- Some very famous people are from Småland, for example author Astrid Lindgren, Ingvar Kamprad who founded IKEA and furniture designer Bruno Mathsson
- There are three national dishes from Småland
https://www.visitsmaland.se/en/experiences/food-and-drink/flavours-of-smaland. Have you ever heard of 'ostkaka', 'isterband' and 'lingonsylt'?
- A Polkagris, or Polka pig, can be found in Gränna, and is traditionally a red and while rock candy stick
- Sweden's 30th National Park has recently opened in Småland. Åsnen offers a unique lake archipelago with a 700 km shoreline and more than a thousand islands.
Things to do in Småland
The countryside of Småland offers a variation and variety of outdoor pursuits and activities, for example hiking trails that include the Store Mosse National Park and Isaberg, a beautiful forest and lake area between the towns of Jönköping and Halmstad. Bundles of activities are on offer such as cycling, canoeing, horse-riding and fishing. Or rent a cabin for a couple of weeks and let the kids do the activities.
Things to do in Småland with kids
With deep forests, hills, moors, more than 5 000 lakes, numerous rivers and 200 km coastline, and even an archipelago, there is plenty to do in Småland for families. We’ve got a list for you!