Top things to do in Southern Öland

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Southern Öland


If you can’t picture how the ring forts looked in their prime, take a trip to Eketorp. The site has been partly reconstructed to show typical fortified villages in medieval times. Children will love the scampering p…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Southern Öland

Mysinge Hög

The biggest single monument amid the ancient grave fields of Mysinge and Gettlinge is Bronze Age tomb Mysinge hög, 4km east of Mörbylånga, from where there are views of almost the whole World Heritage site.
Fortress in Southern Öland


The vast Ismantorp fortress, with the remains of 88 houses and nine mysterious gates, is deep in the woods, about 20km northeast of Ölands Djurpark. Drive north to Rälla and take a right on Högsrumsvägen; keep follo…
Fortress in Southern Öland


The largest Iron Age ring fort in Sweden, Gråborg was built as the Roman Empire was crumbling. Its impressively monumental walls measure 640m around, even though much of the stonework was plundered for later housing…
Landmark in Southern Öland

Öland’s Southernmost Point

Öland’s southernmost point is a stark, striking spectacle of epic sky, sea and rock-strewn pastures. A nature reserve almost surrounded by sea, it’s justifiably popular with birdwatchers. There’s a free Naturum, a g…
Nature Reserve in Southern Öland

Stora Alvaret

Birds, insects and flowers populate the striking limestone plain of Stora Alvaret. Birdwatching is best in May and June, which is also when the Alvar’s rock roses and rare orchids burst into bloom. The plain occupie…
Archaeological Site in Southern Öland


The ancient grave field of Gettlinge, together with similar site Mysinge, stretches for kilometres on the ridge alongside the main Mörbylånga–Degerhamn road. The fields include burial sites and standing stones from …
Cafe in Southern Öland

Gärdby Kafe

Take a sidestep to this heart-warming cafe, which dates from the 1920s and oozes old-fashioned charm with its dazzling, white, stripped-back tearooms and expansive garden with well-weathered sculptures and randomly …
Museum in Southern Öland


This is the best open-air museum on Öland; basically a traditional farming village on the east coast at Långlöt, its quaint cottages are fully furnished. There’s hay in the mangers and slippers by the door; it’s so …
Harbour in Southern Öland

Gräsgård Harbour

On the east coast, about 5km north of Eketorp, Gräsgårds Fiskehamn is somewhat smelly little fishing harbour where a vendor sells fish and chips. A little further north, there’s an 11th-century rune stone at Seby, a…