Södermanland County

Södermanland County, Södermanlands län, is located within within the Svealand region in Sweden, east of Södertörn island and Södertälje, which belong to Stockholm County.

Nyköping
Map of Södermanland County with its municipalities

Municipalities

Other destinations

Understand

The Södermanland County was formed in 1634 and named after the traditional province of Södermanland, or Sörmland for short. Around that time, Stockholm has cemented its leading role and importance for Sweden, and thus it became a separate city, and the lands around it a separate county, Stockholm County, carved out of the traditional provinces of Södermanland and Uppland (the rest of latter became today's Uppsala County). This 17th-century administrative division proved so effective that it remained in place until today.

Södermanland has, through Lake Mälaren, later the railroads, and at present day the Skavsta Airport, been a gateway between inner Sweden and the outer world. The Industrial Revolution made cities such as Eskilstuna and Oxelösund flourish. Despite the cosmopolitan influences, most of Södermanland is still rural.

Get in

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By plane

By train

SJ provides long-distance trains that stop in Katrineholm (or you need a change in Norrköping), and regional trains that stop in Nyköping, Eskilstuna and Strängnäs.

By bus

Swebus have long-distance buses which stop in Nyköping.

Get around

By train

The SJ can in part used to travel inside Södermanland but they go mainly to and from Stockholm.

By bus

Länstrafiken handle the local buses. They go between settlements, and there are city buses inside the larger cities.

By foot

Most city centres are walkable.

See

Do

Södermanland County is mainly quiet countryside with plenty of lakes, good for outdoor life.

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