Nelson's Scandinavia
Chicago, IL





Here is your chance to visit the Swedish Glass Country in the south of Sweden. Växjö and Nybro and the surrounding area have many highlights that are a must addition to your Swedish itinerary.
Nelson’s Scandinavia’s independent glass country tour makes it possible to add this important area to your itinerary with ease and convenience.

Depart from Stockholm or Copenhagen by Swedish Railways X2000 high speed train. Three hours from Stockholm or two hours from Copenhagen will bring you to Alvesta. Upon arrival a rental car will be waiting and after a short drive arrive in Växjö and your centrally located hotel. In the afternoon and within walking distance of your hotel visit the Småland Museum and the House of Emigrants. You may also wish to visit the Växjö Cathedral in the same area with overnight accommodation in Växjö.

With an early start drive via Lessebo with an opportunity to purchase hand made paper used by the Royal Family then on to Kosta Boda and Orrefors glass works. Continue to Kalmar for overnight accommodation.

After a morning visit to the Kalmar Castle drive across the Öland bridge to the island, then driving north view the vast expanse of the Alvaret and windmills unique to the island. A visit to the Borgholm Castle before continuing to Borgholm for overnight accommodation. In the afternoon stroll through the town and if you wish enjoy a swim in the ocean before retiring for the evening.

Morning departure from Borgholm and continue to “Moberg” country. Wilhelm Moberg one of Sweden’s best known authors chose this area as a setting for his book the “Immigrants” A movie was made starring Max Von Sydov and Liv Ullman and the early part of the movie was filmed in a farm setting and if you have seen the film you will recognize the setting. There is still time to visit another of the glass factories before returning to Alvesta for overnight accommodation and return of the rental car.
Tour arrangements end with a departure by X2000 to either Stockholm or Copenhagen.