What makes an excursion really successful? Do you sometimes feel a little stressed that the holiday feels short and you want to catch up with as much as possible? In addition, everyone in the holiday party should feel satisfied. An equation that is not always easy to solve. No matter what you want to do most of all, we can promise that the excursions we recommend provide memories for life.
Day trip treasures 2. Böda
Böda parish is one of Öland's largest parishes and extends from the community Böda all the way up to Öland's northernmost tip. In the village there is a café, summer shops and a grocery store.
A small and cosy marina. This was once a large and important fishing harbour. Today it is mostly a popular tourist destination with its restaurants, pub and stopover spots for campervans. Enjoy a stroll down the pier and feel the fresh sea breeze.
The Böda bay
The bathing areas at Fagerör, Homrevet, Lyckesand and Böda Sand together make up the Böda bay. The almost 20 km long sandy beach is sometimes called Öland's Riviera and is one of Sweden's most popular beaches. It attracts many visitors, but there is plenty of space for everyone along this outstretched beach. And there is no risk that the white sand runs out. The northbound currents constantly replenish the bay with sand. The area north of the beach is best enjoyed following the trails and paths which will lead you through a pine tree landscape with an almost magical touch.
Welcome to a varied eco-park with lime-rich meadow stable forests and with a variety of orchids, barren sand moors with storm-twisted pines and fertile deciduous groves. Within the area, which stretches from Böda to the northern cape, there are several hiking and biking trails.
The area around Skäftekärr is very rich in archaeological findings. Here you will find the remains of a chieftain's long-house from the Iron Age, which was reconstructed in 1999. During the summer months, there is a café and guided tours at the former forester's homestead from the 1860s. The museum next door has a fossil exhibition which is open during high season. Enjoy a stroll in the park that surrounds the estate. There are about 140 exotic species of trees in the botanical garden.
Rosendal is located a couple of kilometers north of Skäftekärr and is Öland's best-preserved Iron Age village, with a total of 14 house foundations and fencing walls that are over one meter high. Rosendal was abandoned 1300 years ago, and when the village was rediscovered in the 1980s, the excavation leader called the area "an agrarian Pompeii", without equivalent in all of Europe. There are also three contemporary burial grounds around the village.
Discover on foot
The Lindreservatet is considered to be one of Öland's finest nature reserves. Walk a marked hiking trail and enjoy deciduous forests, pine forests, open pastures, elves, marshes and herb-rich meadows. Here you can experience large stands of linden trees, which is unusual, the splendor of flowers and the traces of old Iron Age villages. The reserve is located 2 km east of Byxelkrok. Follow the directions nature reserve, Lindreservatet.
Ekoparksleden, 39 km: On Ekoparkleden's winding paths and straight timber roads, you cycle along the coastal road with its magnificent views. Across the island from coast to coast. Cycle the entire trail or choose a slightly shorter distance.
Tips for children
If the summer has not been too dry, you can find loads of blueberries in the Böda forest. Bring a jar and start picking! In the autumn, you will instead find lingonberries. This is also a great time to bring a picnic basket and enjoy the forest's peace and quiet. A visit to one of the many beaches at the Böda bay always makes for a perfect day trip.