Welcome to Oskarshamn
Oskarshamn is beautifully situated in the middle of Smålands coast - a region which boasts the most sunshine in the country. In addition to a fantastic coastline with solar rocks and clear blue water, you can also experience a unique farmland and our magical forests in Småland.
In 1646, the fishing village Duderhultevik was made a town by resolution of Queen Kristina - which meant that Kalmar would keep the market here four times per year. Much later - in 1856 - King Oscar I appointed the city name to Oskarshamn and the origin of this good harbor began. Boats were built here very early developing trade, shipping and ship building which have marked the city throughout the years. The nature is all around Oskarshamn, you can enjoy the archipelago harmonyl or go out and explore the diverse cultural landscape. Or, why not stroll around the city which offers attractions, a wonderful city life and shopping opportunities. The city of Oskarshamn is surrounded by many small picturesque towns, each with its own unique character. The proximity to the city and country makes life comfortable ... it feels good to be here!
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Oskarshamns Köpmannaförening www.okf.se
Barometern med Oskarshamns-Tidninge www.barometern.se
Oskarshamns Tourist Bureau Open hours Mon-Fri 09.30-16.30 (winter) Mon-Fri 09-18, Sat-Sun 10-15 (summer - can change without notice) Hantverksg. 18, Oskarshamn +46 491-881 88 www.oskarshamn.se/turist
Welcome to Oskarshamn
Oskarshamn is beautifully situated in the middle of Smålands coast - a region which boasts the most sunshine in the country. In addition to a fantastic coastline with solar rocks and clear blue water, you can also experience a unique farmland and our magical forests in Småland. In 1646, the fishing village Duderhultevik was made a town by resolution of Queen Kristina - which meant that Kalmar would keep the market here four times per year. Much later - in 1856 - King Oscar I appointed the city name to Oskarshamn and the origin of this good harbor began. Boats were built here very early developing trade, shipping and ship building which have marked the city throughout the years. The nature is all around Oskarshamn, you can enjoy the archipelago harmony or go out and explore the diverse cultural landscape. Or, why not stroll around the city which offers attractions, a wonderful city life and shopping opportunities. The city of Oskarshamn is surrounded by many small picturesque towns, each with its own unique character. The proximity to the city and country makes life comfortable ... it feels good to be here!
A Coastal Municipality
With over 5,400 islands in Oskarshamn Municipality, makes it Sweden's fourth-richest island municipality. The archipelago is from Tjust in the north, to Kalmarsund in the south. The Oskarshamn coast is varied, with a denser archipelago in the north and more open to the south. The Misterhults archipelago in the north,has thousands of islands and a narrow sound, and is considered as one of Sweden's best waters for kayaking. At Påskallavik in the south, you can experience the transition between the southern archipelago and the northern archipelago. But, perhaps the most spectacular and mythical is the island of Blå Jungfrun, which is a couple of miles from Oskarshamn's coast. Its' characteristic profile is visible all the way along the entire coast. Emån is one of Sweden's largest rivers. It is 22 miles long and offers both tranquil and scenic routes or wild rapids for canoeing. Lake Maren in Marströmmen is a wonderful lake for canoeing and fishing. There is also a shorter tour of the area around Gunnarsö, with a magnificent view over the island called BlåJungfrun.
See and Do
If the weather is not suitable, come visit our swimming pool. Oskarshamn Sport and Leisure Arena has something for everyone. Oskarshamns Simhall +46 491-882 10 www.oskarshamn.se/arena
Child Safe Inland Swimming - When The Sea is too Cold
Bockara Grass and sandy beaches with docks. Restrooms, Summer swimming school. Björnhult Beach with dock. Changing rooms and restrooms. Summer swimming school.Bråbo Grass and sandy beaches with docks. Changing cabin and restrooms. Forshult Sandy beach with dock, swings and slide. Restrooms. Benches, grill area.Fårbo Beach. Dock with diving tower. Swings and grill area. Restrooms. Götemaren MisterhultGrass and sandy beaches with docks. Changing rooms, restrooms, swings and grill area. Summer swimming school. Ishult Grass and sandy beaches with docks. Changing rooms and restrooms. Grill area. Summer swimming school. Krokstorp Grass and sandy beaches with docks. Restrooms.Mörtfors Grass and sandy beach. Changing rooms and restrooms. Benches and grill area. Slide.Råsvik KristdalaGrass and sandy beach. Dock with diving tower. Benches and grill area. Changing rooms and restrooms. Summer swimming school. Saxtorp BråboGrass and sandy beaches with docks. Changing rooms, restrooms and grill area. Summer swimming school.
