Several scenes in the movie based on the award-winning novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor, Stieg Larsson) were shot in central Gnesta.
You can follow Mikael Blomqvist's footsteps in Hedestad (Gnesta) and recognize buildings and scenery from the thrilling movie.
You can go biking on the small countryside roads around Gnesta.
The bicycle trail Nackrosleden is 700 kilometers long and passes by Gnesta with several stages.
Also Malardalsleden passes by Gnesta with connections to stages around lake Malaren.
From Gnesta you can bike to the Eriksgatan trail which is an other bicycle trail following the historic trail where all the ancient Kings inspected their country.
You can visit Vängsö airfield from where you can go flying by small aircrafts or learn sailflying.
This small airfield was originally a reserve field for the local air-mail traffic.
The airfield is operated by Östra Sörmlands Flygklubb who also arranges a yearly flying day in the late summer.
The Sormlandleden is an inviting trail of more than 1000 kilometers of paths covering all the region.
You can plan and walk prefferred stages in the wilderness passing by lakes, cultural and historic monuments.
In Gnesta you can go:
- on the countryside for relaxing
- swimming, canoeing, fishing and boat trips on the lake and on nearby rivers
- minigolf and golf course
- jogging on nice forest paths
- skating in wintertime
Take a trip to the outdoor museum with a gathering of typical historic buildings from the district. Frustuna hembygdsförening was founded 1936 and works with preserving the local history.
Frustuna church is situated on a small hill on the shore of Lake Frosjon.
The construction of this stone church begun in then 12th century. Since then it has been reconstructed several times.
Just opposite of the train station you can take a walk on the oldest part of the village called Gnesta hill.
On this hill the first houses in the village were built.