Have a nice summer in green Växjö!

By Växjö kommun 2021-07-01

The third quarter of the year breathes heat, summer and for many a longer break that invites to nice excursions. Nature is a given place to relax, recharge your batteries and enjoy a daily dose of physical activity at your own pace. The year of national outdoor life with the theme "The air is free" is during this quarter about sleeping outside, trying something new and liking outdoor life - perhaps in your favorite place in Växjö municipality. Here are some suggestions on what you can do in the beautiful, green Växjö during July to September.

JULY - perfect for water activities and overnight stays!

  • The year of national outdoor life - sleep outside! Find the nearest windbreak for an overnight stay out in the fresh air. Pack a sleeping pad, sleeping bag and the best outdoor food for an enjoyable night with full board. More than 32 windbreaks around Växjö municipality are waiting to be visited. Find the right one here with the help of the Nature Map Växjö.

  • Experience Växjö municipality from the water! Try renting a canoe or kayak and glide forward on the water surface in Toftasjön, Helgasjön or along Värendsleden. If you are attentive, you can see both great crested grebe and osprey, but stay at a good distance from the settlements.

  • Scensommar (“Stage summer”) for all ages is ongoing with lots of outdoor performing arts at several beautiful places. Keep an eye on upplev.vaxjo.se.

  • Visit a bathing site in Växjö where you have never dipped your toes before. With 42 bathing places, Växjö is number one in the country in terms of number of bathing places. All are unique and scattered in 21 bathable lakes. Perfect places for play, picnic or a nap on the blanket.

AUGUST - time to find blueberry places?

  • The year of national outdoor life in August is about doing something for the first time, "Never have I ever…". Visit a nature reserve where you have never set foot before. Numerous nature reserves are to be discovered in the municipality.

  • Make a visit to one of the 25 Silent places that are now tagged in the Nature Map Växjö. Try a forest bath at a slow pace and follow the tips. With a little luck and open eyes, you can find your own blueberry spot on the tour.

  • Make your own bucket list and check off new destinations and activities afterwards. Find inspiration in the Nature Map Växjö, on “Upplev Växjö” or on hemmatipset.se - here are lots of tips both on land and lake in both Växjö and the county.

  • Pump the bicycle tires and take a ride on the more than 40 km long ring road Växjö Runt. A unique route to easily discover 6 lakes close to the city and 8 nature reserves. Remember to pack the coffee basket for a nice energy break.

SEPTEMBER - a great time for hiking!

  • Sunday 5 September at 10:00-15:00, the fifth edition of Nature's Day is organized, a full day outdoors in the nature reserve Teleborg where several outdoor organizations show the outdoor life's variety of experiences. Nature's Day offers, as always, something that suits many in Växjö.

  • Walk short or long on any of the marked trails. 64 trips for hiking in the nature map Växjö meander along nice paths and often near a lake. A perfect activity in fresh September air.

  • The year of outdoor life focuses in September on "Like outdoor life". Maybe you have a favorite place in Växjö municipality? Visit it and enjoy extra in September! Feel free to bring a friend who has not been there before.

  • Interesting cultural environments and magnificent landscapes are often a successful combination. Visit Vartorp's mill (Vartorps kvarn), Hemmesjö old church (Hemmesjö gamla kyrka), Kronoberg's Castle Ruin (Kronobergs slottsruin) or another exciting place where history and green experiences meet.


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