Gyllene Uttern (Golden Otter) is a simply beautiful place where you will receive a warm welcome and exceptional local cuisine. It was built in the 1930’s and developed from a petrol stop and coffee shop into Sweden’s first motor hotel. Overlooking Lake Vättern this region is steeped in history, the first kings ruled from Visingsö Island in the lake long before Stockholm held court. It is a series of intriguing buildings cleverly designed to reflect the old castles of the region, and very attractive. A great place to stop on the way north. The restaurant is relaxed and beautifully designed with a remarkably successful balance of castle and breathtaking views over the lake. The food is equally spectacular.