One of the most visited attractions around Åsnen is the old ironworks and manor house setting at Huseby Bruk. Its origins go back a long way, and in the 17th century one king’s son established an ironworks here. The estate developed over the centuries with large holdings and a fantastic park and garden. In the centre is a stately manor house, known as the Castle. Today, Huseby offers exciting exhibitions, a colourful park and garden, shop, café and restaurant. Huseby Bruk is open every day during the summer.
Here you get tips on bike rides and places to visit when you rent your e-bike from Huseby Bruk!
Fjordrundan is a signposted cycleway that follows Skatelövs Fjord in the northern part of the Åsnen area. This trail offers a combination of culture, nature and local goodies! The trail is about 32 km and is signposted at junctions. The signposts will guide you around the trail, as well as on a short extra tour of Grimslöv village. The trail follows minor asphalt roads through varied surroundings. A short section of the trail is on a gravel road.
Trollberget is the western entrance to Åsnen National Park. A large part of the trail from Huseby is car-free, as you’ll cycle on part of Banvallsleden trail that follows the western side of Lake Åsnen – a beautiful ride alongside the water! Trollberget offers a number of hiking trails, including one especially for children. There’s also a jetty and shelter as well as a barbecue area with tables and benches for picnics!
From Huseby it’s about 20 km one way to Trollberget, about 13 km of which is on a car-free cycleway with a gravel surface.
At Farmors Gårdsbod you’ll find lots of local goodies with food craft from 25 local producers! Don’t miss the tasting tray with five different flavours of locally produced ice cream during summer weekends. You’ll also find freshly harvested berries, flowers and local handicrafts. It’s a 3.6 km cycle ride from Huseby on small asphalt roads. From Huseby car park, cycle to the left towards Grimslöv.
Just over 5 km from Huseby Bruk is Blodberget (Blood Mountain). It’s the perfect place for a break and to look out over the magnificent view of Skatelövs Fjord. According to legend, the place has a bloody past, which you can read about in the story cabinet. Setting out from Huseby, cycle north through the site of the old ironworks and and follow the signs for Fjordrundan. The route to Blodberget is a mix of asphalt and gravel roads.
You can take the 123 bus directly to Huseby, which stops right next to the entrance area. here you’ll find timetables. If you are arriving by bus from Växjö, for example, one tip is to cycle to Urshult’s Camping, walk down to the village and take the 361 or 840 bus via Tingsryd back to Växjö. Here you will find Public transport’s journey planner.