The historical province Blekinge with nearly 3,000 square kilometers in southern Sweden is one of the smallest in the entire country. In the north, the border runs to Smaland and Skane (Scania) in the west. In the south and east the province borders beautiful coastlines with picturesque archipelagos.
Blekinge in Sweden
With approximately 152,000 inhabitants Blekinge not always belonged to Sweden, but was as well as the provinces of Skane and Halland until 1658 in Danish hands. Capital of the province is Karlskrona, which doubles as the third largest city of Sweden. Other important cities are Karlshamn, Solvesborg, Olofstrom and Ronneby. Both Karlskrona and Karlshamn are since the 17th century port cities, which represent important bases for the Swedish navy. Even for trade, both cities have become indispensable.
Holiday & Travel in Blekinge
Blekinge is a typical Swedish province, small fishing villages on the coast, lakes and especially many archipelago induce year many tourists to spend their holidays there. The typical Swedish red wooden houses not only give residents of Blekinge a sunny home. They are also cozy cottages and inns for visitors from all over the world.
The idyll in the countryside can relax stressed city dwellers and offers pure relaxation. The rivers Lyckebyan, Ronnebyan and Morrumsan are suitable for short or long trips on the water.
Fishing and water sports can be practice or learn both in the Baltic Sea as well as in the many inland waters. Courses for or guided hikes are offered throughout the province and can be booked online or on site. Golfers, as everywhere in Sweden, can access a large selection of beautiful golf courses in the countryside or in the city.
The cities in the province, with its many pedestrian areas are a great way to get to know the respective city life for a walk or shopping. Who is not so good on foot, can borrow a bike and explore nature, cities and area while cycling for themselves.
Music lovers should take note of summer months; there are usually many summer festivals.