ANKARET HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
Jarntorget 8, Oxelosund, 61330, SE
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Rock formations near our campsite
Cliff walk, Oxelosund
Flowers in the town square, Oxelosund
Travel Tips for Oxelösund
In the tourist office in Oxelösund you can get all help you need. Here you can get also information booklets about Oxelösund and neighbouring places. Also maps you can get for free here. You have the possibility also to use internet here for free. You dont have to pay for that.
Järntorget 7-9 in Oxelösund
Fishing and boat trips
Go fishing on board "Äspeskär". You can go on your own or in a small group and sometimes with food and drink. She also makes tours into the archipelago for people who want a day at sea or want to go swimming on the island of Beten. Fishing tack can be rented.
The locals know it but it's never that crowded as it is less central than the other seaside areas. This doesn't have huge cliffs but instead a beach, cafe (with erratic opening hours) and cottages you can rent by the bay in the Baltic Sea. The surrounding countryside is very idyllic. Follow signs from the old Nyköping-Oxelösund road.
On the Bottenviken Bay
When we saw Sweden for the first time from our ferry heading for Nynashamn, I immediately came to like the myriads of skerries at its shores. Some overgrown by wood, some just pure rock, they all had a great attraction for me. With only sandy beaches on the Polish side of the Baltic the rocky seashore looked interesting because it was different. And it was then that we decided to spend at least a few days on the Bottenviken Bay on our way back. And not just once. We have now stayed on the Bay three times, at different places. In fact, we got to the area around Nykopping that I am going to describe here on our second stay in Sweden a year later. We stayed on a campsite at Jogerso, a small seaside village just about 3 km from Oxelosund. We wanted to visit Nykopping, which is a very interesting town, but had run out of film by the time we got there so we don't have any pictures, but first of all we wanted to have a rest after the thousands of kilometres' driving across Scandinavia and to take a boat trip to the nearby archipelago with a nature reserve at Stendorren. We'd been told you could cross from island to island there by small bridges built between them. Yet, it was the second fortnight in August and there were no boats - the Swedes finish their season by mid-August, when Swedish children go back to school. Disappointed as we were, we still enjoyed our visit to Nykopping and its harbour, and the great walks on the cliffs at Jogerso.
Ice age cliffs and sun
No, the town of Oxelösund is not the most picturesque you will have seen on your travels, as it has grown around a steel mill and harbour and its 1950s centre is known as one of the ugliest in Sweden. Nevertheless, it has an Old Town and a stunning archipelago. I have spent every summer of my life on these cliffs and nowhere have I seen more shooting stars, bizarre thunder storms or odd sea vessels. It doesn't matter if you find yourself here because of the steel works or something else - you have to bond with the sea. What started as a fishing village has grown to a 10000 people town, thanks to the fact that it is the northernmost ice free harbour in the Baltic Sea. Unfortunately the town has lost the ferry to Poland but hopefully it secures another line soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the sun warm cliffs of the archipelago. You're only an hour away from Stockholm, yet without its crowds and it is easy to get here as there is a direct bus from Stockholm South Skavsta airport.
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