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    This Royal Castle was one of the most important strongholds in the Kingdom. Time after time, during the whole of the Middle Ages and up to the 17th Century, it was the scene of battles and sieges and of destruction and reconstruction. Swedes and Danes have by turn held the Castle and kings and princes held court in its halls.The original castle was...

  • Eketorp´s castle.

    They had an excavating between 1964-1974. 1974 they started to rebuild this castle with an old method from this time. 1984 was the museum founded and Carl XVI Gustaf was there and cut the rope. This palace has museum, café and shop. During the summer you can come here and see how people lived, worked and many things like that. Dont bring your dogs...

  • Go in an Island Car Trip!!

    The best way to see the Island.. no, better, to feel it wonders, is to get in your car and hit the road in a big island tour. By keeping the coast road, you will find how exciting one simple trip can get. On your right side, the Baltic Sea will cover a very rocky shore, along of which spots are being settled for you to stop and have a picnic, drink...

  • Watch the funny cows on the west coast.

    When you travel as I did from the north of Öland along the coast you will meet these beautiful creatures. You have to respect them and drive slowly so you dont scare them. But they are very nice to look at on the western coast. The good thing is that doesnt cost anything.


    ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY OF THE VIKING ISLAND OF ÖLAND.These tours were specifically designed for bicycle, hostiry and nature lovers! This Swedish Baltic island is characterized by a sunny microclimate and a unique, mostly flat, landscape. There are seaside cliffs and deep forests, vast inhabited steppes of the ALVARET and the southern part is in...

  • Kalmar

    When you come to Öland, just before crossing the bridge, if you are not swiming or coming by boat or plane... well who knows... you will find the town Kalmar on the mainland. This Is a very nice town for some shopping or eating out. There is also a castle and a few museums worth taking a look at in Kalmar...

  • Eketorps fornborg

    Eketorpsborg is a reconstruction of a fortress from the iron and Middle age At that time the fortress was used to protect people living in the area during war times. There is also a museum inside the fortress displayingthe most important finds from the excavations of the area.

  • Långe Jan light house in Ottenby

    At the very southern tip of the island you will find Ottenby and the 40 meter high light house Långe Jan. Climb the 197 steps and have a wonderful view of this bird and seal paradise. Here is one of the most famous bird observatories in Sweden. A visit to Naturrum which has a nice permanent exibition around birds and wild life is also worth wile.


    The fire is blazing in the glassworks ovens as it has done for Centureis and, boy, is that fabulous to see!Several of the world's most famous glassworks lie within a short distance of each other in the area between NYBRO and Växjö, Orrefors, Kosta, Boda and Lindshammar, to list a few....Visitors are welcome year round to shop in the crystal shops...


    wHEN IN LAND in JUNE, you shouldn't miss the SOLLIDEN DAY which special day is held each year in June in front of the SOLLIDEN VILLA.In the photograph you can see His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf with his daughter CROWNPRINCESS VICTORIA.The Royal family also joins the activities on Solliden day and on this day the ÖLANDER OF THE YEAR is chosen by...

  • SOLLIDEN.....

    This wonderful, fairytale castle is the ROYAL SUMMER RESIDENCE...None other than VICTORIA, of German dynasty, gave orders to have SOLLIDEN built on the advice of her personal physician Axel Munthe.At that moment she was crown princess, 40 years of age and periodically suffering of serious bronchial problems.The idea came about during a sailing trip...

  • OTTENBY....

    Ottenby Nature Reserve has a lot on offer for the tourists who are so lucky to have chosen the island of Öland for a holiday!This UNESCO HERITAGE SITE is a paradise for birds.....there are many sheep : haymaking and grazing are essential for the rich FLORA & FAUNA.....There is the OTTENBY WOOD (lund) which is the largest continuous deciduous...


    The whole southern part of ?LAND is in the UNESCO LIST OF HERITAGE SITES because it is so very special!(NOTE: Sweden has 12 areas that have already been added to the list!)The UPPSALA UNIVERITY'S ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH STATION is THE GATEWAY TO THE ALVAR PLAIN.Here many activities take place and these are for the general public and for everyone...


    This is the Lighthouse in the most Southern part of the Island.It can be climbed which is very worthwhile because of the view......There is a lovely restaurant where you can have a drink and cakes or little snacks....There are people who cycle to the lighthouses, but it is wonderful to drive from Långe Jan in the south to Långe Erik in the north of...


    This was Öland's first fortress in 300 A.D..For years on end excavations have been going on here. Everyone is very welcome at this historical place in the South of Öland.There is a special brochure which will make it easy for you to find your own way through the fort, but...there are also guided tours and STAFF is always there to answer to your...


    The characteristics that distinguish Öland from other parts of Sweden include the BED-ROCK, bare limestone fields, the lime-rich soil, the groves and the rich bird and insect life.Öland first saw light appr. 12,000 years ago. The landscape that greets visitors today has, over time, been weathered by wind and rain. It has been marked by people and...


    Driving to the most northern point of ÖLAND you will find this wonderful lighthouse.It is very worthwhile climbing it because the view over land and sea is overwhelming.Open: end of May - end of June from 11AM - 4PMend of June - about 8th August from 10AM - 6PMfrom 9th August - end of August from 11 AM - 4PM.There is a restaurant where we had nice...


    The small village of Himmelsberga lies somewhat off the beaten track and is therefore still as is used to be in older times....the village as a whole is a UNESCO heritage site and the whole village is THE museum.It consists of: Norrgården, The Coffee House (which once was a small farm), Karls Olsgården, a Butik (shop) The Archives, the Boat House,...


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    Deilicous food: fresh from the sea.....what more could one wish for, I wonder.....Fish, salad buffets, dinner á-la-carte and drinks, wonderfully varied array of drinks....You will like it here as I did.....

  • Pizzabuffé in Löttorp.

    Here they have pizza buffé between 17.00-20.00 for 75 SEK. It was many types of pizzas and it was really good. I can ensure everybody that you will love this pizza buffé and you can eat as much as you want. Just take your plate and fill it with more pieces of pizza. Pizza. I havent tried anything else from this restaurant yet.

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  • Post cards.

    You find post cards all over Öland and that is something to buy of course. You can get a beautiful memory from this little island with a pretty beautiful post card and at the same time you can send to your family and relatives. They will be so happy when they receive the post card you bought in Öland. Post cards for your friends and family. And of...

  • Here you can find what you need.

    This shop sells all kind of important things you need as a tourist. What you need. If you want to have abarbeque you can buy matches and sausages here. Or if you shall make your breakfast. The shop sells everything yuo need.

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    by Dizzyhead Written Apr 6, 2010

    There are so many books written about Öland, and usually a lot beautiful pictures. I recommend you to buy one when you are visiting this island. I found this one in the library.

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