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The islands - Stenshamn & Utlängan

The islands - Stenshamn & Utlängan

These two islands lie far out in Karlskrona’s eastern archipelago and are connected by a low bridge/road. Two genuine islands that are just large enough for a day excursion or a few days in the guest harbour. You will find an abundance of bird life, possibilities for bathing and outdoor life. A walking trail that you can read about in the harbour lead you on a great tour around the islands. During summer, there are exhibitions, about the history of the islands during the 20th century, in the old boathouse. There is also special music evenings during the summe. At ”Pelles Sjöbod” you can buy ice cream, coffee and cakes in summer, situated in the guest harbour of Stenshamn. You reach Stenshamn with the archipelago boats Wittus and Ungskär or with kayak or your own boat.
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Aspö island - great for biking & sightseeing!

Aspö island - great for biking & sightseeing!

This island is perfect for cycle tours, with its idyllic country lanes lined with lilac bushes.The scenery on Aspö is full of variety,with rocky bathing spots, coves, forest and meadows. Pay a visit to one of the charming galleries and don’t miss Drottningskär Citadel from the 17th century. Enjoy the view from the cannon apertures – can you spot any enemy vessels approaching? The Museum for Mobile Coast Artillery is another interesting attraction. Aspö Lotstorn (the old harbour pilot tower) offers a great and unusual accommodation option. The archipelago boats call at Drottningskär during the summer. The yellow ferry from Handelshamnen provides a free opportunity to come to the island all year round. The guest harbor is situated at Lökanabben, on the eastern side of the island, next to the citadel. You can rent a bike on the island at Aspö Mad.
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World Heritage boattour

World Heritage boattour

In this 2 hour journey on M/S Ljungskär, you can enjoy the archipelago and parts of the Naval City World Heritage. If you have the time, make a stop and explore the islands and take the next boat back. - Swedish and English (audio guide). - Refreshments are available on board. - BoatM/S Ljungskär. - 2h tour Dragsö och Brändaholm The journey starts from Fisktorget in Karlskrona. You will pass Ljungskär with one of the old gunpowder magazines. The first stop will be on Dragsö camping which has a nice beach and beautiful nature, perfect to explore by foot. There is also a recreational area which includes a mini golf course with all the World Heritage buildings in Karlskrona. The boat will pass Brändaholm with it’s small red cottages and continue along Saltösund where you will pass Björnholmen which is one of the oldest parts of the city. Kungsholms fort Your journey continues towards Kungholms fort and Drottningskärs Kastell. Both forts were built to protect the inlet to the port of Karlskrona. Kungsholmen has a unique round harbor, a museum and a park with exotic plants. Please note that you are only allowed to disembark in Kungholms fort if you have pre-booked a guided tour through the Tourist Office. For booking please contact the Tourist Office, +46 455- 30 34 90. Aspö Drottningsskärs Kastell is a perfect spot on Aspö. The fort is well preserved and has a restaurant. You can visit Aspö with our boat during the summer or by car ferry all year round. Take the opportunity to spend a night in the hostel Lotstornet. Tjurkö Tjurkö, famous for its stonemasonry, is your next stop along the route. The lighthouse God Natt will be visible on your way towards Marinmuseum (the Naval Museum). You will also get to see Kungsbron which was the used as the main entrance to the city. Marinmuseum and navy dockyard The boat will dock on Stumholmen by the Marinmuseum (The Naval Museum) with it’s vast collection of objects from Swedish naval history. Finally, the journey continues back to Fisktorget and will pass the navy base, Lindholmen and the naval dockyard. On Lindholmen you can see Repslagarbanan from 1690 which is the longest wooden building in Sweden.
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Boating in the archipelago

Boating in the archipelago

Experience summer in the Karlskrona archipelago. Bring your family, friends and jump on the boat at Fisktorget or at Handelshamnen in Karlskrona.Choose from about nine different boattours. Tours departs daily and takes you out in the Karlskrona archipelago-landscapes. Take your place on the sun deck and travel from island to island, along the Nättraby-river, or take a sightseeing tour around Trossö. How to get around in the Karlskrona archipelago with Blekingetrafiken. Blekingetrafiken offers traffic in the archipelago of Karlskrona all year. Buy your ticket all year round aboard the ferries, and during the summer season you can also buy tickets in the information kiosk at Fisktorget or on the web. In summer time the ferries offers cafeteria on board, and also digital guided tours in several languages.
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