urban area in Värnamo Municipality, Sweden
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Värnamo is a city in Småland with just above 18,000 inhabitants. 33,000 people live in Värnamo kommun, the municipality.


Värnamo Town Square.

Värnamo is by the river Lagan, a short distance from its mouth into lake Vidöstern. It is in the historical region Finnveden, one of the "small countries" which make up today's Småland. During the middle ages Värnamo grew into a political and economic centre of the area. It is the second largest city in Jönköping County, after Jönköping itself.

Get inEdit

The closest airports are Jönköping Airport and Växjö airport, which are about 70 km (43 mi) from Värnamo.

Some of Swebus' tours between Stockholm and Malmö stop in Värnamo. JLT operate the regional public transport which connect Värnamo with most of the nearby cities.

Krösatågen railway connecting Jönköping with Växjö stop in Värnamo. So do the trains connecting Nässjö with Helsingborg. The national train company SJ operate a railway between Gothenburg Karlskrona and Kalmar which stops in Värnamo. Södra stambanan, connecting Malmö with Stockholm, stop in nearby stations Alvesta and Nässjö. From these you can continue to Värnamo by a regional train or bus.

Värnamo is at the intersection between the national highway E4, carrying traffic north to Stockholm and all the way to Tornio and south to Halmstad, and route 27 which carry traffic between Gothenburg and Karlskrona. Route 127 connects Värnamo with Vetlanda, and route 153 with Varberg.

Get aroundEdit

Being relatively small, it is easy to cover central Värnamo by foot or bicycle. The public transport in Värnamo is close to non-existent, as the local bus network is constituted by a single bus line.


A tarn in Store Mosse National Park.
  • 1 Store Mosse National Park (17 km (11 mi) north west of Värnamo). A national park and the largest morass in Sweden outside of Norrland. It has a rich bird life, with several bird towers and lookouts, and a 40 km (25 mi) hike. Naturum is a nearby visitors centre providing information about the local geology, flora fauna and cultural history, with exhibitions and activities for young and old.    
  • Vandalorum, Skulpturvägen 2, +46 370-30 22 00, . A museum of contemporary art and design.
  • Miliseum, Artillerigatan 14, SE-568 30 Skillingaryd (14 km S of Vaggeryd), +46 370-67 89 50. Tu-F 10:00-15:00, Sa 10:00-14:00, Su (July only) 10:00-14:00. A museum about the local regiment, with heritage back to the 17th century Swedish Empire. The museum tells about the life of soldiers serving in the National Army System and their families, together with the operations of military engineers units. Adult 60 kr, youth 13-18 20 kr, child free.


High Chaparral Wild West Show






Go nextEdit

Routes through Värnamo
HelsingborgLjungby  S   N  JönköpingStockholm
MarkarydLjungby  S   N  VaggerydJönköping

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