Kalmar Län Travel Guide

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Kalmar

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Öland

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Västervik

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Oskarshamn

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Vimmerby

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Borgholm

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Målerås

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Öland

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Nybro

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Blå Jungfrun Nationalpark

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Grönhögen

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Eketorp

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Rumskulla

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Ottenby

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Norra Kvill National Park

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Målilla

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Ljungby

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Gråborg

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Gamleby

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Byxelkrok

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Södra Vi

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Kalmar

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  • Stortorget

    Kalmar Things to Do

    This large and well managed place, having in the center, in evidence, the church, is surrounded by several beautiful buildings, composing an harmonious ensemble. The pavement was renovated in 2003, however, the ladies in our group didn't feel very comfortable...

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  • Clarion Collection Packhuset

    Kalmar Hotels

    Skeppsbrogatan 26 (formerly Comfort Hotel), Kalmar 392 31, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Kalmar Slott

    Kalmar Things to Do

    I had planned to Kalmar the visit of the castle, referred in my guide as an impressive construction from the 12th century, rebuilt in the 16th to transform it in a palace. Bad luck, we arrived too late, and only could admire it from outside. Even in the dusk, however, we could notice the strength of the fortification and the harmony of the whole.

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Öland

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    Gråborg

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 12, 2002

    The greatest ancient fortress on Öland. The wall is 4-7 m high and the area is 210 x 160 m.
    This was probably a mearchant place, perhaps in combination with administration.
    There are not so much to see at the location, but if you have interest in old fortresses, well then you have to go here. I liked it.
    See my Gråborg-pages.

    Gr��borg, the greatest ancient fortress.

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Västervik

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  • Country station house

    Västervik Restaurants

    This restaurang has managed to survive almost in the middle of nowhere and become so successful it is in most Swedish food guides thanks to its food. The restaurant is in the old wooden station house at Fårhult which is along the narrow gauge railway between Västervik and Hultsfred - a tourist attraction in itself. If you arrive by train, the...

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  • CENTRALHOTELLET

    Västervik Hotels

    Brunnsgatan 23, Vastervik, 59322, SE

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Song Festival

    Västervik Local Customs

    In mid July the town is absolutely packed as people come to experience the Song Festival founded by one of ABBA Björn's local friends. Bring your acoustic guitar and join the crowds outside the fortress, or better still, buy tickets for inside. Most artists sing in Swedish but they are good ones and the spirit is high! There are long gone plans to...

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Oskarshamn

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  • The Döderhultar museum and the Museum of...

    Oskarshamn Things to Do

    The Döderhultar museum is located in Forum, where you'll also find the library and the tourist information.Döderhultaren was a bit of an original living in Oskarshamn during the second half of the 19th century (1868-1925). He carved small wooden figures and sets of wooden figures. Many of these can be seen in the museum.In Forum, jsut next to teh...

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  • Comfort Hotel Homehotel Post

    Oskarshamn Hotels

    Stora Torget, , Oskarshamn, Kalmar Län 572 31

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Pub Krakan

    Oskarshamn Nightlife

    A good place to just chill out and relax with a few beers. Good food too...As with most bars in Sweden though, the beers are pretty expensive so if you're going out for the long haul, get a few in you pregame...

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Vimmerby

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  • Astrid Lindgrengaarden

    Vimmerby Things to Do

    Adjacent to ALV is a former barn which for Astrid's 90th birthday was converted to an exhibition hall, showing her works and telling you about her personality and life, sometimes with the help of art or people who knew her. There are both temporary and permanent exhibitions. The page below is mainly in Swedish but there is info on the ALV page too.

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  • Soedra Vi

    Vimmerby Off The Beaten Path

    Soedra Vi is a village north of Vimmerby where I happen to have relatives, but also where you can go to see a nice church and a former spa park. Today the park is used for all sorts of gatherings and also houses a local agricultural museum. You can see a couple of more pictures on my Södra Vi page.

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Borgholm

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  • Trollskogen (The Trolls Forest)

    Borgholm Things to Do

    A forest of trollboks (sub-specie of the beach tree) . The spiral beech (vresbok ) trees grow amongst the straight and tall beach trees and tall oaks. Walking paths and beautiful views. On Trollskogen they say that one night the trolls had arrived here and in frenzy they twirled these trees for fun or folly. In the Scandinavian mythology the trolls...

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  • The Palace of Soliden

    Borgholm Things to Do

    Solliden, an Italian-styled white palace, built by Queen Victoria of Sweden in 1903-06, is still used as a summer residence by the Swedish Royal Family.Queen Victoria commissioned Solliden´s extensive gardens and parkland, which are considered by many to be the finest in Sweden.Exhibitions on a royal theme are housed in the new pavilion, where you...

