In the Surroundings

Below you will find a small selection of what this beautiful region has to offer. Staying at Ekeliden B&B means that you only have some 5-30 minutes drive to a lot of exciting activities and events.

Like shopping?

Gällstad and it's surroundings is home to some of the largest fashion and textile companies in Sweden. In Gällstad, you can shop any day of the week and you will be able to buy the best Swedish fashion brands at very good prices.

In the centre of Ulricehamn, as well as in the surrounding country villages, you will find a lot of small and cosy shops.

There are quite a few local food producers. Contact the Tourist Office for tips on locally produced food and contact information to producers.

If you like auctions, we will be happy to advice you were and when such will be held.

Like outdoor activities?

In the municipality of Ulricehamn there are two 18-hole golf courses. You can thus chose to play at Åsundsholm Golf and Country Club or Ulricehamn Golf Club.

Soccergolf and minigolf can be found in Vegby, only a few kilometers from Ekeliden B&B.

Those who like to study flora and fauna, would find Komosse really worthwhile. Komosse consists of several bogs. We would recommend that you start at Mörkö and follow the 5 km long track called Björnöleden.

There are lot of nice hiking and bicycle tracks in Ulricehamn and its surrounding area.

On a hot summer day it's nice to cool off in one of our beautiful lakes. And you can actually enjoy a fresh open-air bath all year round at Kallbadhuset by lake Åsunden.

One of southern Sweden's largest centers for downhill skiing is located in Ulricehamn, namely Ulricehamn Ski Center.

If you like cross-country skiing, you will for sure enjoy the good trails at Lassalyckan Recreational Area. Lassalyckan Recreational Area.

Like culture?

The movie Änglagård (The farm of angels) was filmed in the Ulricehamn area. This map from the Tourist Office show you where the movie was filmed.

Visit the sites of Birgit Sparre's famous novels "Gårdarna runt sjön" (the farms around the lake). One farm was called Heljö in the novels, but its real name is Torpa Stone House. It was here that King Gustav Vasa came for his third wife, Katarina Stenbock, in 1552.

The Museum of Ulricehamn regularly organizes various exhibitions. At the yearly art tour (normally arranged in April) you can visit artists in their studios.

In the beautiful building Folkets Hus live feeds are broadcasted 3-4 times per year from The Metropolitan Opera in New York. Maybe you are lucky enough to be here at such a time ...

If you like visiting old churches, a visit to Knätte and Timmele might be worthwhile. The oldest parts of these churches are from the 12th and 13th century.

For more tips and ideas on what to do in the Ulricehamn area, check out the homepage of Ulricehamn Tourist Office.