Take a Refreshing Dip in The Baltic Sea
BredvikenTogether with camping. Grass and sandy beach. Hop Towers, restrooms and shower.Dragskär Beach. Restrooms, changing cabins, grill areas, benches. Additional beach with a handicap ramp nearby.Gunnarsö In the camping area. Access to the changingrooms, bathrooms. Outdoor swimming pool, diving tower. Both rocks and sandy beaches. Restaurant.Havslätt At the camping area. Cafeteria, minigolf, volleyball and much more. Sandy beach with dock and diving tower. Handicap Ramp. Restrooms, changing rooms, grill area, swings and benches.Klintemåla Kvarnviken Laxemar Nötö PåskallavikNext to the camping area. Grass and sandy beach with dock. Restrooms.GlovikenSandy beach with dock.Stångehamn ÅsvallesundBeach and cliff beach. Small dock and restrooms. Stångehamn BadvägenBeach and cliff beach. Restrooms.Vånevik Sandy beach, trampoline, restrooms, changing rooms, grill area and much more.
Boat Tour- Misterhults Archipelago
If you would like to see Misterhults famous archipelago, then join the boat tour "ON 87" for a 15 hour tour from Klintemåla to Örö. The tour includes an easy lunch, coffee basket and guided tour of the island. Information and booking at Oskarshamn Tourist Office .
Boat Tours - Blå Jungfrun Island
Blå Jungfrun - Blåkulla, where witches fly on their broomsticks on Maundy Thursday - it rises 86 meters above sea level. The strange granite dome clearly shows traces of the inland ice and the sea which created giant cauldrons and caves. You can go with the M / S Costa del Sol from Oskarshamn to Blå Jungfrun. Information and booking at Oskarshamn Tourist Office or Solkustturer. +46 491-197 77, +46 73-683 97 79 www.solkustturer.se
Dövestad Frälsegård - Farm and Country Shop
There is much to be done for big and little. Visit the Dövestad Farm , 8 km West of Oskarshamn. There are cats, dogs, horses, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, ducks and sheep. Horse and Carriage. You can also make your own kolbulle (pancake). +46 73-650 37 37, +46 73 650 37 38 www.gardsbutiken.com
Experience Bråbygden by Horse and Wagon
Come to Bråbygden and experience something different, exciting and beautiful! You can travel along the winding roads in a horse drawn wagon and bring along a picnic basket filled with delicacies. Aporia Hästskjuts & Skogskörning +46 491-706 76, +46 70-540 65 40
Sörviks Nature Riding
Come and experience a piece of Småland by horseback. Our calm and safe horses (Ardennes and North American) can take you out to the old cultural surroundings with everything from small red cottages to an open and varied agricultural landscape. With us you can ride all year - both on weekends and weekdays. Lars and Johanna +46 491-188 92, +46 70-949 43 76 www.sorviksnaturridning.se
Trollskogen in Dövestad (Horseriding)
Here is your opportunity to have a quiet ride and for children there are pony rides. If you are on vacation, you can board your horse with us - it will thrive in our large paddock. Sören +46 491-610 15, +46 70-592 47 15 www.dovestad.com
Lakes with Fishing Licenses
HUMMELNType of water: Inland lake with very high water quality. Fish: pike, perch, eel, burbot, and various types of white fish.BOARUMEGÖLType of water: Inland lake. Fish Species: pike, perch, crayfish, pikeperch.HÄGERNType of water: Inland lake. Fish Species: pike, perch, crayfish.STORA HÄLLESJÖNType of water: Inland lake (put and take). Boats for hire. Fish Species: rainbow trout. LILLA HÄLLESJÖNType of water: Inland lake (put and take). NOTE! Only fly-fishing from shore. Fish Species: rainbow trout.SKIRENType of water: Inland lake (fine bathing lake with beach). Boats for hire. Fish Species: rainbow trout, pike, perch, eel, burbot.FÖRSJÖNType of water: Inland lake. Boats for hire. Fish Species: pike, perch, eel, burbot.STENSJÖNType of water: Inland lake. Boats for hire. Fish Species: pike, perch, eel, burbot.EMÅN (SECTION OF EMÅN)Type of water: Smålands largest river. Fish Species: salmon, sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, pike, perch, whitefish, eel, mal NOTE! At Em private fishing.KVILLENType of water: Flowing river, section of Emån. Fish Species: sea trout, brown trout, pike, perch.MARSTRÖMMENType of water: flowing river feeding into lakes. Fish Species: sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, pike, perch, whitefish, eel.SJÖHORVANType of water: Dams. Fish Species: River Crayfish.
