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ARK56 Kayak, bike or walk on Blekinges connected coastal trails

ARK56 Kayak, bike or walk on Blekinges connected coastal trails

ARK56 - connected coastal trails in a biosphere reserve, in an area for sustainable nature development by UNESCO. Experience Blekinges coastline by walking, kayaking, biking och sailing on the connected trails in the archipelago. There are 13 hubs offering facilities such as fireplaces, restaurants or accommodation. The area offers beautiful nature experiences. You can choose the number of days at the distance you want to cover, depending on the package you prefer. Welcome to explore secret Blekinge!
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Blekinge walking trail

Blekinge walking trail

The old oak woods and serene beech forests are something special to walk in. If you like hiking and walking the 255 km long "Blekinge walking trail" is a really nice route. Depending on what part you choose you will pas, the archipelago, lakes, rivers, forests, and nature reserves with a biodiversity inhabiting the different ecosystems. Elk, stag beetle, white-tailed eagle and common seal, is just some of the cool animals to look out for. In June 2019 there is the big opening with reconditioned routes, new signs and a guidebook with all the information you need for a sucessfull and relaxed walk.
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Sydostleden

Sydostleden

Take a holiday with your bike and explore the South of Sweden on a 270 kilometer long Bicycle Route. Sydostleden offer you a varied nature experience from the bike saddle. Choose to start the trip in the deep forests of Småland in the north, along the coast in the south or which ever place you choose along the route! Sydostleden is divided into seven sections. Choose to cycle one section at a time, merge multiple sections or cycle the whole trail in a sweep! The trail offers a variety of cultural experiences through a varied nature, be sure to make time for many stops along the way. In Belkinge there are 2 sections. Fridafors-Karlshamn: do not miss the Abu museum in Svängsta. There are many accomodation alternatives along the route if you want to overnigt. It tells the story of the Abu factory, which stopped manufacturing watches and taxi meters to instead concentrate on fishing equipment. At Svängsta the landscape changes character from woodland to open countryside. The countryside along the coast is the lowest stage in Blekinge. The port and market town of Karlshamn was founded in 1664. It was in Karlshamn that Kristina from Duvemåla and her Karl Oskar (from the novels by Vilhelm Moberg) boarded the brig Charlotta, which took them across the Atlantic to America. The Emigrant Monument in the Harbour Park has been erected in memory of those who emigrated from Sweden. In the harbour there is a maritime museum. With its location by the sea, Karlshamn is a popular bathing and holiday destination. An open-air bath with exciting new architecture was opened in 2015. From the centre there are boats to the island fortress of Kastellet and the other islands in the archipelago. Karlshamn-Sölvesborg: An old, solid stone arch bridge crosses the River Mörrumsån. Mörrum is the centre of the river’s famous salmon fishery which has been well known since the thirteenth century. Continue cycling towards the villages of Mörrum and Norje. By the time you reach Norje you are actually located in the very middle of Sydostleden trail, this is where you find the halfway point. In the city of Sölvesborg the trail takes you over the 760 meter long Sölvesborg Bridge, which connects Listerlandet with the town, is Europe’s longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge. In the area around the main square, Stortorget you will find many shops, restaurants and cafés.
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Lake Halen & Sweden Southern Wilderness

Lake Halen & Sweden Southern Wilderness

In the nature reserve Halen you can experience a forest and lake-dominated "wilderness" within walking distance of Olofströms and Jämshög's urban areas. Here are rich opportunities for different types of outdoor life as well as high nature values. Lake Halen is Blekinge's largest lake and about half of its surface is included in the nature reserve. There are hiking trails, running tracks, riding trails, rest areas and wind shelter. The area is crossed by roads where you can ride a bike and even drive a car. In Halen there are bathing areas for people as well as for horses and dogs. The lake is popular among canoeists and is part of a larger lake system along with the neighboring lakes Immeln, Filkesjön and Raslången. Directly adjacent to the nature reserve there is camping as well as hotel and restaurant. Several different local associations are active in the Halen area, such as scouts, orienteers, leisure club, boat club and riding club.
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Paddelkompaniet

Paddelkompaniet

Welcome to the family business Paddelkompaniet with the personal service! Discover the wilderness from a canoe or kayak in Blekinge and let yourself be fulfilled by the peace and nature. The lush archipelago in Blekinge has a large number of islands and bays and is ideal for kayaking. Paddelkompaniet offers transport of kayaks and other equipment at an additional cost and those who want to learn the basics of kayaking, Paddelkompaniet has courses. The Paddle company also has experience-rich and enjoyable packages with kayaking, accommodation and food in lovely archipelago environment. For example 3 Days of kayaking with accomodation at Pensionat Järnavik. The kayak rental is picturesque situated close to Pensionat Järnavik. Right next door is Järnaviks Camping and on the island Tjärö just outside Järnavik's harbor you will find hostel, café, restaurant and a guest harbor, as well as a nature reserve with hiking trails and bathing areas. A large number of resting places with the possibility to overnight is available, both on the mainland and on certain islands. Loans of extensive maps are always included when renting a kayak. There is also canoe trails on Ronneby River where you can experience genuine wilderness and it is often far to communities and settlements. The river alternates between narrow coiling sections and elongated lakes surrounded by deep forests with abundant wildlife.
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Blekinge Outdoor

