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KarlskronaThe guide was updated:Karlskrona - in the middle of the archipelago! Karlskrona is a unique and exciting world heritage environment, where people come to meet, relax and be inspired. In Karlskrona, the distance is short between sights, and the city center is situated 6 km out in the archipelago! Here you will find exciting places to visit, nice shopping, cosy cafés and restaurants - and the sea is ever present. Discover new islands every day. Take the archipelago boat and explore exciting places together with the family. On these pages Karlskrona has made a selection that they hope will entice you to visit! Did we forget to mention that the sun shines alot here? Karlskrona is the sunniest place in Sweden 2015!
|Currency:||Swedish krona, SEK 1 = 100 öre|
|Newspapers:||Foreign newspapers are available at the city library.|
|Opening hours:||Shops are open Monday – Friday 10-18, Saturday 10-14. Department stores and food shops have generous opening times and are also open on Sundays.|
|Tourist information:||Karlskrona Tourist Office
Address: Stortorget 2, S-371 34 Karlskrona
Phone: +46 455-30 34 90
Top activities in Karlskrona
Activities in Karlskrona
The Naval Museum - The Museum of the year 2015
Real battleships, 18th century figureheads, unique models and an underwater tunnel with a genuine wreck. Experience Swedish naval history at the Naval Museum in Karlskrona. For children there is Dunder’s deck and a sailors’ workshop. Since June 2014, the Naval Museum in Karlskrona shows the Swedish submarine HMS Neptun and the dive boat Hajen in the museum's new submarine hall. Highlights from the other exhibitions are ,The Museum Ships, The Underwater tunnel and The Model Chamber. Read more about the opening hours and special events at the museum, on the own website.
Did you know that the most Swedish of all Swedish motifs, and perhaps the most widely distributed, is found in Karlskrona – on tiny Brändaholm? 43 red cottages with white corners, waving flags and a bright blue sea. And the motif continues to be spread across the globe as a representation of genuine Swedishness. Come and take a look at the real thing!
Guided tour - Karlskrona in 60 minutes
A city walk in the exciting world heritage site, including public art and famous landmarks. Dagligen/Daily 1/6–30/9 14:00–15:00 (svenska/Swedish) 15:00–16:00 (engelska/English) Pris/Price: 100 SEK, 50 SEK ungdom/youth (12–17) Tickets: karlskrona.arrivalguides.com
Karlskrona Porcelain Museum
Karlskrona Porcelain factory, manufactured beautifully feldspar porcelain, during the years 1918-1968, designed by famous artists such as Edward Hald, Percy, Alf Jarnestad, Sven Erik Skawonius and others. In parts of the old factory building, a large part of the production is shown in contemporary environments.
Karlskrona Archipelago Festival
Karlskrona - In the middle of the archipelago. A promotion video for Karlskrona and the beautiful archipelago - Visit Karlskrona.
Albinsson & Sjöberg’s Car Museum
In the Car Museum intermingled treasures from the past: luxurious automobiles together with the cars that everyone could afford, motorcycles, caravans, purpose-built cars and much more. A unique collection enthusiast vehicles, linked to legendary drivers and car builder profiles.
Neptun – a real submarine!
The Naval Museum’s latest attraction, opened on the 6th of June 2014. Experience a close contact with a submarine from the Cold War era, a dramatised boarding procedure and an inspiring exhibition for the whole family.
Winter and ice skating in Karlskrona. In the middle of the archipelago.
Ice skating in Karlskrona city, on Borgmästarefjärden. In the middle of the archipelago.
Blekinge museum is situated on Fisktorget, with exhibition halls in several buildings, and the museum always offers new exhibitions, that are arranged continually. It depicts Karlskrona’s and Blekinge county’s past through a number of permanent exhibitions, including a noteworthy 18th century apartment in Wachtmeister's palace, called Grevagården. There is also a very pleasant café in the recreated baroque garden as well as Grevagrundet - Blekinge museum’s playground with an archipelago theme. Entry fee: 80 SEK Tickets: karlskrona.arrivalguides.com
Gamla Varvet - The old shipyard
The former shipyard is now one of Karlskrona’s most outstanding attractions and the basis of the World Heritage status. Here you will find, among relatively modern buildings, a variety of buildings and technology covering more than 300 years of shipbuilding. Visit the longest wooden building in the country, Repslagarbanan, the Wasaskjul, Polhemsdockan (dock) and Gallionslunden. There is also a tour that takes you to Lindholmen by sea. This shows you Karlskrona from the the sea side and takes you out to the former naval yard. You can only visit Lindholmen with a guided tour. During the summer there are regular tours, contact the tourist office to arrange tours at other times.
Karlskrona Tourist Office - at your service!
The tourist office will happily assist you with maps, give you a tip on current events, markets or other happenings in Karlskrona and it´s surroundings.. The tourist office is located by the (main square) Stortorget 2.
Drottningskärs kastell (citadel) was largely built during the last decade of the 17th century and is considered one of Sweden’s foremost defence constructions, a complete and well preserved fortress from Sweden’s period as a great power. The citadel has a large castle keep in granite with gun deck, powder magazine and quarters. It has four bastions named after the queens Maria, Christina, Hedvig and Ulrica. Since 1895 Drottningskär has not played an active part in the Swedish defence system. You can get to Drottningskär citadel all year round via the car ferry to Aspö. The archipelago boats stop here during the summer. There is also a restaurant and café, open during summer. Interested in a guided tour during off-season? Contact the Tourist office.
This fort has defended the entrance to Karlskrona for more than 300 years. Kungsholms Fort is still operational within the Swedish defences. The remarkable round harbour has become somewhat of a symbol for Karlskrona’s status as a World Heritage site. Exotic plants from all corners of the globe flourish under the protection of the fort’s walls. They have been brought here over many years on vessels returning from distant voyages. A museum on the island depicts the fort’s history. There are regular guided tours to Kungsholms Fort during the summer, visits can also be arranged for groups and individuals at other times. Contact the tourist office to make a reservation: +46 (0)455-30 34 90.
Barnens Lekland is an indoor play centre for children between the ages of 1 and 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Here in this huge facility with a jungle theme, children can play football and basketball in the multi-sport arena, compete against friends on the slides, crawl through tunnels and find there way past obstacles and giant balls. There is a separate section for the very young children with a ball-sea and a slide. Café with favourites for all ages! Open all year round.
An activity house for all ages! The activities is about cooperation, teamwork, problem solving and humor! 23 Qusts with 71 different rooms to solve. Do you have what it takes? Open all year round.
Adventures in Karlskrona
Paddle a sea kayak, bike MTB or climb! Join a guided sea kayak tour in Karlskrona archipelago. You get to meet new people and have a wonderful outdoor experience in a safe environment. The tour goes around Karlskrona city and to the inner islands of the archipelago of Karlskrona. Look at the website or contact the Tourist ofice for further information.
The coast road - explore the countryside!
Enjoy the journey between Torhamn & Kristianopel, along the coast road, where you can choose from a large range of the more unusual kinds of experiences. Look for seals at Abrahamsängar, guided tours are arranged here. Try the coastal fishing, or go to art school. Do not miss all the farm shops, farm dairies, crafts and small shops along the way. For opening hours, have a look at the entrepreneurs own websites.