Book your trip to Ljungby to discover Swedish landscapes with forests and lakes
Plan your holiday in Ljungby to explore one of southern Sweden's most picturesque small towns, boasting culture to compete with the bigger cities in the country. Ljungbergmuseet is one of the most upstanding art galleries in the region. The kids won't want to miss out on Sagomuseet, where Swedish fairy tales and folklore is brought to life in fantastical surroundings. This museum is open all year round, but opening hours vary, so you might want to double check their website before travelling to Ljungby.
Ljungby is also a fascinating place for history buffs to learn more about the evolution of southern Sweden. You can stroll along idyllic cobblestone streets or visit landmarks that have been in the area for several centuries – some of which ever since the Viking Age. No stay in Ljungby is complete without stopping by the beautiful Berga Church. This architectural marvel was built during the 19th century, but parts of it is even older. The impressive church bell was for example made in the late 1600s. Don't miss out on seeing the famous rune stone Replosastenen if you want to learn a bit more about the Vikings living in the area way before it was known as Ljungby.
Not only is this a charming town with fascinating culture, but also one surrounded by almost untouched nature. In the forest Kronoskogen you will find both camping sites and hiking trails. The best time to visit the forest is between spring and early autumn, before the trails are covered with snow.
In the area surrounding Ljungby are plenty of crystal clear lakes - perfect for a day trip or weekend spent fishing. Pack your picnic basket and visit Lake Bolmen, where you can take in the natural beauty or rent a kayak and venture out on the still lake. You can also go canoeing along the river Helge A, which runs through the town.
The closest airport to Ljungby is Smaland Airport, just outside the city of Vaxjo, and from there you can drive to Ljungby in less than an hour. This town is always focused on its cultural heritage and gorgeous nature, so a weekend in Ljungby is an ideal retreat for families and active travellers.