The Baltic Sea
Type of Water: Sea with archipelago. Fish Types: pike, perch, cod, herring, salmon, sea trout, whitefish, eel, and various types of white fish.
Figeholm - An Orderly Guest Harbor in the Middle of Society
Chart 624 SW, 6241 57-22,2 N 16-33,3 E Orderly marina, small boat marina, North of Oskarshamn in Figeholm Center. Awarded Gold Star Harbor in 2006. Port Depth: 1.5-4 m Number of moorings: 30 including 10 in the outer harbor + r / g Mooring: Bouy Troublesome wind: NE Port Host: Figeholm Boat Club. Service: Fuel (diesel and petrol), LPG, boat crane, restrooms, showers, latrine emptying, mast crane, trailer ramp, electricity, laundry, fresh water, food, restaurant, etc. +46491-31652, +46 70-373 54 46 www.fbk.nu
Klintemåla - A Pearl in Misterhults Archipelago
Chart 624 NW 57-31,1 N 16-39,1 ESmall guest harbour North of Kråkelund in Misterhult archipelago. From Strupdjupet is a marked fairway to the harbor for maximum 2.5 m draft vessels. Gold Star Harbor in 2004.Port Depth: 5 m Number of moorings: 10 Mooring: buoy Port Host: Klintemåla summer shop. Service: Fuel (diesel and petrol), restrooms and shower, electricity, fresh water, gas, food, environment station, trailer ramp, etc. +46 490-740 91
Oskarshamn, Brädholmen - City Harbor
Chart 711, 624 SW, 6241 57-16,0 N 16-27,3 EGuest harbor in Oskarshamn center. Guest moorings on both sides of the bridge to Badholmen and along the 2 floating bridges in the northern part of the harbour. Port Depth: 2-4 m Number of moorings: 80 Mooring: anchor, boom Port Host: Oskarshamns AIK. Service: Fuel (diesel and petrol), electricity, toilet and shower, latrine emptying, fresh water, food shops, restaurants, telephone, tourist information, pharmacy, bank etc. +46 70-574 79 90
Oskarshamn, Ernemar - Marine near Oskarshamn
Chart 6241 57-15,6 N 16-29,0 E Marina on the South side at the entrance to Oskarshamn. Port Depth: 2-2,5 m Number of seats: 10 + 20 r / g Mooring: buoy, boom Troublesome wind: N Port Host: Ernemar Port Economic Association. Service: Fuel (diesel and petrol), boatyard, boat-lift, boat accessories, electricity, LPG, latrine emptying, restrooms and showers, mast crane, trailer ramp, laundry, fresh water, sea bathing, exercise area, food, restaurant, etc. +46 491-174 00 Fritz Kiehl +46 491-172 15 www.ernemar.se
Påskallavik - A Quiet and Nice Guest Harbor
Chart 711 NW 57-09,7 N 16-27,9 E Small guest harbour by the quay. A shallow ground of 2.2 meters in the middle of the harbor.Port Depth: 5 m Number of moorings: 25 Mooring: buoy, anchor, alongside Troublesome wind: SE-NE Port Host: IF Stjärnan Services: Electricity, mast crane, trailer ramp, laundry, fresh water, food, restaurant, etc. +46 491-918 05 www.ifstjarnan.nu
Bockara Hembygdsgård (Heritage Farm)
Petter-Larsgården (Heritage Farm) from the 1700s and tells of life in Bockarabygden. Contact Tore Nilsson +46 491-521 61, Fritz Axelsson +46 491-521 13
You meet a living museum where daily life is told by Axel Petersson Döderhultarn (1868-1925) during his time in the village. His small sculptures made of wood, depict everyday life in Småland, in a brilliant and humorous way from around the turn of the century. Video Display - Museum Shop - handicap facilities. Döderhultar Museum, together with the Maritime Museum, is located in the center of Oskarshamn. +46 491-880 40 www.oskarshamn.se/doderhultarmuseet
Fredriksbergs Manor House
