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Bolmsö Church.

Bolmsö is an island located in lake Bolmen near Växjö in Småland. It had 382 inhabitants in 1998.

It presents 530 ancient remains, including dolmens and cobble-clad graves in various forms, especially large triangular ones. The dominating graves are large barrows from the Iron Age with the addition of stelae, stone circles and a large stone ship. A farm with the name Hof reveals that it was once a pagan blót temple (see Temple at Uppsala).

In the Hervarar saga, it is related that Arngrim and his twelve wild sons, who fought against Hjalmar, lived on Bólmr and it is believed to refer to Bolmsö. The identification is supported by Saxo Grammaticus who described Arngrim as a Swedish berserker. Although, according to the later versions, H and U, of Hervarar saga, it was the island Bolm in Hålogaland).

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Logo för Nordisk familjeboks uggleupplaga.png This article contains content from the Owl Edition of Nordisk familjebok, a Swedish encyclopedia published between 1904 and 1926 now in public domain.

Coordinates: 56°57′43″N 13°44′01″E / 56.96194°N 13.73361°E / 56.96194; 13.73361


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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Bolmsö is an island in Småland.

Get in

By car

Get around

By car

See

Lots of lovely walks. Also the church at the northern end of the island is lovely

  • Lots of camping opportunities on the island
  • Anna's Bed and Breakfast - a wonderful lovely little B&B run by a retired couple just off the island. To get to it, take the ferry from Bolmsö to Sunnaryd (free) and then turn right off the main road after 1km, Anna's B&B is on your left after 1km. 6 beds available, tel +46 70 308 7898
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