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Västervik

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Västervik is a city in the traditional province of Småland, Sweden, and the seat of Västervik Municipality in Kalmar County. It has a population of 20,694 (2005).

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Västervik is served by eight trains daily to/from Linköping, where it is possible to change trains to/from Stockholm and Copenhagen. The travel time between Linköping and Västervik is about 1 hour 50 min. During the summer season it is also possible to travel by narrow gauge trains between Västervik and Hultsfred, where it is possible to change trains to/from Kalmar and Vimmerby.

By Ferry[edit]

Västervik's harbour Lucerna is served by ferries to/from Visby (Gotland) during the summer operated by Destination Gotland. The crossing to Gotland takes about 2 hour 30 min.

By Bus[edit]

There are 2 - 3 daily direct buses connecting Västervik and Stockholm. The travel time by bus between Stockholm and Västervik is a bit more than 4 hours. There are also buses operated by the county (Kalmar länstrafik) to Kalmar. These buses leave hourly and the travel time between Västervik and Kalmar are about 2 hours 30 min.

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Västervik's airport does not have any scheduled flights but is open to private aircraft. The closest airport with scheduled flights is Linköping airport.

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Getting around in the centre is best done by foot.

Local buses are run by Kalmar Länstrafik. Line 1 runs from Örbäcken via the train station to Gertrudsvik from 05.30 am to 10.30 am (Friday and Saturday nights until after midnight). Line 2 runs from the train station to Gunnebo from 7 am to 7 pm (no Sunday service). During the summer line 5 runs from the train station to camping resort Västervik Resort and also connect to Lucerna harbour when there are ferries to/from Visby (Gotland).

Municipial ferries operate year round to/from Gränsö, Östra Skälö/Åldersbäck, Klintemåla och Horns Udde. Non-residents should pre-book their journey one day ahead by calling 0490-910 19 (Gränsö) or 070-444 57 08 (other destinations). During the summer there are regular ferries to Hasselö and Idö which need no pre-booking.

Taxis are available day and night.

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Båtmansstugorna Båtmansgränd no. 6, old wooden residence houses. Church of S:t Gertrud Västervik's oldest church still in use. Stegeholms castle ruin

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