This Gustavian Manor with a history from the 1700s, is a very beautiful culture document. The Manor is maintained in it's original condition. The parade floor has an interesting mural made of fabric, magnificent tiled stoves and exquisite joinery details. The museum also has a wonderful book collection from the 1780s and one of Sweden's largest mineral collections. The cafeteria is located in the old manors kitchen. Eva-Lott Harrysson +46 491-126 77, +46 70-524 07 97 http://fredriksbergsherrgard.se
Fridhems School- and District Museum
Fridhem’s combined School Museum and District Museum are housed in a building dating from 1864, with well-preserved fixtures and fittings from the early 20th century. These include a teacher's desk/rostrum, an organ, a blackboard, abacuses, pupils’ desks, a carpenter’s bench and a unique collection of woodworking tools. The museum also has many old wall charts, posters, maps and school photos. Handicap ramp is available. Please contact Eva Tingström +46 491-44 00 04
Ishults Court House
Justice has been done in Ishult for 205 years. The first court sessions were held in 1730, and judges and lay jurors assembled for the last time in 1935. Nowadays, the Court House and prison are two notable historic buildings and museums.
Kristdala Heritage Museum
Agricultural museum with wagons and crude-oil engines. Collections of handicraft, textiles and the famous wooden Kristdala-sofas. The museum shows how people worked and lived. Candy Store. Coffee, soft drinks and ice cream. Asta Danielsson +46 491-704 50, Sören Sköld +46 491-701 42
An original tourist destination. The areas first cottage hospital where the old woman Lätt haunted and cured. Go into the little cottage, where her small bottles of medicine and "medical bag" still exists! Also, don't forget to ask us about "toothache teams."For a visit, please contact Siv Kronstål +46 492-540 39
See one of Sweden's finest marine collections. A visit to the Maritime Museum provides a fascinating insight into the development of shipping in the Oskarshamn area. A large collection of ship paintings and ship models takes you on the journey from the 900s log boat to the 1900s shipbuilding industry. +46 491-880 45 www.oskarshamn.se
Misterhults Heritage Museum
The Old Heritage Museum gives an insight into how the archipelago population lived before. The 16 decorated buildings shows various trades and handicrafts which existed in the district. Contact Albert Svenson +46491-44 10 33, Nils-Gunnar Pettersson +46 491-312 27
Naturum Bråbo & Bråbygden
The exhibition provides understanding of the unique and well-farmed landscape. There is also a reference library and a garden with typical plants from Bråbo. Bråbygdens Intresseförening +46 491-711 41 www.brabygden.se
Oskarshamns Printing Museum
See the old composing room where you can create signs, invitation cards, business cards, wedding cards, etc. Learn to tie up your books, cook books, or make your own notebooks. In the hand printing presses, you can press your print which you have made and collated. See the envelope machine, the only one of its kind in Sweden, with emblems and then glued to the finished envelope. For more information or school visits please contact Ingvar Larsson. +46 491-816 46 email@example.com
Stonemasonry Museum Vånevik & Näset
Wander through the rock history on scenic culture nature trails. Climb into a Stonemasonry home from the 1930s.
