Welcome to Åkers styckebruk
Åker – a factory village with the wilderness on its doorstep. The locality of Åkers styckebruk lies on Lake Visnaren, bordering the Åkers Bergslag mining district. Here you’ll also find extensive areas of forest where to hike, paddle and cycle.
The museum tells the story of one of Sweden´s oldest ironworks, founded in 1580. It also holds a fascinating archive.
Åkers bruksmuseum web-site
Skottvång Grufva in the Åkers bergslag mining district
A former mining site with restaurant, plus a mining museum (seasonal opening).
Åkers bergslag, hike, paddle, cycle
The most beautiful sections of Sörmlandsleden trail pass here, and the trail is easy to access from many places. The canoe route starts by Lake Visnaren and runs via the three Marviken lakes all the way down to Vagnhärad. A cycleway, Näckrosleden, which is 700 km long, also runs all the way through Sörmland.
Kalkbro The limestone quarry
Nature reserve and an old limestone quarry that operated from the Middle Ages until the 1940s. The limestone was primarily used in the area’s iron production. A scene from the film about Ronja the Robber’s Daughter was shot here.