Trosa is a cosy, picturesque town that every year ends up high on lists of Sweden’s most attractive towns and most popular visitor destinations. The delightful location close to the archipelago and the walks along the beautiful Trosa River are frequently mentioned as excursion tips for the summer. However, Trosa is a living district that offers service, retail, food, accommodation, events and leisure activities all year round!
Handicraft and good food all year roundDid you know that the town’s bookshop, at 125 years of age, is one of the oldest in Sweden? Local crafts can also be found at the KhviT Craft Association, with its shop alongside the cobbled street. The artisans themselves run the shop and you can take a little piece of handmade Sörmland home with you. You are welcome to shop here, even in December.
Many renowned restaurants can be found in Trosa, offering top-class food from a range of cuisines and serving all year round. There is a wide freedom of choice in Trosa. Really, it is only once the ice takes hold that some harbour restaurants take a winter break. But by all means take the beautiful riverside walk up to the centre, which is just as lovely in every season. The majority of the restaurants can be found on the way, and these are open both for lunch and evening meals.
There are several bakeries in Trosa, where you can buy fresh bread all year round. Or why not stop off upstairs at Visthuset and sample a glass of wine in February? Perhaps an open sandwich at Två Små Svin might be just what you want on a bleak Sunday in November?
At the entrance to Trosa you will find Gallerian Trosaporten, where a health store, skincare store, clothing store, electronics store and a florist are open to everyone all year round.
Christmas holiday in Trosa
Trosa municipality has many options for various kinds of overnight stay. Are you looking for a design hotel, or a more classic town hotel? Naturally open over both Christmas and New Year.
During the Christmas holiday, torches are lit along the Trosa River, from the square and right down as far as the harbour. A magical walk, with the light from the torches illuminating the route and the rows of turn-of-the-century houses. What could be more fabulous than that? Or more beautifully wintry.
Large offering in the municipality
There is an active centre in Vagnhärad, with shops, a pizzeria, grocery store, flea market and hairdressers. At Vagnhärad Saker & Ting, you can buy presents or something nice to take home. Immediately before the exit for Vagnhärad can be found Trosa Möbler and the NA Woody builders’ merchants, while at Hulo you can find everything and more besides. In fact, the shop actually has its own textile printing works. Of course, Hulo is open all year round.
Just outside Vagnhärad, you will find Bomp Design, with furnishings for both indoors and outdoors. In the smaller districts of Västerljung and Sund there are restaurants, farm shops and hotel businesses. Here, you will find the small Sund Nergården hotel, with its world-class cuisine, as well as Wappersta Farm, with its fine organic products and organic meat – good for both the body and the soul.
At Bergs Farm in Västerljung, you can stay, have a coffee and have a good meal. As well as buying locally produced organic meat. Not to mention mountain biking on well-managed MTB tracks. Everything is open all year round.
In fact, perhaps Trosa municipality’s slogan should be changed. After all, the end of the world is so much more than just a summer town – Trosa is open all year round.