The Biological Museum in Oskarshamn
The Biological Museum in Oskarshamn operates on a non-profit basis by the Biological Society of Oskarshamn. The museum includes botanical,as well as zoological collections. The most extensive is the botanical collections, herbarium OHN. The collection has about 187,000 objects divided into different groups, mainly collected from 1850 and onwards. The zoological collections are more limited and consists mainly of insects, birds and smaller mammals. In association to the museum are projects for monitoring endangered plant species and the inventory of Smålands flora. Therefore, the museum is a documentation center for flora and vegetation. A small portion of the collections are kept on display and otherwise are available for study and research. We can also offer assistance in identifying plants. For more information or visiting, contact Åke Rühling. +46 491-771 61 www.bimon.se
The Döderhultarn Studio
Döderhultarn rented a room on the second floor of Charadotes little house on Garvargatan 9 in Oskarshamn from 1907 until his death in 1925. The picturesque bachelor-styled room served as home and studio. Here, he created world famous sculptures of fellow humans and pets with his simple tools. The Sculpture Collection is displayed at Döderhultar Museum. Contact Magnus Ekstrand +46 491-186 55
Blå Jungfrun- A National Park in Kalmar Sound
The legendary island of Blå Jungfrun - Blåkulla - rises 86 meters above sea level in the middle Kalmar Sound and has always tempted people's curiosity since the beginning. Find traveling Easter witches on their broomsticks - according to the old tradition. You can go by boat from Oskarshamn to the Blå Jungfrun National Park and then on a reconnaissance among giant cauldrons and caves. Take a lap around the exciting maze and try to find answers to questions that have caused headaches for many. www.naturvardsverket.se
Lake Målsjön, also called Little Tåkern, has long been known as an area with a rich bird life. The meadows at Lake Målsjön are unique and have a high conservation value under the County Administrative Board of Kalmar County. The old village of Röstorp, already mentioned in the 1500s, is an attraction in itself. The lake has only one bird tower and a hiking path.
Oskarshamns Municipality has 13 nature reserves.Furön – The island is 10 km East of Oskarshamns urban center.Fårhagsberget – Next to Lake Hammarsjön.Hammarsebo brandfält – From Bohultsby towards HällesjöarnaHumlenäs – Road 47 towards KristdalaKrokshult – The road between Kristdala and MörlundaMalghult – Private road from Malghults Village.Misterhults skärgård – From South of blankaholm to the North of OKGSkrikebo – Private road from Skrikebo VillageStenhagen – The Western part of FigeholmStorö – The island is 6 km South Oskarshamn and 3 km N PåskallavikTalldungen – North of MisterhultVirbo with Ekö skärgård – 10 km North OskarshamnÄngsmossen – 14 km WNW Misterhults Church
Runnö is an island with a long history and was already mentioned in 1300, in connection with Valdemars segelled. The island is 580 hectares and almost completely round which maybe why it is named the "Round Island". The nature differs geologically and biotope from the surrounding archipelago. Geologically remarkable because it consists of Cambrian Sandstone. The island is generally flat and overgrown with sparse pine forest and lichen. When you walk down any of the island's old roads, you will see in many places how the rocks formed. There are two villages on the western side of the island, Sörgården and Norrgården. Through the villages, there are ten farms along one road. Eel fishing has been the main industry but agriculture plays a part on a small regional scale. There is no regular service to Runnö but in Sörgården, there is a public dock for visiting boats.
Besväret & Fnyket
Walk on the narrow cobblestone streets in Oskarshamn's oldest district. Enjoy the dazzling gardens and the well preserved wooden houses from the 1800s. Want to know more about the neighborhood, you can book a city tour through the tourist office.
Built in 1863 and has operated since then. There are also remarkable Icon Paintings. For visits, see "Fridhems School and District Museum".
