In Kalmar, east of Småland, you find the beautiful Baltic island of Öland, which annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from both home and abroad. It is one of our absolute favorite destinations, and it is not particularly surprising given that it is one of the sunniest places in the country and has much to offer its visitors.
Unlike e.g. Gotland you won't need to take a ferry to go heme. From Kalmar on the mainland, you drive over the 7 km long Öland bride. The island is Sweden's smallest province so no matter where your house is located it will not take long before you can pack up your bags and start the holiday properly.
On Öland, there are a lot of holiday homes, but be sure to start the planning in time, in order to get your dream home. Since the island is long and narrow, it is nowhere more than a few kilometers to the nearest beach, where you can enjoy swimming and playing in the blue water or the warm sand.
You can divide the island into a southern and northern part. The southern part offers a more quiet atmosphere with secluded natural beaches. Something you should not miss here is the Stora Alvaret, an area of limestone barren plain, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage that actually make up a quarter of the island and adorn it with an incredibly beautiful fauna. For Scandinavia unique orchids can be found here and if you put your mind to having a little imagination, you can probably find that the heath is somewhat reminiscent of the moon.
On Öland's southern tip, we have the nature reserve Ottenby. Yearly, at the end of the season, ornithologists from all over the world come here to study birds.
The northern part of the island is characterized by its long white sandy beaches and the wide palette of summer workshops, cafes and family attractions. Öland Zoo is an example of something that certainly appeals to most families and children. It features besides just an animal park a water park and small fun fair. Up north the popular resort of Borgholm is located, whose population, which usually count to around 3000 inhabitants, will multiplied during the summer months. Enjoy the idyllic atmosphere in the harbor and breathe in the fresh air.
The picturesque fishing village Byxelkrok is situated on the northern tip of the island. Enjoy the restaurants and be served the day's catch. But the village has more than that to be proud of. During the summer season, boats traffic to the island of Blå Jungfrun ("Virgin Blue"), which is a nature reserve and what in stories is referred to as "Blå Kulla". In according to folklore, witches flew here on broomsticks during Maundy Thursday to celebrate the witches' sabbath with the Devil. On the island, we advise you to follow two important rules: do not bring stones or anything at all as a souvenir with you back and please do not destroy the stone maze or move the stones in it. Maybe it's just superstition, but it is said that some people have got into trouble in life after doing any of this.
Here you will find our selection of holiday accommodation on Öland as well as information about this southern island in the Eastern sea. Safely and conveniently, you can book your very own, personal, private holiday home or apartment on Öland. If you want to bringa a dog or other pets, if you put the emphasis on extra comfort, a accommodation on Öland by the sea, maybe a holiday home with sauna or pool, an accommodation in secluded location, an flat in the city of Borgholm, senior adapted housing or corporate housing accommodations on Öland. - here you will find what you are looking for. Use our extended search engine to find your particular holiday home with boat, at the beach or lake, large houses for more than one family or large groups. If you want to spend your Öland vacation with friends you are able to use the map function to find several accommodations close together. Through the map you see the location, the surroundings, and usually a street view. Welcome to get an overview to prepare yourselves for what to expect at your accommodation on the beautiful island of Öland.