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  • Visit Borghom Castle

    Borgholm Things to Do

    The site of a castle originally built in 1572 and destroyed by fire in 1806.Borgholm Castle is one of the most well-known buildings in Sweden and reflects nearly one thousand years of different architectural styles and construction methods

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Målerås

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  • Målåras Hytta: exquisite glass gifts

    Målerås Shopping

    Målerås was a surprise to me. Yes, I have seen their objects in the information brochure but to see them three-dimensional and to touch them made me aware how much the glass masters actually invent new techniques. The ones at Målerås have invented the one to cast the molten glass into molds which have been made based on drawings for the desired...

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  • Målåras Hytta, special glass techniques

    Målerås Things to Do

    At Målerås, they have developed a new technique with glass. Instead of only blowing objects, they cast three-dimensional objects and engrave these. The result is quite beautiful artwork, although one must like it because it might appear a bit kitschy. Nevertheless, it is art and from the process, it is more hand work involved due to the engraving...

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Öland

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    Gråborg

    by El_Sueco Updated Nov 12, 2002

    The greatest ancient fortress on Öland. The wall is 4-7 m high and the area is 210 x 160 m.
    This was probably a mearchant place, perhaps in combination with administration.
    There are not so much to see at the location, but if you have interest in old fortresses, well then you have to go here. I liked it.
    See my Gråborg-pages.

    Gr��borg, the greatest ancient fortress.

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Nybro

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    Pukeberg, finest glass lamps

    by Trekki Updated Aug 12, 2013

    Pukeberg is famous for lamps and for colourful utility glass. They also do little glass objects like animals (small, approx. 5 cm), vases, transparent utility glass and much more. Have a look at their website to get ideas of what to expect. It was the first glass factory and shop I visited during my 3 days stay in the region because it was the one farthest from my accommodation at Bergdala. Somehow I wasn’t tempted to purchase goods already because I knew that I would get Bergdala and Kosta items. Now, in retrospective, I wish I had bought at least some of these cute glass fruit. Ok, next time.

    Directions:
    Pukeberg Hytta is located east of Växjo in the outskits of Nybro city. From Växjö, drive road 25 eastward until Nybro, follow the signs for Kalmar until you see the sign for Pukeberg Glass Bruk. From the exit, it is less than 1 km on the right side of the road.

    Location of Pukeberg on Google Maps.

    © Ingrid D., April 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)

    Pukeberg glass art Pukeberg glass art Pukeberg glass factory
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Eketorp

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    Visit Eketorp ancient fortress!

    by El_Sueco Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: The museum outside the fortress is nice and clearly made. There are guided tours in the fortress - in which I recommend you to participate.

    The fortress is beautifully situated.
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Rumskulla

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  • Café the great wide open

    Rumskulla Restaurants

    Rumskulla is a very small place with only about 1000 inhabitants so don't expect to find a nice restaurant or anything like that in the village. There is however a very nice, pittoresque little small-town store in which you can buy some bread, cheese, something to drink etc and have a picnic with it.

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  • Gibberyd, home of Emil in Lönneberga

    Rumskulla Things to Do

    Astrid Lindgren, the world-famous children's books author was born in Vimmerby and the films about Emil in Lönneberga was filmed in Gibberyd in Rumskulla Parish in 1972. The houses of "Katthult" (=Gibberyd) still stands as they did in the movie. You can see all the buildings and really relive the films.(And as an extra twist this was the village in...

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  • The Kville Oak

    Rumskulla Things to Do

    The Kville Oak, on the lands of Northern Kvill national park is the oldest tree in Sweden, and probably in all of northern Europe. It saw the light of day around 1000 AD, when the Vikings just was about to end their reign over the lands. It was used as a tool-shed by farmers in the area already in the 16th century, due to it being hollow already...

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Norra Kvill National Park

  • Idgölen

    Norra Kvill National Park Things to Do

    The tiny forest lake in the middle of the park is the most popular destination. You can walk from the car park to the lake and then either turn around OR walk around the entire lake depending on time and stamina (although it isn't a hard walk and it is signposted). The intro page shows the planks you walk on for parts of the route. If you are lucky...

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  • Walking

    Norra Kvill National Park Transportation

    Walking is the only way to see the park. From the car park there is a path by the main entrance, which takes you to the lake and then around it if you care to go on. The paths are clearly marked but still very much forest paths, which means you will have to keep your eyes out for rocks, root systems and such here and there.

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  • Lose trees and rocks

    Norra Kvill National Park Warnings and Dangers

    Norra Kvill IS a national park and therefore, it is kept as wild as possible and most trees are left to decay in their natural way. This means that even along the paths, you will sometimes have to walk around a huge tree even though then of course it will have been checked by the foresters and considered safe to tackle. Having said that, the 8...

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