Karlskrona Travel Guide

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    City View, Karlskrona, SE
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    Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
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Karlskrona Things to Do

  • Marina Museum

    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...

  • Look for signposts on buildings

    While going around in the Naval city have a look for sign posts on buildings. They will tell you what the building was used for and by this give you a better understanding of the whole town.

  • Glass Blowing (Kosta Boda)

    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...

  • Ericsson

    If u r developer or from Telecommunication field....this is place for you...Its Ericsson office in Karlskrona

  • City View

    This is place from where you can have almost full view of the Karlskrona City...Looks nice at nite !

  • Blekinge Tekniska Hogskolan (BTH)

    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...

  • Town Square

    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...

  • Fredrikskyrkan

    The Fredrick Church is one of the most recognisable buildings in the town. Work started on it in 1720 and was completed in 1744.

  • Sail Weekend

    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...


Karlskrona Hotels

  • Clarion Collection Hotel Carlscrona

    Skeppsbrokajen, Karlskrona, 37133, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Scandic Karlskrona

    Skeppsgossegatan 2, Karlskrona, 37136, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Conrad

    Kopmansgatan 12, Karlskrona, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Karlskrona Restaurants

  • Systrarna Lindkvists Café

    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...

  • Unfortunately I don't remember...

    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...

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Karlskrona Nightlife

  • O'Learys Sports Bar

    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...

  • Fox and Anchor

    This is a new bar (opened January 2003) in the old 'K' Club building. Only been there once so far and to be honest, it was all a bit blurry. I do know we stayed in there for a while and even paid a second visit there on the same night, so it can't have been that bad.

  • Wish I´d remember the name of...

    Wish I´d remember the name of the place... It was a summer restaurant in the park close to the youth hostel we we´re staying... If anyone reading this remembers, do refresh my memory :)Me on the left and a few girls from the class...


Karlskrona Transportation

  • Kustpilen (Train in Karlskrona)

    More info at www.kuspilen.seFor booking you can have look at www.sj.se and www.resplus.se which provides information in English also !

  • Ferry from Gdynia

    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...

  • Train

    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...


Karlskrona Shopping

  • Nice organic and fair trade clothes!

    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...

  • Cheap Food Shop in Karlskrona City

    Food shop Milk,rice,chicken,cola,bread,vegetables,spices,ice cream.................................................................. :-)) 100 SEK per visit

  • Not Too Good for Shopping..Limited...

    Laptops and Camera are bit cheap.But you dont get much variety of electronic goods.Only 2 or 3 brands are available and limited models are available. OnOff at Amiralen KarlskronaExpert at Karlskrona CentrumEl-Giganten at Amiralen Centrum Depends on Product


Karlskrona Local Customs

  • Graduation Day

    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.

  • Learn to say Hej !

    One of the best way to know Swedish culture is to learn Swedish Language.Swedish people use 'Hej' (pronounced as Heyyyyy) to greet each other..You can join Swedish for foreign students course at BTH Karlskrona.

  • Julbord (Christmas Meal)

    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,...


Karlskrona Tourist Traps

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    by ratherton Written Oct 14, 2003

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    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.

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Karlskrona What to Pack

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    by nickenyfiken Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.

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Karlskrona Off The Beaten Path

  • Utklippan - a beautiful...

    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...

  • Aspo

    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...

  • Meet people from all over the World at...

    Meet people from all over the World at BTH University.Education at BTH is truely INTERNATIONALIZATION !Come and enjoy different culture,people,rules,traditions,festivals,food...


Karlskrona Favorites

  • Garden of Sweden

    Blekinge is known as Garden of Sweden.You will find lot of lush green Gardens in the Karlskrona City. Blue Baltic Sea View from Bergasa to Marieberg RoadView of dark blue Sea from BTH libraryView ( from my rooms window) of Children playing in the garden at Kungsmarksvagen

  • Frederikskyrkan

    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 side

  • Here too the main attraction...

    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...


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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    I wanted to visit this town so bad. They kept advertising ferries from Gdynia, but I didn't go, 'cuz I didn't trust the ads, or the promotions. The price seemed too good to be true. I later checked online and found that the prices are legit, and I've had the urge to visit this town ever since. I'll just hit it when I do a trip to Sweden.

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