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Karlskrona. In the middle of the archipelago.

Drop anchor in Karlskrona, the city that was founded in 1680, when Karl XI decided to build Sweden's new naval base here. More than 340 years later, the naval base remains and the well-preserved architecture and city plan impressed UNESCO, and gave the city World Heritage status in 1998. Wherever you go, you can see evidence of this; magnificent churches, grand squares, parade streets and fortifications that attract visitors from all over the world.
And all this on a number of islands, in the middle of the archipelago. An archipelago that UNESCO has designated as one of seven biosphere reserves in Sweden. Nowhere else in the world can you paddle around a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve while enjoying the amazing fortifications and buildings of a World Heritage city. 

Welcome to Karlskrona!

Events - upcoming highlights

Everything from guided city and archipelago tours to nature walks, art exhibitions, music and entertainment. Read more under "Events".

Due to covid-19  - please, check the current event status on the organizer's official website or contact the organizer directly.




Karlskrona offers a large number of wonderful nature and outdoor experiences throughout the year.

Outdoor. In the middle of the archipelago.
Trefaldighetskyrkan på Karlskronas stortorg

Your guide to the city

Worldclass! Beautiful churches, magnificent squares, parade streets and fortifications attract visitors from all over the world!

World heritage city Karlskrona
Free entrance
Flygbild över Marinmuseum och Stumholmen

The Naval Museum

Karlskrona's main attraction! This is one of southern Sweden's most popular tourist destinations. Exciting, fun and educational for the whole family.

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60 SEK
Kids in waterslide

Fun for kids - Karlskrona

The fun for kids Karlskrona card gives you a comprehensive range of discounted and advantageous family activities. This makes it easy to plan your Karlskrona visit and smooth once you are here.

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Free entrance
Drottningskärs kastell

Drottningskär Citadel

Drottningskär citadel re-opens again! Opening hours 10:45 - 19:00 daily between 10th July - 31st August. Café and museum is open. The archipelago boats moor the citadel's pier.

Read more about the unique citadel
Amiralitetskyrkan guidad tur

World class guided tours

Karlskrona offers fantastic experiences in unique environments.

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Familj som åter vattenrutchkana

Barnens Gård

A day at the Children's Farm (Barnens Gård) is a day filled with mischief and play.

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Kvinna med barn på axlarna i Kristianopels hamn


Kristianopel, ett smultronställe du inte får missa!

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Biking in Karlskrona

Cycling in Karlskrona is amazing! Embark on unknown roads with GPS, experience nature or take the bike on an archipelago boat.

Tips on wonderful bike rides
Flygbild över Borgmästarefjärden och kruthuset på Ljungskär

Karlskrona - 360°

Check out Karlskrona from above in a 360 ° panoramic view! Visit Fredrik Church, Holy Trinity Church, Kristianopel and other exciting places!

Check out Karlskrona in 360°
Tre SUP-paddlare

SUP mitt i stan

Stand Up Paddleboard, eller SUP, är en uteaktivitet som verkligen exploderat i popularitet den senaste tiden.

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Utställning på stortorget

Utställningen We Have a Dream

Om mod, medmänsklighet och människans rättigheter. Unik utställning på Stortorget i Karlskrona och på flera platser runt om i kommunen.

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Karlskronaappen logotyp


Lunchmenyer, parkeringsapp, nyheter, evenemang, badtemperaturer, quizz - Allt samlat i en app! 

Ladda ner KarlskronaAppen

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