A very good museum is the Marina Museum in Karlskrona. It gives information on all aspects of civil and military sailing and boating. You will see boats, ships and get information on the life on boats. There is even a tunel with windows into the sea below the museum. I enjoyed my stay very much and spent quite some time there.AdmissionWinter season...more
You need to hire a car for this and drive north into Småland where you will find the heart of the Swedish glass industry. Kosta Boda is one of a number of glass factories in the area. They were originally located in the forests so they were close to an unlimited supply of fuel to power the ovens. At Kosta Boda, you can watch demonstrations of glass...more
Our motto is Quality and Concern. The training and education offered at the Institute are of a high quality by both national and international standards. We also make high demands on our staff when it comes to knowledge and expertise.Students are assured of individual attention from teaching staff thanks to the small size of our groups. The lines...more
The Town Square is the focal point for the town on the highest point on Trossö surrounded by symbols of religion and law (not to mention a couple of bars). In the middle is a statue of King Karl XI. The square is one of the largest in Northern Europe, I read somewhere that only Red Sqaure in Moscow is bigger but I can't believe that.At the weekends...more
One weekend every summer is the annual Sail Weekend in Karlskrona. Basically a load of boats come to town and there is some other entertainments going on around the harbour. If you are into boats and things like that and in the area when it's on, check it out. The picture is from Sail 2003. It's a Russian sail ship, apparently its the biggest of...more
Skeppsbrokajen, Karlskrona, 37133, Sweden
Good for: Solo
Skeppsgossegatan 2, Karlskrona, 37136, Sweden
Good for: Couples
Landbrogatan 1, Karlskrona, 37134, Sweden
Good for: Couples
This is a small, cheap and cosy café (not a restaurant) where you can eat cookies, rolls, pies, cakes and simple sandwiches and drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit-syrup, lemonade... Two old ladies own it and make all the cakes and I think eating here feels a little bit like visiting your Swedish grandmother and eat her cookies.Now (2008) this...more
Unfortunately I don't remember the name. But this on the mine old market where are many nice cafe outside (of course in the summer).Hmm I haven't spend enough time to get know more about restaurants and any places where you can eat. But in Sweden food is good and safe so any restaurant can be good. Try the ice cream. One portion is like four at...more
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If only the walls of this pub could talk !!!! At least I've for 2047 chars. We've had some fantastic nights in here, the best being the night England won 5-1 in Germany. The bar is littered with televisions showing all types of sports - football, ice hockey, horse racing, cricket, rugby etc. It is the main place to watch live sport on TV in...more
Stenaline has ferries that goes between Gdynia and Karlskrona. I haven't gone by these ferries myself, but for those interested I can recommend the website which looong address is written below in this tip. At that site you can find schedules, prizes in Polish zloty and much more information. I'm sorry this tip is not based on my personal...more
The train service to Karlskrona is fairly good. Direct links can be found to Gothenburg (4 hours 20 mins) and routes with connections can be found to Malmo and Stockholm as well as most other places in Sweden.The station is centrally located across the road from the main bus stop (it can't be described as a station). Inside the station, you'll find...more
The shop has only organic and fair trade clothes. This is great if you think sustainability matters!The prices are really good compared to organic shops in larger cities. And considering the merchandise are organic and fair trade it's really cheap.Except organic clothes LotusEco also has some organic food, re-make things, locally produced and...more
Graduation celebrations in Karlskrona (and the rest of Sweden) seem a bit strange to me. The students? families dress their cars up as trees, the students dress up and sailors and then they drive around town holding up big pictures of themselves as children. Afterwards, they all go and get drunk.more
I hate Julbords !!!! As far as I'm concerned, a Christmas meal is a big Roast Turkey, cranberry sauce and all the trimmings.A Julbord is the Swedish Christmas meal and consists of a variety of meats and fish such as pickled herring, smoked sausages and meatballs. There is also rice pudding and to drink glogg, various wines and spirits.Personally,...more
When you come here, make sure your ATM card works or you have enough Swedish Krona.
Exchanging currency is a total nightmare. The only bank I know that will do it is the Nordea bank on Ronnebygatan and then it's definitely not an easy process. Opening hours would be better described as opening minutes. The hotels may help you out but I wouldn't rely on it.
Bring clothes that suit the weather. In the summer I guess the average temperature during daytime may be somewhat above 20 centigrades, but the air is always fresh and a bit windy. If it is a sunny and warm summer it is great! (But there also exist bad ones). I would recommend going to Karlskrona during late spring or in the summer. In the autumn and winter the temperature is often somewhere around 0 centigrades and weather is often boring and dark, windy, rainy, icy, and much more seldom it is snow. Then bring good clothes. It is feeling colder than one thinks, because it is so windy.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: In the summer bring swimming clothes, because you are almost always close to somewhere where you can go simming, even in the central parts of the town.
Utklippan - a beautiful small island, the one farthest out in the achipelago. It's very small with a small lighthouse on it, and some yellow cottages where the person that looked after the lighthouse lived earlier. When I was there, there were also a lot of unusually tame seabirds flying around all the time, and you can swim in the usually pretty...more
Aspo in a small island in the Karlskrona area and you can get there on the free ferry which runs several times a day. Some people take their cars or bikes over but you can also go as a foot passenger. There ferry takes about 20 mins to get there and once on the island, you can explore the old fort or just go for a quiet walk.One word of warning, if...more
On the Stortoget is the Fredrikskyrkan. Its a major focal point when walking in the city. On one side you walk to the historical harbour side on the other side of the square are the main shopping streets (with some very nice shops indeed!).On the Stortoget are furthermore a few restaurants along the sidemore
Here too the main attraction (for me) was the nature that is in unspoiled way everywhere around you. Swimming in a lake after which some sunbathing warms you up again (the lakewater is generaly very cold). Then in the evening you gather some wood in the forest to build a fire at the waterside. Slowly the air is turning into it's magnificent red...more