Outdoor activities, lunch & coffee places and other destinations

Check the Google map (work in progress) for coffee/lunch places, activities, antik shopping etc. in Skaraborg (and a bit beyond). Let me know if you think places should be added here.

One of the best sites (and an example of pre-historic webdesign) to check activities like swimming, hiking and canoeing in Skaraborg is http://www.skaraborgsleder.se

Another site, equally old-style, is http://www.badkartan.se/ that lists (and reviews) lake and sea beaches / access points all over Sweden.

Some other (fairly random) links:

Canoe tips for around Tibro (PDF)



Antik around Snärva

See also map of vintage places on vintagekartan


  • Flea market in the old wool factory
    Every Sunday 11-15


  • Retrokällaren
    Rådmansgatan 20
    541 45 Skövde
    0709-83 85 71
    Opening times: see http://www.retrokallaren.se/
  • Östergården Antik
    S:t Sigfrids gata 9
  • Myrorna
    Salvation Army Charity Shop on lower ground floor in Commerce Shopping mall, entrance vis-a-vis Hemtex
  • Taktikcenter Skövde
    Gesällgatan 1, Skövde
    Mon & Thu: 9-17; Tue 9-19; Fri 9-15, Sat 10-14
  • Kupan
    Red Cross (Röda Korset) Charity Shop
    Tuesdays – Fridays 10-17, Sat 10-13 
  • Gengåvan Second Hand (Ericshjälpen)
    Lundenvägen 6
    Opening times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 – 18, Saturdays 10 – 14
  • Popcorn
    Bangårdsgatan 8
    Wed-Thu 12-18; Sun 12-16
  • Pantbanken (Pawn shop)
    Lögegatan 4A (behind Commerce)
    541 30 Skövde
    Tel: 0500-48 11 96
    Opening times:
    Mondays – Fridays: 11:00 – 16:00


  • HvassBo Kuriöst och Annat Löst
    Habbegården 3
    Tel. 0731 816869
    Opening times: Fleamarket Wednesdays 15-19


  • Riddarens Antikhandel
    Mariestadsvägen 2, Timmersdala, 0706747574
    Mon-Wed: 9-13; Thu 14-18; Sat 9-12


  • Nostalgihörnan
    Stora torget 4
    Opening times: Wednesdays: 16-18; Saturdays: 11-14
    Or call:
    Gerd (woman, lives above the shop): +4687106107
    Kjersti: +46705467249
  • Kihlbergs Antik
    54430 Hjo
    Tel: 073 1809748
    For opening times call:


  • Kyrkornas Hjälpande hand
    Hötorgsgatan 4
    Tel. 0511-13900
    Opening times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10-18 Sat 10-13
  • Antik & Kuriosa Hörnan
    Järnvägsgatan 12
    Specialised on ceramics, expensive but high quality stuff

Badeplätze bei / Beaches near Lidköping und Mariestad

  1. Ganz offiziell nackig baden kann man 5km östlich von Lidköping am FKK Strand Truve.
    Official nudist beach 5km east of Lidköping, at Nakenbadet Truve.
  2. Beliebter Sandstrand (und angeblich auch einsame Badebuchten) im Naturschutzgebiet Sandviken, hinter Mariestad‘s Golfplatz. Man kann auch von der Innenstadt hinwandern (ca. 7km eine Strecke).
    Popular sandy beach (and apparently even some reclusive small bays nearby) in the Nature reserve Sandviken, just behind Mariestad’s Golf course. You can even walk here from the city center.

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Vista Vänern

Costas and Ulf vid Vänern

From a viewpoint near Hällekis in the Kinnekulle aera (indicated on most tourist maps of this region) you have an amazing view overlooking the lake Vänern. It has got parking space for dozens of tourist busses but luckily I have never seen one there. There is a little kiosk with a grumpy man selling ice cream and köttbullar sandwiches.

Viewpoint near Hällekis, Vänern


20 Years ago, I collected misprints: postcards with Fehlfarben. This is not a postcard. It is a picture that I took of the best Hotel in Hjo: Hotel Bellevue. Mysteriously, a few days later I had lost all pictures on my camera’s memory card and I had to retrieve them with a recovery tool. Most of the pictures turned out being ok but some were remarkably changed. This place is well worth seeing. It’s quite a modernist landmark in this otherwise picture-perfect and quaint wooden town at the lake Vättern.

Hotel Bellevue in Hjo

Tingsholm in Moholm: Cafe, Guesthouse, Boutique

In the old tingshuset (house of justice) in Moholm, approx. 7 km from Snaerva, opened a new business with cafe, and boutique. Can be booked for groups and they apparently even have guest rooms. Check their website for opening times.

Cakes and ambiente are amazing, absolutely worth a visit!

The only drawback is the immediate surroundings. Moholm is a somewhat sad and bleak community. And the house is next to the stambanan railways and a large bridge. It all looks a bit surreal …