Lake Vättern circle tour – Motorhome trip, road trip

This route leads you around Lake Vättern, Sweden’s second largest lake. The route is approximately 300 km long. First you drive on the western side of the lake from Jönköping in the south to Aksersund in the north. From there you head south on the eastern side of the Vättern back to Jönköping. Be sure to stop in Gränna for the red-and-white candy canes. We drive around the lake in clockwise direction.

The map is best viewed on a desktop computer. You can switch off layers in the map legend area (red checkboxes). Just try it out.

On this route you will find the following attractions (clockwise)

  • the Taberg mountain and viewpoint just south of Jönköping
  • the old wooden church of Habo
  • the cosy little town of Hjo where you should eat icecream at Moster Elin’s in the harbour area
  • the fortress of Karlsborg where you also can find a DC-3 from 1952, see featured image above
  • Forsviks bruk which is one of Sweden’s oldest documented industrial sites
  • the Göta Canal which runs right through Forsviks bruk
  • the Tiveden national park, Sweden’s southernmost wilderness
  • Askersund with the northern archipelago of the Lake Vättern
  • Stjernsund Castle
  • the Chinese park Bastedalens Kinapark
  • Motala with the Göta Canal
  • Vadstena
  • Ödeshög
  • the ruins of Brahehus on the E4 motorway
  • the fabulous litte town of Gränna where you can buy red and white striped candy canes
  • the magnificent viewpoint Gyllene Uttern on the E4 motorway

  Hotels by Lake Vättern

Our route suggestion is primarily intended for tourists with motorhomes/RVs. Of course you can also drive this route in a car and spend the nights in hotels, hostels or B&Bs.

Book now: Hotels, hostels, B&B by Lake Vättern


  Holiday homes by Lake Vättern

Wide selection of holiday homes, including cottages, villas, cabins and apartments.

Book now: Holiday homes by Lake Vättern – from Jönköping in the south to Askersund in the north


In the harbour area in Hjo

In the harbour area in Hjo

Breviks Camping, Hjo, Lake Vättern

If you are looking for a campsite on the western coast of the lake, we recommend Breviks Camping. It is situated between Hjo and Karlsborg. Here you can camp close to the lake in a calm and beautiful environment. Some of the spaces are as close as 70 m from the lake. More info: www.brevikscamping.se

The Lake Vättern circle tour

Askersund harbour welcomes motorhome tourists

Gränna by Lake Vättern in Småland

A site for motorhomes in the harbour area of Gränna

Gränna by Lake Vättern in Småland

Lake Vättern, seen from the Gränna mountain

Gränna by Lake Vättern in Småland

Polkagrisar candy canes in Gränna

The Lake Vättern near Habo

The Lake Vättern near Habo

The Lake Vättern near Habo

The Lake Vättern near Habo

Gränna by Lake Vättern in Småland

View from the ruins of Brahehus north of Gränna

The Taberg mountain and viewpoint, Jönköping

Taberg mountain and viewpoint south of Jönköping

Tiveden National Park

Tiveden National Park

Related articles

What's new on our site