Almost halfway between Stockholm and Malmö, along Sweden’s southeastern coastline, Västervik stands a mile east of the main E22 coastal route. It is very much a seafaring town surrounded by inlets, islands and watery landscapes. The rocks and waterways around here are a renowned location for fishing. Anglers from all over Europe are attracted to fish around Västervik, for pike, trout and perch in particular. The area’s granite cliffs are also an internationally renowned venue for the new sport of bouldering.