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 …

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 …

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 …

My Top 11 Places To Visit in Blekinge Nature (So Far!)

Throughout our first two years of living in Blekinge, southern Sweden, we have explored a lot of islands and nature reserves in a bid to learn about the area we live in.  It was very hard to whittle the list down to 11 places to visit in Blekinge, and there are many other places we have visited which have been beautiful …

Karlskrona Marinmuseum – Discover Swedish Naval History

Karlskrona Marinmuseum offers an in depth look at Swedish naval history.  The museum is currently free, and is well worth a visit if you are in Karlskrona, in Southern Sweden.  It is housed in a lovely building, and done really well with lots of interactive features for children (and buttons to press for twin 1, who if he ever came …

Discover The Blekinge Archipelago – Explore The Islands

Blekinge, our part of Sweden, has an archipelago made up of 1650 islands, skerries, and islets.  Since April we have spent 4 months exploring the Blekinge archipelago and in total we have visited 16 islands.  We have caught many boats, and had a lot of fun in the process.  The fabulous summer weather made the adventures much easier for us, …

Discover Tjärö – Take A 12m Leap Of Faith!

We are lucky enough to live in southern Sweden.  Blekinge, our part of Sweden, has an archipelago made up of 1650 islands, skerries, and islets.  With the great transport system of archipelago boats, and county buses (we moved from the UK where buses were a little hit and miss!!), exploring the archipelago is very easy.  We started exploring our archipelago …

Discover Karön – A Swiss Style Summer Retreat

We are lucky enough to live in southern Sweden.  Blekinge, our part of Sweden, has an archipelago made up of 1650 islands, skerries, and islets.  With the great transport system of archipelago boats, and county buses (we moved from the UK where buses were a little hit and miss!!), exploring the archipelago is very easy.  We started exploring our archipelago a …