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 3. The Stone Coast
Byrum boasts Öland's finest stretch of sea-stacks, consisting of about 100 pieces along a 600-metre shoreline. The largest sea-stacks can be found in the southern part of the area and can be up to 4 metres tall. There is a beautiful sandy beach just north of the sea-stacks.
Horn's costal road & Horns udde
The road leading from Byrum via Alvedsjö bodar and down to Äleklinta is generally known as the Stone Coast. It winds past a number of stone quarries from a former industrial era and provides a superb view over the Kalmar Strait. Stone has been quarried at Horns udde since medieval times.
Hornsjön is Öland's largest lake and was added by the fact that the land uplift enclosed the bay that originally existed here. The lake is a popular bird place where you can hear reed and marsh warblers. At Klosterholmen there is a bird tower. You can reach the lake from several directions, for example from one of the car parks at Horn's royal estate.
One of Öland's most beautiful and iconic sights at any time of the year is looking south down onto Jordhamn's scouring mill and small fishing huts. The wind-driven mill was built in 1905 for scouring limestone slabs. This scouring mill is the only one of its kind left in Sweden today. Next to the windmill lies its predecessor, a scouring mill that was driven by oxen.
A small harbour with a number of wooden fishing huts. These are post-and-plank huts with a thatched roof. During the 20th century, this area along the coastal road became the summer residence of many authors and other artists.
Gillberga village & quarry
Almost all buildings in the village of Gillberga are built with limestone. It is understandable that limestone was used as a building material as the local quarry lies just south of the village. The stone quarry's walls are up to 17 metres high and allow you to look 17 million years back in time, because each millimetre of limestone rock took 1,000 years to form.
An old fishing community which for a long time was the centre of Öland's stone industry. Today, Sandvik has a lovely marina which makes it a popular tourist destination. Here are restaurants, cafés and a supermarket. Sandvik's windmill is a well-known landmark in the harbour's skyline.
It was built in 1856 and is one of the world's largest windmills.
Djupvik - Äleklinta
The narrow road between Djupvik and Äleklinta meanders along the edge of the island's ridge, with the alvar on one side and the coastline on the other. Djupvik and Äleklinta are both old fishing communities surrounded by pebble beaches. Today they are popular day-trip destinations with beautiful bathing beaches.
Discover on foot
Around Knisa bog, which offers orchid splendor and a rich bird life, runs a 5 km long hiking trail. The bog is one of the island's few odiket wetlands and is located 400 m west of Knisa village.
Djupviksrundan, 17 km: Sandvik - Djupvik - Föra - Södvik.
Tips for the children
Visit Byrum's sea-stacks and play pirates between the dramatic formations.