Karlskrona - our proud city
Drop anchor in Karlskrona, the city that was founded in 1680, when Karl XI decided to establish the country's new naval base here.
More than 300 years later the Naval base is still here in Karlskrona - the city where old meets new and tradition meets innovation. In 1998, Karlskrona gained World Heritage Status by UNESCO.
Try something new and discover new places! Have you been camping on a deserted island or walked along the Blekinge trail? Don't miss the opportunities for new experiences this summer.
ARK56, which is a network of trails for kayaking, hiking and cycling through the UNESCO biosphere reserve Blekinge Arkipelag. You choose whether you want to experience nature and culture on foot, by bike, in kayak or by boat. 13 hubs link the trails and offer food, accommodation and experiences.
By bike in Karlskrona
The cycling in Karlskrona is amazing! Head off on unknown roads using GPS, experience The Garden of Sweden or take your bike on an archipelago boat and visit some of our hundreds of islands.
World class fishing
Have you always dreamed of catching that monster pike, or are you simply attracted by the peace and quiet as you cast your line in the first light of dawn? Karlskrona offers you both options!
Go fishing on your own or with a guide in one of Sweden's best fishing waters! Get help from our skilled operators, which offers many good and exciting packages.
The archipelago is a perfect place to relax, recharge and just be. Self or together. No requirements, no musts - just be.
Sweden's southernmost archipelago is composed of 1,650 islands, skerries and islets - from Hasslö in the west to Utlängan in the east. Savour blue days of wind, water, salt splashed rocks and glorious bays for bathing. Discover this chain of ilsands in your own way.
Activities for children and family
Tips on activities free of charge, for children and families! We have gathered tips and inspiration for outings suited for families.
Forty-three red cottages with white knots, waving flags and a bright blue sea. Where have you seen it before? Well, the most Swedish and perhaps the most widespread motif of all can be found here in lovely Karlskrona - on the small island of Brändaholm. Karlskrona idyllic allotment cottages from the 1920s.
The Admiralty Church Ulrica Pia
The Admiralty Church is only five years younger than the city itself and was inaugurated in 1685 as a temporary measure, while waiting for a larger stone church. To the delight of us this unique wooden church was never demolished. Come and meet The Old Man Rosenbom, Karlskrona’s most famous inhabitant – lift his hat and drop in a donation! You will also find a statue of Nils Holgersson here.