Experience Hjo

i love hjo!

Experience Hjo

I love Hjo

The town Hjo has a lot to offer.

On this side you will find some of the activities and experience around Hjo.

From the start the name was Hyo and not Hjo and year 2013 we celibrated 600 years as a town.

The town was founded by Erik Eriksson, also knowed as King Erik with the limp and lisp. Then it was around 350 people living in Hjo. Today Hjo is a vivid touristlocation and have a big industri. The population has risen to 10 000 people.

Did you know that in Hjo the tube for the wellknowed “Kalles Kaviar” is made?

For more information than this, please visit The local tursitinformation or Västsvenska tursitrådet



fotograf Jesper Anhede


Hjo- We have a lot of small boutiques with different alignments. Som of them are listed below.

Made for Hjo– En samlingspunkt för många lokala hantverkare med äkta Hjostil. Deras alster hittar du i vissa av våra rum på hotellet. I dagsläget hittar du försäljning från dem på deras hemsida, Colorama Hjo och Hotell Bellevue.

Ringabergets Honung– Just south of Hjo you will find Ebbe’s farm shop with organic honey

Hem och Hobby– 37674 square meters furnishing-boutique

Lervis – In Äskelid south of Hjo, Ellen creates her ceramics and also performs workshops

Stila Mode & Design – If you are tired of large chains, here you get a unique clothing store with feeling

Amanda’s handicrafts – At the square in Hjo you will find this unique little shop, gallery and studio with both silver, ceramics and glass

The soap factory – Shop with handmade organic bath salt, soap, cerat and other products for body and soul

Handelsboden Njuta – Tea, coffee and chocolate shop

Delicatezza Bianca – Family-owned Italian delicatessen



Karlsborg’s Fortress Guided tours of one of Sweden’s biggest fortress

The wooden town– explore the award winning neighborhoods in Hjo

Houses from the 1800’s– in the park

Exhibition at the tourist information in Park

Guided city walks – Follow a guide through the wooden city and get the history behind these beautiful buildings.

City walk on your own – Do you want to take it at your own pace? Download the map and be inspired

Samskoleparken – The small park outside Kulturkvarteret has several large old trees that provide shade on hot days. In recent years, there have been several outdoor exhibitions with different themes.

 Norra Fågelås Church – Norra Fågelås Church is located in Hjo parish on the western shore of Lake Vättern and our oldest church dating back to the 12th century

 Hjo Church – In the middle of the village is the approximately 200-year-old church. During some of the city walks you can go up the tall church tower.

Grevbäck’s homestead and museum – Just north of Hjo you will find the 200-year-old semi-detached house with museum objects from the area




Hjo Bowling bowling and gambeling hall in Hjo

Outside gym in the park challange each other

Hökensås GK golfcourse with a view of Vättern

Brevikens golf – golf course next to Lake Vättern just north of Hjo

Högaliden – Orienteering, hiking and cycling in beautiful nature

Hjo Action Park – At Guldkroksvallen you will find football pitches, a running track, a skate park / action park and a beach volleyball court with a volleyball net and goals for football.

 Sanna Friluftsområde – Sanna Friluftsområde is located in central Hjo. Here you can take the opportunity to take a walk or go out and run a few laps around the track which is 1.2 kilometers long.



Spa for Hjo Relax, Pool & Spa treatment

The city park – Perfect for walks right by lake Vättern and a lot of nature and architecture

Bicycle rental – If you want to get around without the car in and around Hjo, you can rent a bicycle for your holiday.



The steamboat S/S Trafik – One of Swedens oldest steamboats

Charterfiske – Trolling on lake Vättern

Floatsauna by the pier

Paddle SUP on Lake Vättern – Rent SUP with or without an instructor and see the city from the water



Almnäs bruk – One of Sweden biggest ecological farm, also our wholesale of cheese for dessert in the restaurant

Maplerock RanchWesternriding and free range cattle, also our wholesale of beef in the restaurant

Grevbäcks Gård – Ecological pigfarm, also our wholesale of pork in the restaurant

Bisonfarmen i Gate Here you can go on bison-safari and visit their own farmshop

Vätternsparris – Go and pick your own white asparagus or just let yourself be inspired by the committed Benhard. (Also our wholesaler of white asparagus in the restaurant)



Tivedens nationalpark nationalpark with nice walking trails, birdwatching and fishing

Hökensås naturreservat nationalpark with nice walking trails, lakes and fishing

Rävafallet a magical waterfall in the middle of the forest

Grebbans kvarn an old mill with beautiful sorroundings

Nature by the stream in Hjo watch the trouts play in the fall

Lake Mullsjön – If you think Vättern is to cold, this is a warmer option

Hornborgarsjön watch the cranes dance and observe a range of other birds

Sport fishing at Hökensås – Fishing with a fly, casting rod or angling in the lakes at Hökensås nature reserve



Experimenthuset in Hjo stadspark – Fun and challenging experiments for young and old in Socialitetshuset from 1878

Göta Kanal – Watch the locks in Forsvik

Icecream-Safari – Visit Österhagenglass, Gula paviljongen and Moster Elins to taste  Hjo’s own icecream

Skara sommarland an amusmentpark for both big and small

Guldkroksbadet – Outside pool owned by the city

Stella’s playland Inside playground for the children

Arena – inside pools with aventurespools among other things in Skövde.