In Touch with Nature

With an endless number of activities related to nature and sustainability, a visit to Blekinge will allow you to enjoy its great outdoors to the fullest while discovering the art of slow and environmentally friendly travel. The area is home to the unique Blekinge archipelago that boasts over 800 islands and is considered a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

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…on Foot

…by Bike

…on the Water

The right of public access
The right of public access means that everyone can move freely in the Swedish nature, roaming the forests and countryside. But remember, you may not camp where there is no conducted agriculture or too close to residential buildings. Bonfire is allowed when there is no fire ban. Choose a safe place and never ever on bare rock as it is not allowed. You may pick mushrooms, berries and flowers in the forest. However some species are protected and must not be picked.  Read More
Are there any dangerous animals?
Did you know Sweden is 1 572 km from the north end to the south? While the far north is sparsely populated, with a colder climate and forests deep and vast, the south – where Blekinge lies – is the exact opposite.

This applies to the fauna too. The inhabitants of the forest are mainly small deer, hare, fox, lynx and boar – and some moose.

All of which are very wary of humans and will flee if sensing humans nearby.

What about mosquitos?
Nobody likes mosquitos.

They appear in Blekinge as well as in any other area with lake waters and creeks, appearing in normal amounts and depending on weather. If you want to maximize protection from mosquitos and ticks, there are various products to choose from in Swedish pharmacies.

And if you may have heard tales of large amounts of mosquitos – it is only true in the far north of Sweden.

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Eriksberg Vilt & Natur is the largest safari park in the Nordic region where deer, visors, wild boar and mouflon sheep cohabit harmoniously and mingle freely with visitors. In Eriksberg, you are more than just a spectator on a safari – you have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into and experience the genuine nature and wildlife of Blekinge up close.

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Nature and Animal packages

Enjoy your personal salmon journey at Mörrums Kronolaxen or get to know Scandinavian birds on a Safari at Eriksberg Vilt & Natur.

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Discover Blekinge’s flora and fauna while staying at Dragsö’s Camping near Karlskrona. This campsite is all about living close to the sea and experiencing Blekinge’s wildlife up close. Dragsö offers various activities such as fishing trips and canoeing, while being located only a few kilometres from Blekinge’s capital.

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Hop on your Bike

Karlskrona is the undisputed cycling capital of the Blekinge area. An endless amount of bike paths run through Blekinge and provide the perfect opportunity to explore the archipelago and its surroundings.

Make sure to visit Kustvägen Sydost’s unique shops selling regional products manufactured by craftsmen, ranging from silversmiths to boatbuilders.

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Sydostleden is a 43 kilometre long bike trail in southern Sweden that allows you to experience Sweden’s diverse nature from the saddle of your bike. Since the south-eastern part of the route is divided into seven stages, it is easy to tailor your cycling trip to your needs. Choose to ride along a longer or shorter section of the route or combine several.

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Hiking and Biking Packages

Get to know Blekinge on a 5 day Bike-tour or combine hiking & biking on an adventures 4 day weekend trip with Blekinge Outdoor.

Or you can join an amazing bicycle safari amongst the wildlife in Eriksberg!

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Kustvägen Sydost leads you along the coast past farm shops selling organic products and homemade specialties, cosy cottages and restaurants, focusing entirely on your well being. There are many things to discover along the route, from unusual rock formations to bird watching grounds and small ports reminiscent of this area’s fishing history.

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If you want to set out on your own adventure, Paddelkompaniet offers various canoes and kayaks for hire at their rental in Järnavik. The rental has been around for over 25 years and has also developed an amazing canoe route at Ronnebyån. Discover the wilderness of Blekinge from the inside and paddle through narrow rivers and secluded bays.

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Wonderful Water Packages

Take the unique opportunity to experience the Swedish archipelago with Paddelkompaniet or experience the Biosphere Reserve by Kayaking.

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If you would like a bit of guidance, Olofströms Kanotcentral offers a variety of canoe trips and packages to help you make the most of your holiday. Explore the world of water sports or simply enjoy a relaxing weekend in Blekinge’s great outdoors. There are packages for all ages and experiences, with routes ranging from an hour to a week. The routes are within the Halen area, a nature reserve near Olofström with over 200 lakes and lush forests.

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A perfect opportunity to try out water sports and leisure activities is the paddle festival in Tjärö from the 13th – 15th of September. During the Tjäröfestivalen you can participate in various courses and learn sea kayaking, greenland paddling and much more. There are also different workshops, yoga classes, hiking tours and live music. Spend the night close by at Tjärö Hotell and Vandrarhem. This property will charm you with 18th and 19th century buildings and beautiful garden views. There is an excellent restaurant on the premises that will spoil you with local nutritious and environmentally sustainable food.

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A special occasion to dive right into Blekinge’s diversity will come around on the first weekend of June, where ARK56 will inaugurate a variety of connected coastal trails, hiking trails and bike paths as well as kayaking and boat routes. Blekingeleden will be reopened as part of Blekinge Outdoor Festival, with several new trails and routes. The festival programme includes lots of interesting lectures, unique exhibitors and a variety of activities you can be part of.

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Download our digital travel guide and learn more about Blekinge

Welcome to Blekinge! It’s a compact, enchanting and beautiful destination in surprisingly close proximity to multiple locations across Germany. Enjoy island-hopping, sunbathing on archipelago cliffs and sandy beaches, lakes, the wilderness and thick forests interspersed with bright green meadows. Did you know that the sun also shines a few more hours here than in other places in Sweden? Well, that will make your stay even better. Explore the historic naval base: it’s part of the maritime World Heritage. Taste the locally produced food, experience music, arts, crafts and things to do for the whole family.

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