From cosmopolitan cities to stunning seascapes, Blekinge County offers a huge range of experiences. The county is nicknamed the “Garden of Sweden” and boasts a lush interior characterised by rolling fields and sun-dappled forests. On the coast, you’ll find white-sand beaches, picturesque fishing villages and more than 1,600 islands and skerries just waiting to be discovered.
Things to do in Blekinge Lan
Be dazzled by beautiful Baroque buildings in Karlskrona. The entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts some of the best-preserved Baroque buildings in Europe. A pair of magnificent Baroque churches tower over Stortorget, the city’s impressive main square.
Book a guided boat tour of Kungsholms Fort and learn about the city’s military heritage. Built around a circle-shaped harbour, the naval fortress was founded in the 1600s and is still used by the Swedish military.
Brush up on local history at the Blekinge Museum. It’s housed in a resplendent Baroque palace and showcases an incredible collection of art, antiques and archeological objects. From Iron Age swords to contemporary paintings, you’ll be amazed at the diversity of the collection. Walk around the Baroque-style garden and enjoy lunch in the sunny courtyard café.
From scenic hikes in Lister’s Head Nature Reserve to canoe trips on the Mörrumsån River, there are plenty of ways to connect with nature in Blekinge County. Tackle bite-sized sections of the 270-kilometre-long Blekingeleden Trail or rent a sea kayak and explore hidden bays, islands and skerries on the Karlskrona Archipelago.
Embrace Sweden’s famous “fika” coffee culture in Karlshamn. The city boasts excellent cafes where you can sip espresso and enjoy rich “kladdkaka” chocolate cake and sticky cinnamon buns. Stroll around the lively Cultural Quarter and admire warehouses built by wealthy merchants in the 18th century. Visit museums dedicated to a range of topics, including the city’s legendary tobacco industry and its famous “punsch” liqueur.
Getting around Blekinge Lan
Get around Blekinge County by car, train and bus. All towns and cities in Blekinge County are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Ferries connect the mainland with offshore islands. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore Blekinge County at your own pace.