Provided by: Andreas Blomlöf /Visit Karlskrona
Stortorget - the grand square

Stortorget - the grand square

The town centre is located on Trossö island. Many visitors are fascinated by the main square, where the Tourist Office can also be found. The statue of Karl XI gazes out over the grand paved square. The impressive churches are immediately eye-catching: Fredrikskyrkan (The Frederick church) and Trefaldighetskyrkan (The Holy Trinity Church), also known as the German Church. Many restaurants and cafés are clustered around Stortorget and on the the pedestrian streets nearby.
Read more
Admiral af Chapman´s estate at Skärva - a part of the World Heritage

Admiral af Chapman´s estate at Skärva - a part of the World Heritage

Admiral af Chapman´s estate at Skärva is one of the most singular architectural creations produced in Sweden during the eighteenth century. Built by the Admiral Superintendent and naval architect Fredric Henric af Chapman as his summer residence, the main building presents a remarkable marriage of Swedish neo-classical elements and traditional architecture. (Skärva Herrgård), once Admiral Chapman’s summer residence belonging to the World Heritage Site, is located 7 km outside of Karlskrona. Wander through the wide English Park, go for a hike in the marvellous nature reserve, a bike tour on our mountain-bikes or discover the archipelago by water by kajak. You can book a stay at this 200 year old mansion right next to the Baltic Sea, which today is a Seminar, Event- and Guesthouse and is surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve. You can go by archipelagoboat during summer or by car all year round. During summerseason there are guided tours of the estate and a café.
Read more
Stumholmen with The Naval Museum

Stumholmen with The Naval Museum

The pulse of history is heard clearly over the island, which once was a warehouse for the sailing fleet's food supply. After 300 years as a closed military area, the island Stumholmen was transformed in 1993 into a civilian section of the city. Among waterside houses and work places and at the lovely swimming beach, history lives on. This is where you will find the Naval Museum, Karlskrona’s foremost visitor attraction. The museum is an architectural masterpiece, with its 140-metreplus structure extending right out over the water! The museum also incorporates the interesting Sloop and Longboat Shed with boat displays. The old hangars from the pioneering days of aviation and Kungshall storehouse are other interesting attractions. The unique submarine hall with HMS Neptun is the museums latest attraction, opened in june 2014.
Read more
Gamla Varvet - The old shipyard

Gamla Varvet - The old shipyard

The former shipyard is now one of Karlskrona’s 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.
Read more
Björkholmen

Björkholmen

A stroll around Björkholmen still gives you an insight into how it was in the 18th century.The Björkholmen part of the town can be seen as the other side of the tracks in relation to the parade buildings of Trossö. This is where the first shipyard workers and tradesmen lived in small, low cottages, that sometimes rested directly on the flat rock.The streets on Björkholmen are named from different types of ships and admirals. Enjoy the view over Saltsösund and passing boats!
Read more
Fisktorget - a great meetingpoint by the sea

Fisktorget - a great meetingpoint by the sea

Several of the archipelago tours depart from the jetty at Fisktorget. During the summer season, there are music and food available at Fisktorget (the old fishmarket place). The ”Fiskargumman” (Fisherman´s wife) statue by Erik Höglund is a reminder of the time when the women would row in from the islands and sell their fish to the town residents. Next to the Fisktorget square and the hotel, you find a small island called "Stakholmen". One tip is to take a walk over the little footbridge to the island, a perfect spot for a picnic, with fantastic views over Borgmästarefjärden, which is extra special at sunset.
Read more
Dragsö island and Saltö island

Dragsö island and Saltö island

On the island Saltö, reached by bridge from Trossö (the city island), you can enjoy a delicious shrimp salad or smoked fish, dining right by the sea. Take a swim from the rocks or from the lovely beach. On the island Dragsö, which is the neighboring island, there is a very popular family campground. Take a round of mini golf throug the Worldheritage city of Karlskrona, in miniature, or try pike fishing. For those who like to walk there are several charming walking paths along the sea.
Read more
Karlskrona archipelago

Karlskrona archipelago

1,650 islands, islets and rocks! Karlskrona archipelago is liberating and probably one of the most beautiful places there is! The archipelago of Karlskrona, is the southernmost of Sweden’s archipelagos. The whole city is built upon 33 islands. Without the protective ring of large and small islands surrounding the city, King Karl XI, would probably not have chosen Trossö for his new naval base. There are islands, that have from one to 1,500 inhabitants, islands with and without connection to the mainland. Look for your very own favorite spot - and enjoy - because there are plenty of them! Far out in eastern archipelago, there are plenty of exciting islands like, Inlängan, Utlängan, Stenshamn, Ungskär and Hästholmen, which offer a charming setting. The character of the islands here, differs a lot from the green inner archipelago. Far out to the southeast, lies the island Utklippan. Enjoy the unique environment and look for the seal colony, the seals really enjoy their life here. How to get around in the Karlskrona archipelago - several entrepreneurs, offer traffic in the archipelago of Karlskrona all year round.
Read more
Kungsholms Fort

Kungsholms Fort

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.
Read more
View World Heritage City on map