You must experience this when you visit Åsnen!
Valuable tips if you stay for an hour, a day or a week. These are our best recommendations and tips to make sure you do not miss what's unique and extra special in the Åsnen area.
Moose, white-tailed eagle, crane, osprey and black-throated diver. Four giant birds and one mammal. Five awesome experiences in the Åsnen region.
Dust off those binoculars and off into the wilderness you go!
'National Park' is the greatest appointment an area in nature can get. We are extremely proud to soon open Sweden's 30th National Park, right here in Åsnen. The date for the opening is in May 2018, but it is of course possible to visit the soon-to-be National Park anytime you like!
Hiking in Åsnen is pure pleasure!
Get those shoes on and go out in nature - fresh air, well-being and rosy cheeks are guaranteed. Here you will find tips for nice hikes and walking paths.
The view down from Lunnabacken is nearly breathtaking! What what can see actually? Click HERE for a labelled digital panorama. For further information on the churches and some of the islands, click on the names.
The fringed water lily is a foreign invasive water plant which can cover large areas of the water surface and outcompete native aquatic plants. This in turn causes altered habitats in the water which affects aquatic animals. Fringed water lily also has a negative impact on birdlife, making it difficult for the birds to find food in the water.
When you visit Huseby bruk, you visit Swedish history. Knowledgeable guides tell you about past times, and when the tour is over you can walk through the gardens or sit down for a refreshment in Frökens Restaurant and Café.
Småland´s nature paradise
Åsnen with its unique and untouched archipelago offers exciting experiences and guided tours in magnificent nature.
Åsnen - Nature for real
Åsnen offers accommodation for many different tastes - choose between a comfortable bed in a hotel or a country inn or spend the night in a wind shelter under whispering spruce and pine.
Artistic treasures from lakes and woodland
The Åsnen region’s rich cultural heritage finds expression in the wealth of arts and crafts created around the lake; nature provides a natural source of inspiration for paintings and handicraft alike.
To make a fire in nature is not always allowed. Due to high risk of fires during the summer, it may be prohibited to light up a fire in nature or on you own property. During fire prohibitions every open fire is usually prohibited.
In the Åsnen area the lighting of fires is ALWAYS prohibited from April 1 - September 30.
Nature experiences that you will only find here!
With its great diversity in nature, its lake archipelago and 700 km of shoreline, Åsnen offers you nature experiences that are a little out of the ordinary. Nature protection is extremely important here and so Åsnen is not only a National Park, but also has plenty of nature reserves. Visit any of the nature reserves in or close to lake Åsnen!
The right of public access is unique!
You apply the right of public access when taking a walk, canoeing or simply just sit on a rock thinking. The rule gives you a lot of freedom. But it also means that you have a large responsibility towards the environment, wildlife and the owner of the ground you’re on. The most important rule:
Don’t disturb – don’t destroy!