A new shelter with fireplace where your outdoor food will taste extra delicious. Like many grilling areas this is located at lake Toftasjön in Fylleryd nature reserve. Please respect the Right to Roam (allemansrätten) rules.
Latest sound measurement 2020-05-08: Average values between 36-40 dB (A). A bit lake swash, light breeze in the crowns of the trees, road noise in the distance. Some tips during the visit:
Stay offline - turn off the phone silently and be off when visiting the forest.
Value the moment - release all everyday thoughts to be present here and now.
Walk slowly - slow in and walk slower than normal on the path out here.
Listen - nature is almost never completely silent, and its sound often has a restful effect.
Smell and feel - each forest has its own scents, which change with the season and weather. Feel the rough bark or the soft moss.
Quiet locations in an area mean that the experience of desirable sounds strongly outweighs the impact of disturbing noise. In quiet places, at least 80 % of the visitors in an area after the visit should consider that they have experienced a good sound environment lower than 45 dB (A). Here one can be surrounded by nature's own sounds; such as the waves from the lake, a breeze in the foliage or bird song. There are several quiet places around Växjö town that are marked in the nature map. The city sounds are always present, but relatively quiet places are still close by. Wind strength, weather, season and time of day affect how the quiet places are experienced in the moment.
Follow Round Växjö or Sigfrid trail to the lakeside.
Overnight adventure in the open airNov 13
Now there are three brand new shelters near Växjö city for those who want to try to stay overnight close to nature. Pack your sleeping mats, headlamp and an insulating sleeping bag for a night's adventure with a view over a clear sky. With brought firewood and outdoor food, you can cook both supper and breakfast for a complete evening out. In Växjö there are at least 32 nice places where shelters welcome you all year round.
Quiet places - a valuable newsJun 08
Now there are 19 quiet places marked on the homepage of Nature map Växjö and also tagged in the app. The goal has been to make the urban area close to nature with good sound quality more known to our residents and visitors in Växjö. Places with trails in the immediate area that are valuable for recovery, recreation or forest bathing at a slow pace. To land in the greenery, breathe more calmly and collect new energy. A good sound environment is more than just freedom from n...
Explore nature towards brighter times 2021!Jan 01
After the Christmas and New Year weekends, here are some suggestions on what you can do outdoors in Växjö during the first quarter of the year. Preferably take a trip in daylight which will slowly increase in Småland. Otherwise, use illuminated trails or put on a headlamp until the spring sun arrives. In the footsteps of the pandemic, nature is more popular than ever. Good timing as the year of national outdoor life in 2021 kicks off throughout Sweden. Continue to discover...