Southeastern Sweden

At Sandvik on the west coast, about 30km north of Borgholm, this Dutch-style windmill is one of the largest in the world. In summer, you can climb its seven storeys for good views across to the mainland. The rustic restaurant serves the local speciality, lufsa (baked pork and potato; 75kr); and there’s an adjacent pizzeria (pizzas from 80kr).

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1. Källa kyrka

5.12 MILES

This atmospheric church, at a little harbour about 36km northeast of Borgholm, off Rd 136, is a fine example of Öland’s medieval fortified churches. The…

2. Blå Jungfrun National Park

12.03 MILES

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3. Neptuni åkrar

13.14 MILES

On the far north of Öland's western edge, this beautiful reserve is famed for its spread of blue viper’s bugloss flowers in early summer.

4. Lyckesand

15.37 MILES

One of the island’s best beaches, known for it's long stretches of fine white sand and calm waters.

5. Solliden Palace

16.19 MILES

Sweden’s most famous ‘summer house’, Solliden Palace, 2.5km south of Borgholm town centre, is still used by the Swedish royals. Its exceptional gardens…

6. Borgholms Slott

16.45 MILES

Northern Europe’s largest ruined castle, Borgholms Slott looms just south of town. This epic limestone structure was burnt and abandoned early in the 18th…

7. Gärdslösa Kyrka

17.22 MILES

On the east coast, about 13km southeast of Borgholm, is Gärdslösa kyrka, the best-preserved medieval church (1138) on Öland.

8. Kulturhuset

20.19 MILES

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