Öland is a sunny summer destination attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer. The island has a permanent population of about 26,000 and is found in the Baltic Sea.
The narrow Kalmar Strait lies between Öland and mainland Sweden, spanned by the Öland Bridge. Borgholm is the biggest town on the romantic island of Öland.
How to Get to Öland:
You can't book a flight going directly to Öland island, but there is an airport in Kalmar, Sweden, just east of the island.
An alternative is taking the ferry to Öland. This car and passenger ferry runs between Oskarshamn and Byxelkrok during the summer months.
Accommodation on Öland:
Things to Do on Öland:
- Borgholm Castle
- Källa gamla kyrka, the 12th century church
- Karlevistenen, Öland's 10th century runestone
- The Midsummer Festival
- Öland's Sun and Water Festival
- The annual harvest festival Skördefest in September