Close to the lighthouse is another attraction. When I was little, the island was a military area and no foreigners were allowed on it, which meant that my aunt's German husband had to be "smuggled" in when he wanted to visit. These days, nothing is secret anymore so there is a steady stream of cars down my road to the latest attraction in town: the...more
From the lighthouse you have a view straight out to the Baltic Sea and the entrance to Oxelösund harbour. This makes the light good and as the house is no longer used for seafaring aid, it has been turned into an art gallery with courses and exhibitions. You can wander around the cliffs here and have a picnic wherever you want. Even next to the...more
Actually not opened until 2007, but that's just paperwork and ceremonies. The nature has been outstanding for generations - I know! :) Partly rocky cliffs by the sea and pine forest, and partly oak forest where the ground is now grazed by sheep, there are plenty of walking trails.more
Very close to our campsite, just past the cafe, we discovered a forest walk on a cliff high above the sea with wonderful footpaths going in a circle so one couldn't really get lost. From our vantage point we could see the sea far below and even a boat or two moored to the shore, a man with a fishing rod, but generally there were very few people...more
If you don't want to travel too far, there are two places you can see nearby. Nearest to Jogerso is Oxelosund - once a ferry terminal with ferries to Poland, now a sleepy town with a commercial port, but nothing much to see. We went there once to have a meal and took the photo of the flowers. Nykopping - further from Jogerso - has much more to...more
I suppose you wouldn't choose Scandinavia for sunbathing, but for someone who doesn't like the heat of the Mediterranean and yet likes to have the sunburnt look Sweden is ideal. Every time we returned from Scandinavia we were both as brown as berries and immune to colds. At Jogerso the conditions for sunbathing were particularly good. The grassy...more
Jarntorget 8, Oxelosund, 61330, SE
In good weather you can sit on the mansion terrace seen in the picture, and look at the horses grazing below, next to the tiny sea bay. You can also see your children in the playground next to the horses. If it's cloudy, just sit in the lovely mansion itself. All the lovely cakes...blueberry, strawberry, chocolate sponge, sticky chocolate, lemon...more
Great Baltic fish dishes (the herring comes with home made mashed potato), salads, baked potato and the odd veggie dish, cakes etc. You can sit indoors but if the weather is nice you're better off outside at the end of a long pier with a marvellous harbour view across to Old Oxelösund. You are also next to the smaller guest harbour and Oxelösund...more
All sorts of Swedish cakes and cookies can be found here. You can also get a set plateful of assorted typical coffee cakes to go with your java. The cafe is in an old harbour inn and if the weather is nice you can enjoy everything outside and look at the yachts and boats below you. The assorted cakes...yummy!more
There used to be a train service when I was little and the railway is still very much in use to get iron ore to the steelworks but today you have to catch bus 715 from nearby Nyköping railway station (or bus station for that matter). This sometimes goes all the way from Skavsta airport which Ryanair uses as "Stockholm South". If you come by car, you have a motorway the 10 km from Nyköping due to the important harbour needing protection in emergencies.
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
The guest harbour has grown from a small kiosk when I was little, to a restaurant with its own veranda and outdoor dance stage. Locals come here for daily special meals and in the evening it turns into waitress service. I've had better food in town but it is OK so I sometimes come for the harbour view offered and for a bit of life from all visiting yachts from Sweden, Germany, NL and Finland in high season but during more quiet parts of summer, you will find that drunk locals frequent the restaurants more than sailors. The sailors have two guest harbours to chose from but this is the largest and the one most pick as it is closer to the centre with its shops and lets face it, most sailors only come ashore to bunker up more supplies unless they shelter from storms. Wednsday night is to be avoided as that's when the dance bands come to town and play on the outdoor stage. Imagine "I do I do I do" ten times worse and add some dancing couples and you'll see why you're better off in the Fishing harbour.
Unique Suggestions: Have a pear cider and study the talkative and cheeky seagulls and sparrows trying to steal food. Check out the huge Swiss yacht that just came in...
Fun Alternatives: Fishing harbour any day!
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.
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