Tjärö - an archipelago gem in Blekinge.

About Blekinge

- the destination with closeness to everything

Blekinge is small enough to accommodate the whole big weekend, holidays and vacations. Discover everything that Sweden's second smallest landscape has to offer. The proximity of lakes, wilderness, coast, sea and archipelago gives you the opportunity to enjoy more in less time. You can explore the coastal landscape's outdoor adventures, wonderful swimming in lakes and the sea. Beautiful days in the archipelago and taste experiences in small town cafés and restaurants.

Explore the world heritage site of Karlskrona and experience the ancient spa town of Ronneby. Play golf along Sweden's Golf Coast or fish in Blekinge's wide range of fishing waters, hike, cycle and paddle along a network of trails. No matter what you want to do, everything is within a comfortable distance and you don't have to choose anything.

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Karlshamn with a view of the city center and the island Kastellet in the distance. Blekinge
Karlshamn - one of five cities in Blekinge.



Blekinges dialect

- and signature dish

A landscape that contains so much does not have just one dialect or signature dish. The way the Blekinge people speak differs greatly from one end to the other. In the east, the dialect is, quite naturally, quite close to Smålandese with a deeply scratchy tongue root r. As you travel westwards, the dialect gradually changes and in Listerlandet it is the tongue-tipped r that applies, with those who speak "redi listalännska". The diphthongs, where a pair of adjacent vowels replace a consonant or two, are present throughout.

And then there are the typical dishes: lots Kroppkakor in the east and more and more herring sandwiches on wholemeal bread as you approach the Skåne border. But food in Blekinge is much more than that. Check out our pages on what and where to eat, drink and shop and expect your stomach to start rumbling.

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SIZE: Blekinge's area is 2,941 km2 - Sweden's smallest mainland landscape.

POPULATION: about 160 000 inhabitants


FIVE MUNICIPALITIES: From east to west, Karlskrona, Ronneby, Karlshamn, Olofström and Sölvesborg lie like a string of pearls along the coast, with the exception of the inland municipality of Olofström.

ISLANDS: There are a total of 2,875 islands, islets and skerries in the sea around Blekinge*.

MOST SEA-RICH: Blekinge is Sweden's most lake-dense county. We have as many as 0.32 lakes/km2.


LANDSCAPE FLOWER: oak (and coneflower)


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Stakholmen i Karlskrona, Blekinge
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Visit Stakholmen - one of Blekinge's most sought-after places for an Instagram picture!

The small island outside Scandic Karlskrona, right next to Fisktorget, is one of Blekinge's most popular places to take an Instagram picture! Bring a picnic and experience the sunset, don't forget to take a picture and share with the hashtag #visitblekinge. It will be fun to see what you share, and maybe it's your picture we'll highlight on our home page in the image feed at the bottom of the page.

How to find Stakholmen - start from Fisktorget

Discover the Charms of Blekinge - Your Ultimate Guide

Curious about Blekinge? Prepare to be captivated by this enchanting Swedish province. Known for its stunning archipelago boasting over 1,000 islands and islets, Blekinge beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. But that's not all—this region has a rich historical heritage and a vibrant cultural scene that will leave you spellbound. Get ready to delve into the most frequently asked questions about Blekinge and unlock its hidden treasures.


What is Blekinge most famous for?

Blekinge is renowned for its picturesque archipelago, where azure waters embrace a myriad of idyllic islands, just waiting to be explored. Whether you're seeking tranquil shores for relaxation or thrilling maritime adventures, Blekinge's archipelago has it all. But there's more! This captivating province is steeped in history and boasts a fascinating cultural legacy. From ancient landmarks to captivating museums, Blekinge offers a voyage through time that will leave you awe-inspired. Plus, it's home to an array of exciting festivals and events that draw visitors from far and wide.


Which cities can be found in Blekinge?

Prepare to be charmed by the cities of Blekinge, each with its own distinct character. First on the list is Karlskrona, Sweden's only naval base on an archipelago and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in its maritime ambiance and marvel at the exquisite historical buildings that adorn this coastal gem. Next up is Ronneby, renowned for its breathtaking nature and popular bathing facilities. If you're a lover of both history and culture, Karlshamn will steal your heart with its picturesque streets, dating back to the 17th century, and thriving artistic scene. Whichever city you choose to explore in Blekinge, prepare for a captivating journey into its unique allure and irresistible charm.


What is it like to live in Blekinge?

Living in Blekinge offers an exceptional quality of life, where nature and city living harmoniously coexist. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking archipelago, relish cultural events, and enjoy the modern conveniences at your fingertips. Blekinge is renowned for its safe and welcoming environment, offering excellent educational opportunities and a vibrant community spirit. Moreover, the region presents a wide range of career prospects, particularly in the marine industry, tourism, and research fields. Embrace the blend of tranquility and opportunity that awaits you in Blekinge.


What should you not miss in Blekinge?

Prepare for a remarkable adventure in Blekinge, where the possibilities are endless. In addition to the marvelous festivals and events, embark on a voyage through the archipelago with boat trips and kayaking expeditions. Immerse yourself in Sweden's maritime history at the Karlskrona Maritime Museum, or take a leisurely stroll through the captivating Ronneby Brunnspark, surrounded by breathtaking nature. Don't miss the chance to savor Blekinge's local delicacies and indulge in tastings offered by local farms. Each moment spent in Blekinge will leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

So, are you ready to uncover the wonders of Blekinge? Prepare to be enchanted by its spellbinding archipelago, immerse yourself in its rich history, and embrace the vibrant cultural scene. Blekinge welcomes you with open arms, ready to offer an experience that will exceed your every expectation.





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