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Slottsholmen, Småland
ABBA-star Björn Ulvaeus' boutique hotel and restaurant Slottsholmen in Småland.
Photo credit: David Vall/Västervik Framåt

Slottsholmen, Västervik

Curious about what the stars of ABBA ate when touring the world? The menu at Slottsholmen is inspired by ABBA-star Björn Ulvaeus’ life and travels around the world.

Ulvaeus grew up in the small town of Västervik and has always had a deep love for his hometown. In 2018 he opened Slottsholmen– an eye-catching boutique hotel and restaurant with magnificent sea views in Västervik. 

At the age of 13, Ulvaeus worked as an errand-boy at the restaurant located here at the time. The current menu is inspired by the dishes Björn served when working here, and by the traditional Swedish food his mother cooked when he was a child. However, the menu is also inspired by Björn’s favourite meals from his journeys around the world with ABBA. The restaurant is run by chefs Maria Lindén and Stefan Ekengren and even though the menu is international, most ingredients are locally sourced.

Slottsholmen has room for up to 80 guests inside, and 200 more on the terrace overlooking the sea in the summer.

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Västervik is a coastal city in the province of Småland in the south of Sweden. Summertime, it is popular among tourists and the guest harbour fills up with sailing- and motor boats. The town is also home to an annual folk music festival. Several cultural dignitaries come from Västervik, including Björn Ulvaeus of music group ABBA.

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Västervik archipelago, Småland

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