Karlskrona Travel Guide

  • City View, Karlskrona, SE
    City View, Karlskrona, SE
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  • Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
    Marina Museum, Karlskrona, SE
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  • Islands, Karlskrona, SE
    Islands, 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.

  • 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...

  • Marine museum

    The whole harbour and isles in them are part of big national heritage site. This museum wil show you all you want to know about ships, artefacts, history etc etc. Nice modern museum to walk through. Outside there are a few ships that can be viewed.

  • Visist the Old Naval Harbour

    There are lots of historically interesting buildings and technical constructions, such as for exampel the Polhem's dock and you can also get a glimpse of some naval boats or submarines (the Swedish submarines are very small, though). Guided walks are arranged by the tourist office at the big square. (Since the area is still in use by the Navy you...

  • The Archipelago

    It is just very beautiful. I guess some more detailed description might come later on...I'll give the description of how to get there here, since there isn't space under any other title: Boats take off from the square Fisktorget on the central island Trossö (and from the small village Torhamn) during the summer (May-August). To the bigger islands...

  • Go by dressin in the tunnel under...

    A dressin is a kind of bike which is used on railways. You can go by such ones under the central square in a tunnel which was built probably for connecting the harbour with the railway. I enjoyed this a lot when I was a kid! In the tunnel there is usually some kind of exhibition made by for example school kids, with a theme like ghosts (not too...

  • Circo Massimo

    Great circus! Great acrobats, dancers and clowns from all over the world. The Spanish clown Sousso was so terribly fun! I thought clowns were a thing mostly for children, but this one was really great. It isn't a permanent circus, shows take place in a big tent during two weeks in February every year until 2006. (During those weeks there are...

  • In Värmland the Tiveden...

    In Värmland the Tiveden National Park is a highlight in the already magnificent nature. Here is a little lake that holds the only place in Europe where the pink waterlilly still grows in the wild. In July one can enjoy the beauty of the flower. Hikes through the park can bring you to wonderfull tops of hills from where breathtaking views show you...

  • Take a walk at Björkholmen and...

    Take a walk at Björkholmen and look at the cute old houses!At the beginning (some hundred years ago), Björkholmen was an island in Karlskrona where the workers from the shipyard lived in their small houses. This photo is from around the year 1900 (it may look a bit grey and boring), but nowadays many of the small houses are still left, and they're...


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: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • First Hotel Ja

    Borgmastaregatan 13, Karlskrona 37135, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 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

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    Wish I´d remember the name of...

    by Kaitlin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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...

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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...

  • Karlskrona,Blekinge Trafiken

    Just Purchase 310 SEK Bus pass and roam in Karlskrona City for 30 Days Unlimted !U can use this Pass also in Kustpilen TrainYogB


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

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    Learn to say Hej !

    by yogb Written Feb 7, 2004

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    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.

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Karlskrona What to Pack

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    Packing List

    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...

  • 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...

  • At the Northern shores of...

    At the Northern shores of Sweden's largest lake, the Vänern, there is a strange statue. It looks like a huge Totem-pole and one whispers it is a real Picasso (which is doubtful, but might be true).


Karlskrona General

  • 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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    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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