Hiking and running on Öland

Enjoy Öland on foot. There are fantastic hiking trails with different lengths, surfaces and experiences. On Öland you will also find one of the Swedish Tourist Association's signature trails, the Mörbylångaleden, which allows you to experience southern Öland.

Vandring Mörbylångaleden
Hiking trails of moderate length

5 - 10 km long trails

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Vandra Jordtorpsåsen
Short hiking trails

1-5 km long trails

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Man som vandrar vid Karlevi
Long hiking trails

10 - 20 km long trails

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Signaturled Öland

Mörbylångaleden - Signature route Öland

Thanks to the different agricultural landscape, the whole of southern Öland has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The geographical location of the island, the limestone bedrock and the mild climate, together with the influence of man, have created these conditions.

The Mörbylångaleden trail, one of the Swedish Tourist Association's twelve signature trails, runs through this rugged and beautiful World Heritage Site. Experience the whole trail from Färjestaden down to Ottenby or choose a favourite part.

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Vandra i Ottenby

Hiking tips for beginners

1. Time
Make sure you have plenty of time. Set aside a bonus day to enjoy nature.

2. Planning
Prepare your next stage well. Review the weather forecast and plan in places for rest breaks.

3. Navigation
Pack your map and compass and add a map app that supports the surveyor's maps in offline mode. You can then see your current position and measure distances. Don't forget your power bank and waterproof bag.

4. Clothes
Always go for wool closest to the body. Shells and rainwear protect against rain and wind. Use the "layer upon layer" principle and bring a hat and gloves.

5. Shoes
Low shoes work well on smooth, nice trails with light packing. Boots are best for longer hikes with uneven surfaces and heavier packs.

6. Food
Food and drink are important for energy. Take plenty of good breaks and the experience will be better. For day hikes, cold packs work, but if you're going to be out for longer, you'll need a good outdoor kitchen.

7. Packing
Pack as light as possible. Tips på packlistor finns här, på STFs hemsida. 

 It is important that your backpack has a waist belt and chest strap to take the strain off your shoulders.

Good luck!

Love Öland Carefully

It is a privilege that we get the opportunity to take part in the changing nature on Öland and get close to it, even if it is protected nature. But with freedom also comes responsibility. Nature on Öland is fragile and many areas are valuable to the ecosystem. Therefore, we love Öland in a careful way so that we can continue to enjoy unique nature experiences during the four seasons.

Thanks to the right of public access, we can move freely in Swedish nature. But what does the right of public access mean, what can you do and what do you need to consider?

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