can also enjoy your fika in the cozy garden.
Café Linnéa in Häradsbäck
Take a trip back to the 50s at this nostalgic café, where you can feel the influences from our danish neighbours. Enjoy the jukebox, smørrebrød, and delicious mazarines. Additionally, you can take the opportunity to visit the activity park in the backyard or the activity hall. At the meeting place Häradsbäck, you will find everything you need for a fantastic day trip.
Orangeriet at Destination Möckelsnäs
Experience gardens, culture, and history in a scenic manor- and garden environment dating from the 14th century. During spring and summer, you can enjoy homemade fika in the garden café located in the orangery.
Langes in Virestad
Take a shopping trip to langes and take the opportunity to take a break in the lounge with great fika. A popular clothing store with a family feel, good mood and always something going on.
When in Älmhult, you must breathe some true IKEA spirit. At IKEA museum you can combine scrumptious fika with some exiting IKEA history.
Take the opportunity to taste homemade småländsk ostkaka in country setting. Here you also can visit their farm shop with homegrown goodies.
A bakery and café in the former country trade in Loshult. Known for their delicious sourdough bread but here you can also enjoy fika made with a combination of fantastic ingredients, time and handcraft. Are you travelling with kids? Lett hem play on the playground a stone’s throw away.
Take the train into nature and experience Linné's Råshult!
From Diö train station, you can hike three kilometers to Linné's Råshult. Linné's Råshult is the place where Carl von Linné was born in 1707.
Råshult is now a cultural reserve that preserves and brings to life the landscape of the early 18th century. In addition to visiting the typical cultivations or exploring Linné's cottage, there is a garden café and shop here.
Linné's Råshult is a fantastic place for hiking, having a coffee, and simply being. It is also possible to have a guided tour by Carl von Linné himself during the summer.
Discover Carl von Linnés Älmhult
Did you know that Carl von Linné, perhaps one of the world's most famous Swede and the creator of the entire system for classifying plants and animals, was born in Älmhult?
Welcome to discover Carl von Linné's Älmhult!
Experience Linné's Råshult, see the beautiful surroundings, and explore the historic gardens. Here, you will find the Råshult rectory, an 18th-century house furnished as it might have looked when Carl von Linné was born.
Ingeborg in Mjärhult - Fairy Tale Country
In the 18th century, the renowned wise woman Ingeborg lived in Mjärhult. Carl von Linné wrote that she was "sought after throughout the country like an oracle."
Cycling in Linné's Hometown
Cycle around Linné's hometown. A varied and easily cyclable route that takes you through a scenic landscape with a lot of history. Seven nature reserves and one cultural reserve on a bike tour must be a record, right?
Kronan Nature Reserve
There's a special feeling when hiking in the Kronan Nature Reserve—the canopies of deciduous trees create a ceiling that gives it a fairytale and mystical ambiance. Perhaps that's why Carl von Linné often visited the place.
This is where Carl von Linné grew up with his father Nils, who was a pastor. Nils had a famous garden where Carl might have gained inspiration for Systema Naturae. At the old vicarage site in Stenbrohult, you'll find Järda Springhorn's statue of the young Linné, erected in 1948.
Lille Petter Johan's Cottage - Fairy Tale Country
Cottage houses are often small, but this one is so low in ceiling height that most visitors can't stand up straight. It was the home of shoemaker Lille Petter Johan (1875-1952), who, like Linné, was of short stature. Linné himself reached a height of only 154 cm.
Virestad Local Heritage Park
The local heritage park in Virestad is located right in the middle of the village, just a few minutes' walk from the church. Linné's sister, Anna-Maria, was the pastor's wife in the nearby church.
Taxås Nature Reserve
According to legend, Carl von Linné went to Taxås Mountain to see the Night Violet. He couldn't find his way back home, so his father had to search for him.
Möckelsnäs Nature Reserve
In the beautiful nature of Möckelsnäs, Linné often took walks. Did you know that it was here he tasted coffee and sugar for the first time?
Tourist guide Lucas top 10 in Älmhult
- Eat at Blackbird Burgers and Bar
- Swim in Bökhult and enjoy ice cream purchased from the lakeside cabin.
- Try Älmhult's tastiest crispy chicken wrap and more at HARABAS in the city center.
- Play disc golf with friends at Haganäsparken.
- Rent a canoe/kayak/pedal boat at the lakeside cabin.
- Compete against family and friends in go-karting near Delary.
- Visit the Småland Military History Center.
- Take a walk at Taxås Clint and enjoy the view.
- Have pizza and play mini-golf at the village inn in Liatorp.
- Take an afternoon excursion to the Vakö nature reserve and walk the trail out onto the marshland.
Take the opportunity for unique accommodation in Älmhult
Are you looking for a different accommodation for a unique experience? In Älmhult Municipality, there are plenty of unique accommodations. Here, we have listed some of them.
Forest cabins at Möckelsnäs
Come and stay in unique forest cabins at Möckelsnäs - an excellent way to get close to nature.
The world's only IKEA Hotel is located just a stone's throw away from the station in Älmhult. The hotel offers affordable accommodation in a cozy environment.
Vikingahus och flythus på Sams Camp
In peaceful nature next to a lake, you will find Sams Camp. Here, you can experience wilderness camps, live like a Viking in the mighty Valhalla, which is a fascinating Viking house, or why not check in to a floating cabin.
Tips for an active summer in Älmhult
Summer is a time for relaxation, recovery, and lots of activity. For those who want to stay active, there are plenty of options in Älmhult Municipality.
- Put on your hiking shoes to explore one of our beautiful and varied trails. Several of them are also great for challenging jogging sessions!
- If you want to venture a little farther and see more of Älmhult, there are several cycling routes to explore.
- Take advantage of the outdoor by visiting one of our outdoor gyms.
- Grab your friends and some discs for a fun round of disc golf in Haganäsparken or Liatorp. If you don't have your own discs, you can borrow them for free at the tourist information in the municipal building.
- Rent a canoe and embark on a paddling adventure on the Helge å. Don't forget your life jacket - you can also borrow one at the tourist information.
Tips for a rainy day
Rainy weather and nothing to do? We have gathered the best tips on how to make a rainy day fun in Älmhult!
The world’s only IKEA Museum is located in Älmhult. Explore the history of IKEA and get new perspectives on life at home and design!
Folkets hus cinema
Watch new films in the best way possible – with a comfortable armchair served with good food and drinks.
Military History Museum in Delary
Go back in time and learn about military vehicles, weapons, explosives and much more in Småland’s military history. The museum is located in Delary in the same facility that the Swedish defense used during the cold war.
In the mood for an adventure? Challenge all ages in a fun and fast-paced day on the gokart track!
Play one of Europe’s fastest growing sports! A fast-paced fun sport that is quick to learn and suitable for all ages.
Take the opportunity to visit “Älmhult's handelplats” and all our shops in the centre. Second hand, clothes, electronity, interior design - there’s something for everyone!
Enjoy a rich range of experiences, events and exhibitions in beautiful scenic surroundings. Möckelsnäs – the place for the good life!
Linda, the pool manager's top 3 beaches in Älmhult:
- Vägla - a small cozy beach with a lovely location
- Sandören - A smaller secluded beach
- Möckeln's beach - a large beach for the whole family.