Vagnhärad is the first place you meet when you come to Trosa municipality from the E4 or by train. It is the most antiquities-rich (runestones and petroglyphs for example) area in the whole of Sörmland with ancient remains from many different time periods. This makes Vagnhärad is green and relatively sparsely populated.
Trosaån flows through Vagnhärad from lake Sillen and has a more magical character than in central Trosa. We warmly recommend that you walk the beautiful walking path called “Vagnhärad runt“.
Below you can see a rune stone found near the homestead Trostorp. Near this runestone there is also a petroglyph in the rock.
With the help of the “Runturen” app, you can find several of the area’s runestones.
Places to visit and activities in Vagnhärad
- Bomp Inredning
- Nora trädgård
- Systrarna Ute & Inne
- Sörbro Gård
- Trostorp hembygdsgård
- Trosa Vagnhärads Discgolf vid Häradsvallen
- Tullgarns slott
- Wappersta Gårdsbutik
Did you know?
Trosa was originally located near Trosaland’s church just outside Vagnhärad. Due to land elevation, the city moved to where Trosa is today. This was in the 16th century.
Vagnhärad is first mentioned as Wanghæradh in 1350.
Sund Nergården is perched on a hill next to lake Sillen. Awaiting us is something very special. A romantic idyll with genuine charm and personal hospitality. A place of kindness, sympathy, and rest.
The setting is welcoming and relaxing, with a lush garden, a pool, a spa tub, and a sauna down by the lake.
You can either stay in one of the personally decorated rooms, each with its own small patio, or in glamping tents, furnished like any luxurious hotel room, but with nature right outside your tent door.
The food is first class, and with beverages handpicked by the sommelier, our meal is a feast in every way.
Outside Vagnhärad lies the King's castle - at least one of them
Up for a royal excursion, an hour south of Stockholm? Tullgarn Palace is well worth a visit. The building is magnificent, and the apple orchards as well as the castle park overlooking the sea are open all year round.
Tullgarn Palace is situated along the road Utflyktsvägen, a few kilometres north of Trosa. From Highway E4, the road winds through green fields and majestic oaks for nearly ten kilometres before we arrive at the grand Sörmland Tullgarn Palace, just outside Vagnhärad.
The palace is one of eleven royal palaces in Sweden. Owned by the Swedish State and used by King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Wandering through the Tullgarn palace park is like taking a lush journey in time from the 17th to the 20th century. The park has centuries-old linden trees and an English park designed by Princess Sofia Albertina in the early 19th century. And well into the 20th century, there was a beautiful nursery here.
Today, Tullgarn Palace is mainly associated with King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria, who spent their summers here in the late 19th and early 20th century. As you reach the beautifully carved oak doors, you are greeted by their initials on the door.
There are guided tours of the palace Tuesday-Sunday during the summer. Read more at Tullgarn Palaces website.