ÖlandSweden’s smallest province welcomes everyone who is in search of the greatest adventures. Moreover, the best that life has to offer is free here – the singularly beautiful countryside. Some 300 kilometres of coastline, with an abundance of beaches, more than 75 nature reserves, Stora Alvaret, and South Öland's world heritage cultural landscape. There are 28 different orchids growing throughout the island. There are also numerous destinations for excursions. Whatever you want to do, you are welcome to Öland!
The IslandBrief facts about Öland Öland – Sweden’s smallest province – has lots to offer. Every square kilometre has something to offer the visitor. All you have to do is make your way over the Öland Bridge (6,072 m) and start making discoveries. There is: • approx. 500 km coastline • around 350 Öland windmills • 34 parishes with their own church (some even have 2) • about 20 ancient forts • countless rune stones and other ancient monuments • 32 different species of orchid • over 70 nature reserves • 1 world heritage site • over 50 bathing places ...and much, much more. You are welcome to find your own favourite spot. Öland’s length: 137 km Province flower: Öland rock rose Öland’s widest point: 16 km Province animal: Nightingale Land area: 1,344 sq. km Province fish: Flounder Highest point: 57.4 m above sea level Province insect: Pink-winged grasshopper Number of inhabitants: approx. 24,600 Province rock: Orthoceratite limestone Municipalities: Borgholm and Mörbylånga Province fungus: St. George’s mushroom Province dish: Kroppkakor (potato and pork dumplings), lufsa (potato pancakes)
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EventsWhat happens on Öland? For even more events; go to https://boka.oland.se/en/evenemang/start
GolfGolfers enjoy a great variety of courses on Öland – everything from leafy park courses to challenging links courses. Simply a wide range of golf courses, with something for all tastes.
CampsiteÖland is clearly the leader in Sweden when it comes to camping and cottage holiday. So it has been for many years and it is strongly believed to continue if you look at the positive trend.
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Beaches where children can play, and where you can take a refreshing dip. Art and handicraft for all tastes. Swedish and Scandinavian history. Entertainment ranging from zoo to night clubs.
Kroppkakan, Öland’s National Dish of Potato and Pork Dumplings The provincial dish that doesn’t beat about the bush. No salad or side dishes are required here. “A filled bun made from a potato-based dough with baked pork and onions inside.”Eat and enjoy! The provincial dish that doesn’t beat about the bush. No salad or side dishes are required.
There are a lot of cafes to choose from on the island.
Summer, sun, shows and shopping, these are Öland’s four aces.The fact is that the best shopping in the entire region is available on the island, which has a glorious mix of shopping centres and small, original shops and design studios. The two largest collections of brand shops and multiples are in Öland’s Köpstad in Färjestaden and in the central parts of Borgholm.However, department stores and shops with summertime opening are just about everywhere, often with a product range adapted to the time of the year. You can fit yourself out here with genuine – or sometimes fake – brand label clothes and shoes, everything on the cheap. Don’t forget to drop in on our potters and other craftspersons. They are good, that’s a fact!There are also plenty of flea markets throughout the province. Neither should you miss Öland’s only glassworks. It is located on route 136 in Kastlösa. And while you’re on the way there it’s worth stopping at Britts Manufaktur in Degerhamn (Södra Möckleby) and at Naturiosa in Grönhögen. They are both shops with a highly individual style. If you’re lucky you’ll find articles of clothing or odds and ends that you will fall in love with, an original Stetson hat or a rare Öland book for example. Experience genuine markets or the great supply of farm shops with local products. Every day in the market square in Borgholm and on Saturday mornings in Färjestaden and Mörbylånga. That’s quality shopping!
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