Drönarvy över Norra Vätterns skärgård i dagsljus med öar och vatten. Kajaker i nedre delen av bilden.


Norra Vätterns skärgård

In the heart of Sweden, at the tip of Lake Vättern, lies Askersund.
A gem among cities.

Askersund can be described as a mecka of small cafes with historical wooden buildings and a picturesque small harbor. In the surrounding area, you will find many nature reserves, hiking trails, and cycling paths that offer fantastic views and experiences. The city also hosts numerous events that take place annually.



Visit Askersund Tourist information

Visiting address during the summer

Hamngatan 4B

696 31 Askersund

All year round

Telephone: +46 583 810 88

E-mail: info@visitaskersund.se

Askersund - by Sweden's most mysterious archipelago!

From the charming wooden houses in Askersund, it's never far to Sweden's most mysterious archipelago. An extensive archipelago surrounded by magical forest lakes. Hike, swim, paddle, drop anchor or choose a sun-warmed cliff - in Askersund it's easy to find your next adventure!

Skyltar med vandringsleder och en träbyggnad i bakgrunden. 

Tiveden National Park & 30 Nature reserves

Askersund offers a fantastic range of hiking trails in nature reserves, inviting you to constantly explore new natural experiences. In the Tiveden National Park, you'll encounter a dramatic rock landscape within ancient forests. Reach out to us, and we'll provide you with personalized hiking tips!

Stjernsund Castle

Stjernsund's Castle, a neoclassical gem with furnishings dating back to the 1850s, is considered one of Sweden's best-preserved castles. Expert guides tell about the magnificent parade room, about the guest apartment of the singer prince Gustaf and the servants' cellar. The castle complex is surrounded by the water on a promontory, and here you will find a nice castle shop, exhibitions and castle café. Welcome!.

Visit Askersund brochure

Explore our digital brochure in English showcasing the diverse offerings of our charming small town and its picturesque surroundings. Whether you prefer online browsing or downloading for later perusal, the brochure is ready to captivate your imagination.

Stories from Askersund

Are you curious about Askersund and wondering what life might be like for the people who live and work here? Meet some Askersund locals and hear what they're up to.

Segelbåt vid en ö i solnedgång

Maritime passion: Edvin och the wooden boat Epicurus

A sure sign of spring is the smell of tar and the scraping sound of sandpaper on boats soon to be launched into the water. Meet Edvin Mattsson, a young lad from Askersund and an enthusiast with a beautiful sailboat as his companion. He believes that a summer without a boat isn't a real summer. Read more about the joy of caring for a beautiful sailboat...

Röd kajak ut drönarperspektiv. Kajaken är omgiven av näckrosor.

A kayaking trip in the Northern Vättern Archipelago

On a spring day, the memory of a wonderful kayaking trip comes to life. Join the story of a summer adventure among islets and skerries and experience the enchantment of becoming one with nature.

Autumn in the mushroom forest

Forest walks, mushroom picking, and nature experiences. Meet Elina Vilkman who loves to pick mushrooms - and gives them away as a lovely gift.

Putsad fasad med fönster och dörr samt neonskylt med text skomakeri.

Traders & Craftsmen - at the same time

A shoe with a worn-out sole, a broken zipper. A beloved, worn armchair or the family heirloom, the beautiful sofa. A bicycle, lawnmower, or chainsaw longing for the toolbox. Knowledgeable traders take care of almost everything. Services that value emotional worth and strive for a more sustainable future are offered.

The dream of the cottage: a love story to Sweden's forests

Ella and Christian from Hamburg fell in love with the little cottage outside Åmmeberg and make it their own. The forest, the culture, and the people in the area provide quality of life, and the joy of giving back to the place through careful renovation is immense. Meet the German couple who are in the process of realizing their dream.