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The area is also called “Sveriges Trädgård”, the garden of Sweden, because of its beautiful nature, sea and archipelago. Almost all of Blekinge is beautifully situated along the Baltic Sea with its own archipelago and small and large islands. Angling in the river of Mörrum is very popular, but also many of the small lakes in the area attract a lot of angling enthusiasts.
Even though Blekinge is situated a bit off the beaten track, there is still something for every taste. Experience the nature from the bicycle- and hiking paths which are all over Blekinge. The Blekinge route of 22 miles is the most challenging one. The area offers opportunity to go hiking, canoe paddling and sailing. The long stretch of coast and the many lakes have a lot to offer both for fishing enthusiasts as well as for those who just want to relax in the beautiful nature.
In Karlshamn, it is possible to angle in the world-famous Mörrum River or catch sea trout in Norje gryt or Sillnäss Udde. Catch garfish in Hällevik or Tredenborg, or why not enjoy fresh-caught perch from Valjeviken for dinner?
You may dive in the Baltic Sea at Karlshamn or spend the day on Sölvesborg beach, which is the finest sand beach in Blekinge. Experience the archipelago on foot, bicycle or from a boat. Stop on a small island and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful nature.
However, also Blekinge has other things to offer. The whole family can have a lot of fun and challenges at Kreativum (which corresponds to Eksperimentarium in Denmark). 2000 m2 are filled with play and learn activities and there are also a number of outdoor facilities. One of the three largest cinemas in Sweden, Mega Dome, is also worth visiting.
At the maritime museum in Karlskrona, you will find the history of the Swedish navy illustrated by original models from the 17th century up till today – among other things the submarine is worth visiting. Go exploring the exciting underground tunnel and learn more about the marine archaeological world. Furthermore Karlskrona is on Unesco’s list of World Heritage sites.
For those interested in music, Norje, Sölvesborg and Sweden Rock Festival are all being held in June. Hällvik Tradjazzfestival starts in August and takes place in the small fishing hamlet in Listerlandet.
Børnenes Gård, with focus on life in the countryside, is an exciting attraction for families with children. Here you will find a refreshing water park, where the children can play while the parents relax. Furthermore there are a number of other activities aimed at children.
Excursions in the nature are a must in Sweden. Ronneby Brunnspark is one of the most beautiful parks in Sweden with different events and exhibitions. Räntemåla Gården offers activities in the nature. Among other things, it is possible to experience dears and elks in their natural environment. In Karlshamn, you can go horse riding as in the Wild West, rent Iceland ponies and make a trip on horseback.
It is very easy to spend a whole day in the nature reserve Tjärö which has free ranging animals, fields and meadows. It is also possible to visit caves, cliffs or paddle a canoe to the small islands nearby.
At Tärnö in the archipelago of Hällaryd, it is very easy to relax in the beautiful surroundings. Take a walk in the picturesque, unique and authentic streets. Hanö is also a very popular tourist attraction and has, among other things, a beautiful, well-preserved city heart dating back to the Middle Ages.
In Ronneby you can relax on the golf course, but you can also choose the course in Sölvesborg in the most beautiful location, or may be you prefer the large 36-hole course in Karlshamnn. Make a trip to the fortress island, Kastellet, where plays are performed in the summer. Visit the house of adventure, Boda Borg in Sävsjö, where it is possible to test your physical and intellectual ability. A visit to the automobile museum in Olofström is a must for automobile enthusiasts. Pay a visit to Snärjeskogen which is the most splendid event area of Blekinge. You can taste different wines and whiskeys, fish for crabs, take a bath in the large heated Viking baths or just enjoy nature and a well deserved gourmet meal.
In short, Blekinge has a lot to offer both for those who seek experiences in the nature and those looking for adventure, culture or just some peace and quiet.
We have collected some of the most frequent questions from our guests.
There are 30+ DanCenter holiday homes in Blekinge.
Marinmuseum Karlskrona, The Kungsholm Fortress, Blekinge Museum, Ronneby Brunnspark, Mörrumsån, Blekinge Archipelago and Brokamåla Farm are some of the most important places to visit in Blekinge.
Some of the must-try activities in Blekinge are:
Tourists from the UK can reach Blekinge via a combination of flights and trains.
Sourdough cinnamon buns, fried herring with dill, salted cod, rye bread and salmon and eel soup are some of the most famous dishes in Blekinge.
The best time to visit Blekinge is from June to September.