Blekinge Outdoor

Welcome to Blekinge Outdoor and Dragsö situated in Karlskrona archipelago. The perfect base for experiencing Karlskronas unique nature as a world heritage. New exiting discovers around every corner. Blekinge Outdoor offers 4-7 day packages where you can experience different outdoor activities. Stay in comfortable cottages and enjoy a lovely meal in restaurant Havsviken. Lunch packages are available. Try wreck diving, kayaking or an exciting fishing trip in the archipelago. Coolest of all - try to survive on a deserted island. Find your own food, build your accommodation and learn how to make a fire.
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Eriksberg nature reserve

Eriksberg nature reserve

Eriksberg is a nature reserve outside Åryd in the municipality of Karlshamn and consists of 1,348 hectares, of which 409 hectares is water. The enclosed area is about 925 hectares, which means that Eriksberg is one of northern Europe's largest safari park in the Nordic region. Here are all possibilities to experience the amazing nature and here are a lot of exciting activities to participate in whether you are looking for playful experiences for many or still experiences for the mind and soul. Since no meeting is the same, they tailor their offers to your wishes. Here are examples of outdoor activities: wildlife safaris, cycling safaris along meadows and archipelago, hiking along the sea, training in outdoor life, canoeing, SUP (stand up padel), running training, multi-combat, tailor-made team building, Crossnature (is a training where we move in nature, stays in different places and utilizes what is available to train both strength and fitness), Nordic walking, rock climbing, tree climbing etc. Combine the activities with relaxation area, wine tasting and / or dinner from the kitchen at Eriksberg. You can of course also book accommodation in their nice hotel. Eriksberg is unique and must be experienced!
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Blekinge River Trail

Blekinge River Trail

A trail race in beautiful greenery along Blekinge's largest river, Mörrum River. On May 26, the third edition of the Blekinge River Trail, with arena in Mörrum, will be held. If you were not supposed to fancy trail race before, you are guaranteed it afterwards! In the Blekinge River Trail you choose between 9.5 or 20 km and for the children there is a "River kids" of 500 meters. A tough news is a Ultra River, a class for those who want to challenge themselves properly with a track length of about 50 km (which has extra energy stations) - Ultra River! The race has quickly become popular and attracted over 400 starters last year. The path starts along the western side of the river and then returns to the opposite side. The long track takes you all the way up to Svängsta before it turns home. The Blekinge River Trail fits both the habitual trail runner and the beginner. Prices for the top three in each class. Price to everyone in River Kids. In addition, prizes are awarded among completed participants. All participants are offered burgers with a drink after the finish. For those with food allergies there are other alternatives, stated on the notification. Shower, dressing and toilet are located adjacent to the competition site.
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Karlshamns open-air swim-bath Ks

Karlshamns open-air swim-bath Ks

An awarded architect-designed open-air swim bath with a magnificent view. Peacefully enjoy the sea and bay. Once you have warmed up, jump into the cold water and become as reborn. The facility is located in beautiful Vägga park between Karlshamns city centre and Vägga fishing port. The open-air swim batch offers showers, toilets, saunas and separate departments for ladies and gentlemen. There is also a shared lounge that everyone has access to. The room can be rented for a larger group of people or for private events outside regular opening hours.
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Old railway embankment trail, Halmstad - Karlshamn

Old railway embankment trail, Halmstad - Karlshamn

The old railway embankment trail unites Halmstad's and Karlshamn's attractive coastal areas, takes you through varied landscapes and follows Fylle river up through the Simlångs valley, passing the beautiful lakes Bolmen and Åsnen and ending with a long distance along the Mörrum river - one of the world's leading salmon fishing waters.The trail, which is about 250 km, passes about 40 old railway station environments, all more or less intact. The railway embankment trail has become an all-activity trail - for wheelchair users, horseriders (on certain routes), roller-skiers, hikers, inliners, regular skiers in winter - and of course cyclists. Along the trail there are hotels, hostels, campsites and holiday villages. Provisions are available in every major community and it is possible to rent bicycles in several places. You will pass many attractions + suggestions for return bike trips. The small roads of the trails have a good standard, almost everyone is paved. The embankment is also paved a few miles at each end towards Halmstad and Karlshamn respectively. Otherwise, the embankment consists of good gravel roads. You can use any bike you want along the trail, but most comfortable is a model with fairly wide tires. The embankment trail isn´t almost at all hilly and lies beautifully in the terrain.
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Wreck diving

