In competition with cities such as Stockholm and Gothenburg, Kalmar in southeast Småland has been voted “Best Swedish Summer Town” second year in a row. This was announced on national Swedish TV this morning.

The vote was conducted during the period May 25 to June 6, 2016 among visitors of the travel site Reseguiden.se. The number of responses in this year’s vote was just over 37,000 (last year there were just over 26,000 votes).

Top 10 summer destinations in Sweden 2016

(Last year’s results in brackets.)

1 (1) Kalmar
2 (2) Halmstad
3 (3) Västervik
4 (7) Karlskrona
5 (6) Varberg
6 (4) Härnösand
7 (11) Hjo
8 (13) Falkenberg
9 (14) Mariestad
10 (17) Helsingborg

Sand Sculpture Festival

Kalmar is voted best Swedish Summer Town

This photo is from the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Kalmar. This year it will be held July 11 – 15.

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Kalmar is voted best Swedish Summer Town second year in a row

Kalmar is voted best Swedish Summer Town second year in a row

Kalmar is voted best Swedish Summer Town second year in a row

Åke Andersson, CEO Destination Kalmar, and Lina Eklund, Reseguiden.se

Sources: Destination Kalmar, Reseguiden.se; photos: Destination Kalmar, Magnus Bremefors, Albin Rylander