Blekinge is an exciting landscape with a vast lush archipelago with lots of picturesque islets and islands. There are five cities where you can both shop and eat good food: Karlskrona, Karlshamn, Olofström, Ronneby and Sölvesborg. All with their very own character. The Naval town Karlskrona is Blekinge's largest city and was built on an island, Trossö. It was a strategic choice to manifest the position of power near Denmark and the European continent, but also because the ports for most of the year are ice-free. This allows you to explore Blekinge's islands all year round. Either on your own, using a guide or by downloading a digital app. Via Blekinge's Tourism centre's you can book guided tours in each city.
Blekinge's landscape contains an 80-mile-long coastline with some of the most beautiful Swedish coastal towns. Inland it is lush greenery with lots of beautiful lakes. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, fish and paddle. One of Blekinge's cities - Olofström - is beautifully embedded in Sweden's southernmost wilderness, which area also is full of lakes. With just 40 km far from north to south and only 110 km from east to west, it is close to everything like exciting visitor destinations and well-stocked shopping streets, good farm shops, fascinating museums and the golf courses' inviting greens.
Food and beverage at Ritz Conditori in Sölvesborg.
Shopping in Blekinge is a comfortable experience. Blekinge's stores are far ahead and are always equipped with the season's best buy. You will find the latest trends, the hottest interior decorating gadgets and, above all, the most coveted garments.
Buy fantastic lamps at Karlskrona lamp factory.
When you are in one of the cities, be sure to book a city walk or a guided tour! The enthusiastic and briefed guides offer stories from both past and present, all seasoned with anecdotes and "did you know that"? It gives an entirely different dimension to how the cities have grown and an added value when you are in the town.
Book guided tours of the World Heritage Site Karlskrona.
Would you like to experience an extraordinary guided tour at sea? Then you should book the guided tour to Kungsholms Fort which with its circular harbour has become a symbol of Karlskrona's status as a World Heritage Site. Along the walls of the fort, exotic plants flourish on all the corners of the earth brought by the navy's long-distance ships. 2,000 people were working to build the fortress carved from stone from ravaged fortifications and limestone from Öland. The outer wall is almost 2.5 meters thick. There is also a "peaceroof" of wood that could easily be removed if needed.
Kungsholms Fort, Karlskrona.