Gotland + Oskarshamn

Over the years, the majestic Gotland ferry has come to be a natural feature of Oskarshamn. 2019 is no exception. There will in fact be even more trips across the Baltic. We will also be bringing Gotland’s national sport to the mainland.

Eyes on the prize

You’ll have seen her in the papers, on TV and in tennis tournaments throughout Europe. But it’s in Oskarshamn that 24-year-old Rebecka Sternisa Bellander feels most at home. Her profile is higher than ever this year, with major preparations for the Paralympics and her involvement in TV4’s sports programme Vinnarskallar.

The perfect ambassador

Love brought her to Sweden. First to Kristdala and then to Oskarshamn. Natalya Denysenko now spends much of her day helping other new arrivals. An ideal guide and the perfect ambassador for Oskarshamn.

Hands in the air, this is where it’s at!

Oskarshamn has always enjoyed a rich cultural life. We’ve had everything from choir and rock festivals, to major folk festivals in the attractive harbour area. Now the city’s cultural life has grown even more, and there’ll be a great deal on offer in summer 2019.

The enigmatic isle

She emerges above the horizon, as you look out to sea from Oskarshamn: the mythical, enigmatic island of Blå Jungfrun. Stunning countryside and a tranquillity that is rarely to be found.
“A trip to Blå Jungfrun promises a wonderful experience in all its simplicity,” says Åse Möller, who works as a guide on the island in the summer.

The family that locks people up

The heading may sound both frightening and confusing. But it’s not as bad as it looks. Marika Karlstad and her husband Marcus and brother Matts Bergsten have created one of Oskars-hamn’s most popular experiences: Jailbreak Oskarshamn – an escape game.

Where eagles fly

Success! A word that exactly describes SVT’s series ‘Eagles’. And the fact that it has also given Oskarshamn a huge amount of publicity can only be a good thing. Born in Oskarshamn, filmmaker Stefan H Lindén is delighted by the audience’s response.

Sun, sea and sand

When you’re living in a coastal town, everything has some kind of link to the water. Maybe you just enjoy swimming or fishing, or perhaps your greatest joy is venturing out onto the big blue in some form of vessel. Oskarshamn has plenty of opportunities for enjoying everything that the coast has to offer.

A passion for delicious food

Always service with a smile and always food prepared so lovingly that it’s practically overflowing. Annika Melkersson and Victor Nilsson’s concept has become a huge success. And the recipe for success? Teamwork!

Active family

If there were more hours in the day, the Högström family would most likely spend them doing more exercise. You won’t find a better example of an active family. But in all honesty, it’s not just about training. There’s also time for a bit of beer in between sessions.

Suggestions for families

In Oskarshamn, there are lots of different activities to suit children of different ages, to make your stay in Oskarshamn easier you will find here our top tips for families.

Waiting for the ferry

Are you in Oskarshamn and are waiting for the ferry to depart? Then we have gathered tips for you on what to do.

The fantastic archipelago

As many may be aware, the archipelago is almost unique to Scandinavia, and in Oskarshamn we are fortunate to have access to one of Sweden’s 14 archipelagos, namely Misterhult Archipelago. 

The East Coast Trail

For 160 km, Ostkustleden winds its way through the Municipality of Oskarshamn, through the forests, beside the lakes and along the coastal strip. The trail is divided into 8 legs of around 20 km each, and at the end of each stretch there is an overnight cabin where you can gather new strength. The first leg begins at Lilla Hycklinge, and that tends to be where people set out from. At the Tourist Information in Oskarshamn, (tel +46 (0)491-77072) you can buy a special map, where the entire trail is marked out. The map is printed on stone paper, a very strong and waterproof material. 

Stensjö by

Enjoy the old cultural landscape that surrounds the unchanged village with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The cluster of red-painted houses lis in a bright, open landscape, with small winding gravel roads and miles of dry stone walls. Enjoy one of the shorter hiking trails through the stunning surroundings.