Sörmland county is located only a stone's throw from Stockholm and offers a wealth of opportunities for the nature lover. It is often described as Stockholm's countryside with its wonderful mix of wilderness and culture.
It is renowned for its sprawling forests, countless lakes, tranquil beaches and endless summer daylight. It is a county where the air is pure, the water crystal clear and the wildlife plentiful. Peace, tranquillity and calm abound. Sörmland, in fact, provides the perfect setting for a trip to the great outdoors.
Sörmland’s coastline has an impressive 3,000 islands and skerries making it also a paradise of swimmers, kayakers and sailors. There are nature reserves scattered throughout the region to ensure that the delicate and unspoilt nature remains as it has for centuries. Boat trips allow everyone to enjoy the Baltic Sea's many islands, birdlife and unique environment.
But not to be missed are the multitude of elegant manor houses, palaces and castles surrounded by meadows and forests. They are today’s reminder of history, art and architecture of past times.
Sörmland’s many small towns are also a living reminder of times gone by. Many are idyllic small towns dating back to the 17th centuries, with colourful wooden houses and narrow winding streets. Almost without exception, these small towns are located by the water, with calming and impressive views. Such villages as Trosa and Mariefred are a delight to wander through after a day of activity.
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