Wreck diving

Wreck diving in the Baltic Sea. Experience Blekinge under the surface. Book a 4-5 day wreck dive package. Only for experienced divers. Dive after wrecks from the 18th century in direct contact with seals. Karlskrona has a rich marine history for the city's strategic location. The wreckages are in excellent condition thanks to the broken water. Stay in comfortable and luxurious cabins at Dragsö camping. Breakfast in the cottage, lunch and dinner are served in restaurant Havsviken at the campsite. You can also book a lunch during the activity. At the check-in, a review of the upcoming diving is done. The package includes a guide with RIB boat, filling of air, bed linen and final cleaning. Diving equipment is not included but can be rented on-site.9 200 SEK / person and at least 4 people.
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Underwater trail in Kollevik

Underwater trail in Kollevik

Want to know more about life under the surface? Here is the chance to learn more about plants and animals that live in the water just outside the coast of Blekinge. The snorkeling trail is an "underwater path" with information plates on the bottom that can be read from the surface and is situated at Kollevik bathing area in Karlshamn. The idea of the snorkeling trail is to pay attention to the marine ecosystems and increase the interest in life below the surface. The snorkeling trail goes through various marine landscapes such as sand and rock bottom. The information is easy to understand and describes the most common species outside Blekinge's coast, but also large-scale Baltic sea problems such as eutrophication, boat bottom paints and overfishing. The trail is divided into simpler parts in shallow water and a slightly more difficult part on deeper water, however, max. 3 meters. The proximity to the beach makes it possible to interrupt the snorkeling whenever you want. Children should snorkel in the company of an adult. . Kolleviks Campsite rents sets with snorkel, cyclop and flippers (25 SEK/hour).
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Brunnsskogen

Brunnsskogen

There are many opportunities for walking, cycling, and exercise in Brunnsparken and Brunnsskogen (the forrest). A variety of small roads, garden paths and paths cross the park and forest with green alternating environment. Some paths and trails are specially marked. Among other things, there is Hälsans stig (the path of Health) which is a 4 km specially constructed walking and exercise trail in Brunnsskogen and the park. The beautiful leafy forest offers many exotic experiences, among other things. Trollsjön (lake) where a couple of barbecue places by the lake invite you to enjoy your lunch package. Blekingeleden stage 7 starts in Brunnsparken with Naturum in Villa Gymnastiken. Naturum is a visitor center with exhibitions and information about Blekinge's nature.
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Olofströms Canoe Centre

Olofströms Canoe Centre

In the recreational area at Halen, Nature Reserve the Olofström's canoe central is situated. Here you can rent both canoe and kayak to paddle in Blekinge's biggest lake Halen. You can also paddle in a canoe trail between the lakes, Halen, Raslången, Gill Lake and Filkesjö. Glide across the sparkling lake and experience the primeval forest scents. Why not sleep under the stars? Blekinge has an amazing nature! Olofströms Canoe Centre is also just next to Halens Campsite with a beautiful camping ground and cottages.
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Brokamåla Farm

Brokamåla Farm

Welcome to the wonderful World! In Sweden's southernmost wilderness, you can take part in hunting, fishing, activities, conferences and high-standard accommodation! In the "Lake District" in the western Blekinge, you can enjoy pure relaxation, nature and fun activities, you choose! Staying in the woods, listening to the silence, fish, hike or pick mushrooms, is an outstanding natural experience. Being in nature also increases our well-being and strengthens health. Brokamåla Farm, offer you a wonderful and relaxing stay. Here you have access to more than 25 lakes, with fine accommodations, exclusive game fishing in the natural environment, boating, swimming, and fine walks. Why not enjoy it during all four seasons here at Brokamåla Farm. The cabins are located in a nice farm and wilderness environment in northwest Blekinge dating from the late 1700's. Warm welcome to us!
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Blekinge Airkayaks

Blekinge Airkayaks

Choose to paddle in a quiet forest lake or a slow flowing river. To paddle in the archipelago can be a little more wavy but also more varied, unpredictable and exciting. Perhaps you want to use the wind to help you move forward, with a single sail? Or why not stand up paddling on a SUP? This is where Blekinge Airkayaks come in - to help you with whatever you choose. In their inflatable kayaks, you can experience the uniqueness of Blekinge - in the most environmentally friendly and flexible way, on your own and the nature's conditions. Rent the equipment and choose where you want to start explore Blekinge.
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