The Sculptor Arvid Källströms home and workplace for 30 years. Among the sculptures in the garden is a six-meter-long artwork called "Venus" and the singing sculpture "Vindorgel" (Wind Organ). Art exhibitions and coffee served during the summer. Association Källströmsgården +46 491-910 08 http://user.tninet.se/~xqq839y/kallstromsgarden.html
Misterhults Wayfarer Church
In Misterhults Church, a Wayfarer Church, from the 1700s, you can find many strange objects, such a medieval altar cabinet with St. Olof, a triumph crucifix dated to the 1300s, and a remarkable so called Madonna Case, a sculpture representing Mary and baby Jesus. For more information contact Pastors Office. +46 491-320 01
Stop by and see Snäckedal one of Sweden's most remarkable areas from the Bronze Age. Ancient remains consisting of large stone settlements and many monumental Cairns in a 100 hectares area. The largest Cairn has a diameter of 24 meters and one of the ship-shaped rock formations is 40x7 meters. The sizes and number of graves suggest that the area played a central role during the Bronze Age because of the sea's entrance.
Stensjö Village goes far back in time. Enjoy the old cultural landscape around the village with original buildings from 1700 - and 1800's. www.vitterhetsakad.se/egendomar/stensjo_by/upptack.html
The Long Sofa
Stop and enjoy the view from the world's oldest and longest sofa. The Long Sofa was built in 1867 and is 72 meters long. Here you can see Furön and Blå Jungfrun in the distance and feel the sea life atmosphere.
The building was built in the National Romantic style in 1913. Enjoy the magnificent scenery with a guided tour during the summer.
Archipelago Tours by RIB Boat
Skipper Marcus Höglund offers boat trips in a speedy RIB Boat - up to 12 persons for businesses, groups, the adventurous... or are you just curious about Småland coastal archipelago? Tours are tailored to the clients' needs! Information and reservations Marcus Höglund +46 70-44 45 708 www.kustupplevelser.nu
Archipelago Tours for the Handicapped and Elderly
The pontoon boat, P / B Holger, provides those with disabilities the chance to see the wonderful archipelago. Specialized for the disabled, regardless of age, and older people with limited mobility whom normally cannot access a boat, but would like to see the beautiful archipelago around Figeholm. Information and reservations Holger Hägg +46 491-310 73
Archipelago Tours with Shrimp - Oskarshamns Archipelago
Take a tour of Oskarshamn's Southern archipelago. The M/S Costa del Sol takes you along Enegatan down to Vånevik. You can also enjoy eating shrimp while touring Oskarshamns Southern archipelago along Enegatsleden with an hour stop at Näset. Reservations via Oskarshamn Tourist Office or Solkustturer AB. Even charters. +46 491-197 77, +46 73-683 97 79 www.solkustturer.se
Oskarshamns Canoe och Sport Club+46 70-689 20 26, reservations +46 73-076 65 00Gunnarsö Semesterby via Ostkustens Activity Center +46 70-693 74 87, +46 70-693 74 89Klintemåla Summer Boutique+46 490-740 91
Canoe Rentals - Guided Tours
Ostkustens Activity Center+46 70-693 74 87, +46 70-693 74 89Påskallavik Kajak rentals and organizes courses and tours.070-549 36 59 www.paskallavik-kajak.se
The community of Mörtfors has an old fine ancestry. In 1919, a bathing house and guest house were built. The old buildings, arched bridges and walking trails remind us of the happy days that made Mörtfors a very unique and relaxing environment from the turn of the century. Mörtfors Guesthouse offers small cabins and dining. The Ostkustleden Hiking Trail passes through the community.
Oskarshamns Art Hall
A varied range of exhibitions for both children and adults. Arts, crafts, history and science exhibitions and much more. Image showrooms - art shop - handicap facilities. +46 491-880 38
Welcome to the world's smallest factory which makes the world's longest candles! Since the early 1800s, we have produced vaxstaplar (wax piles) and the tradition has been carried on year after year. +46 491-320 16 http://welcome.to/vaxljus
Äspölaboratoriet (Underground Laboratory)
At Äspölaboratoriet, North of Oskarshamn, is one of Sweden's deepest exhibitions. Go down almost 500 meters and see how used nuclear fuel looks at this futuristic repository. Age Requirement: 7+. www.skb.se/urberg500
Tolvskillingsmarknaden (market) – last Saturday in May.Hamnfestivalen (festival) - middle of July.The Offshore Race - JulyOskarshamnsFesten (festival) - a Saturday during the fall. For more events, visit www.oskarshamn.se/evenemang
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