Why visit The Heart of Sweden
The Heart of Sweden is the Örebro region, situated at Sweden’s demo- graphic center – with Stockholm, Oslo and Gothenburg just a few hours away. Here you will find Bergslagsleden, one of Sweden’s finest lowland trails, inter-connecting the region like arteries. Running parallel to Bergslagsleden and through its enchanting wilderness, are our wonderful bike trails measuring some 1,000 kilometres. The adventure is closer than you think!
Go hiking - Bergslagsleden
Do you enjoy hiking? Then you’ve come to the right place. The 280 kilometres long Bergslagsleden runs like an artery through the region. It is divided into 17 stages that are between 7 and 22 km long. No other lowland path in Sweden bring you so many opportunities to enjoy the vastly large forests, wildlife, lakes and pristine mires. On the Bergslagsleden you trek through the old trace iron industry with its well-preserved mining areas and huts from Bergslagen’s heyday.
Sweden’s largest cycling area
The Örebro Region has Sweden’s largest cycling area – Bergslagen cycling – with its world class mountain bike trails, from the north to the south of the region. With over 1,000 kilometres of dedicated, signed mountain bike trails, there are varying difficulty levels for both the beginner and elite cyclist, or for those just wanting to experience nature. Enjoy the laidback, green signed trails or the long, more technical black trails – there’s a challenge for everyone.
Enjoy our waterways
There are many opportunities to enjoy the surroundings by water in the Örebro Region. The county offers some of the most varied canoeing and fishing waters available. You may choose to paddle in Lake Vättern’s beautiful archipelago or to slowly glide down a winding river, with the wilderness your nearest neighbour. There are several different kinds of fishing to choose from, in a great number of fishing waters, from Sweden’s two largest lakes, Lake Vättern and Lake Hjälmaren, to the smaller secluded forest lakes and streams.
Top 10 visitor attractions
In the Heart of Sweden there are plenty of things to discover and explore. For example nationalparks, cosy wooden towns and bicycling- and hikingtrails in a wild landscape. The adventure is closer than you think! Here are the top 10 visitor attractions.
Here you can download brochures for our area. You’ll find everything from inspirational material, product manuals containing suggestions for places to stay and eat and things to do, as well as tips for a FAM trip in The Heart of Sweden.