In the dense forests of Småland in southern Sweden is Hestraviken Hotel, with a wonderful view of lake Algustorpasjön and the River Nissan running through its grounds. Its beautiful garden, small red timbered houses and the splendid yellow manor dating back to the early 1900 make it perfectly idyllic. Johan Hellström is the third generation in the family that manages the place. “This was originally a place where people came for recreation – to breathe fresh air and row on the lake,” he explains. Hestraviken is still very popular amongst guests who wish to spend time outdoors, and there are plenty of activities to choose from,” says Hellström.