Gränna og Visingsö

Visingsborg Castle, a timeless jewel on Visingsö. Here, the stones tell stories from the past, and the castle ruins bear witness to a majestic era that once was. Explore the well-preserved remains, let your imagination flourish, and enjoy the view over Lake Vättern. Every stone at this historic site carries a chapter of the adventure that unfolded here.

The journey to adventure starts right outside the door of Hotel Högland! Head towards Jönköping and be enchanted by the route to Stockholm, soon to be one of Sweden’s most picturesque stretches along Lake Vättern. With every turn, nature’s painting unfolds, and you can already begin to absorb the breathtaking views.

After driving about 30 kilometers from Jönköping, break away from the highway and let yourself be drawn into the charm of Gränna. This route is not just a journey; it’s an exploration through Sweden’s hidden gems. Buckle up, because Gränna and Visingsö are waiting to unveil their magical landscapes and authentic charm!


A fantastic day on Visingsö, where you can experience the traditional joy of riding a remmalag through beautiful landscapes. With horses guiding us through the island, the journey becomes not just a trip back in time, but also a voyage through natural beauty.


Visingsö, the magical island, is said to have been created by the giant Vist, who tossed a sod into Lake Vättern over 1000 years ago. Today, the island captivates visitors with its enchanting landscapes and beautiful beaches. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the ruins of Visingsborg Castle and a selection of inviting restaurants. A unique way to explore the island is by the traditional horse-drawn carriages, known as ’remmalagen,’ offering a historical touch to your journey.

One must-visit spot is Kumlaby Church, where climbing the tower provides a spectacular view. To make the most of your visit, it’s convenient to leave your car in Gränna due to limited parking on the island. Once on Visingsö, you can explore its natural beauty and historical sites on foot or by renting a bike from the harbor.

For a seamless trip to Visingsö, start with a scenic journey from Gränna. The transition marks the beginning of an enchanting adventure. On the island, delve into the picturesque and historical treasures without the worry of finding parking. Embrace the island’s charm and immerse yourself in its scenic wonders.

Welcome to Visingsö, where history and nature’s beauty merge to create an unforgettable experience!

Magical moments in Gränna, Sweden, where colorful houses line the streets and the air is filled with the scent of sugar and adventure. Explore the land of polkagris, where tradition is passed down from generation to generation. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of this delightful small town, where every corner tells the story of the sweet legacy of polkagris candy.

Welcome to Gränna – a colorful gem along the shores of Lake Vättern! Explore the charming streets where vibrant houses take you on a journey through time. But it’s not just history that captivates; the scent of freshly baked polkagris, the town’s iconic candy, tickles your nose as you walk through narrow alleys.

Experience the authentic Swedish atmosphere as you stroll along the lake and enjoy panoramic views from the town’s hills. Gränna is not just a town; it’s a feeling – a melting pot of culture, history, and sweet, sweet tradition. Take the ferry to Visingsö for an extra dose of adventure or savor local delicacies at the cozy cafés. Gränna is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored!

All the photos on this page are taken by Jenny Karlsson.