Anglestue Grottor – A Magical Playground In Nature

Whether you are looking for an easy stroll in the woods, or a sheltered interesting place for a fika, or a great place for children to play, you will not be disappointed with Anglestue Grottor.  Some very intriguing naturally formed caves and rock falls.  The easy walk from the car park does not detract from the feeling you are in …

Utklippan – Simplicity, Seals, & Sunsets

Utklippan is Sweden’s southern most set of islands. I consists of a pair of islands named  Norraskär and Södraskär.  The islands are very low lying and there is a harbour in between them.  The main feature of Utklippan is its lighthouse.  The buildings on Södraskär are where the lighthouse keepers and their families lived from 1840 to 1972. There has …

Kristianopel – 7 Things To Do

Kristianopel is a small town right on the south eastern edge of the southern Swedish county of Blekinge.  Kristianopel is quaint and beautiful.  In the summer it has fragrant rambling roses, wandering tourists exploring, and boats bobbing in the harbour.  There are beautiful wooden Swedish houses to look at, and some are quite ornate as they are old.  Kristianopel was once …

Hiking Kungsleden – The Mountains Of Arctic Sweden

Kungsleden is a stunning hiking trail in the north of Sweden.  It is around 440km long in its entirety, but many people, like we did, choose a section of it to hike.  Kungsleden runs from Abisko at the northern end, to Hemavan at the southern end.  During the winter months it becomes a ski trail, impassable in walking boots.  I was up here in the …

Långasjönäs Naturreservat – Lakes & Woodlands

Långasjönäs Naturreservat is inland from the coast.  This gives it a little more protection from the elements compared to the archipelago areas of Blekinge county in southern Sweden. It consists of around 10 lakes dotted around woodlands, making the scenery and landscape views very beautiful.  The largest lake, Långasjönäs, has sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters making it the perfect …

Hästhallen – Bronze Age Carvings In Blekinge

The first time we visited Hästhallen we were studying the Bronze Age in our home education studies, and we couldn’t believe our luck that we had such a source of history not too far from us.  Not only that, but you could just turn up, it wasn’t overcrowded (we were the only ones in that wood), it was free with no exhorbitant …

Gö Naturreservat – Indulge Your Senses In Nature

Gö naturreservat is situated in the southern Swedish county of Blekinge.  It is one of our favourite places to spend a few hours or a whole day, whatever the season.  We have been wild camping, cooked outdoors on some of the fire pits and baked cinnamon bread, hunted for geocaches, paddled in its shallows, and climbed up several of its trees.  Gö is one of …