Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions from visitors. If you don’t find the answer to your question, please contact us via email or phone. We will be happy to help you.
Attractions & History
Best things to see or visit in Karlshamn?
Karlshamn’s Cultural Quarter (with Karlshamn’s Museum, Skottsbergska Gården and The Punch Museum)
Martinssonska Gården (art museum)
Karlshamn Maritime Museum
The fortress island Kastellet
Karlshamn’s archipelago (the islands Tjärö and Tärnö)
Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve (Scandinavia’s largest safari park)
Mörrums Kronolaxfiske (The river Mörrum and The Salmon House)
Kreativum Science Center
The Emigrants Monument of Karl Oskar & Kristina
The Abu Museum in Svängsta
Where does the Emigrants Monument of Karl Oskar & Kristina stand?
The statue stands by the sea in Hamnparken/Näsviken.
Which museums are there in Karlshamn (opening hours)?
Karlshamn’s Cultural Quarter, Mon-Fri 13:00-16:00 (high season Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00)
Karlshamn Maritime Museum, Mon-Fri 09:00-13:00 (also Sat-Sun during high season)
Martinssonska Gården art museum (open summer time, low season group bookings only)
The Abu Museum in Svängsta (open summer time, low season group bookings only)
What is the big factory in the city center manufacturing?
AAK (Aarhus Karlshamn) manufactures vegetable oils from rapeseed and soybeans used in food, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries as well as for animal feed.
Transport & Traffic
When do the boats run in Karlshamn’s archipelago?
The archipelago boats run June-August. During high season, there are several tours every day. See timetable here.
From where do the boats depart?
The boats depart from the terminal in the city center (opposite First Hotel Carlshamn). Boats also depart from Matvik and Järnavik.
Where do I buy tickets for the archipelago boat tours?
You buy tickets on board the boat and you can pay with card or cash.
Is there serving on board the boats?
Yes, there is quite simple serving on board (e.g. coffee, soda, buns).
Can I bring my dog on the archipelago boat?
Yes, you can bring your dog on the boat (also wheelchair and stroller).
Some ask if you can bring a bike on board and it is possible, but it is not bike friendly on the islands in Karlshamn’s archipelago. Better to hike.
How do I get to the fortress island Kastellet?
By boat. See timetable here. Bring a picnic basket to the island. The café has limited opening hours.
Where can I park my motorhome?
On the East Pier (Östra Piren) there are 6 parking spots for motorhomes (free parking for 24 hours). You can also park your motorhome at Kolleviks Camping or Långasjönäs Camping. There are motorhome spots in Väggahamnen and Svanevik from June to August. Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve has also got motorhome spots during the summer. More information can be found here.
Where can I rent a bike?
Karlshamns Vandrarhem & Hotell
Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve
Where is long-term parking available?
At the trainstation and in Matvik.
Where is the nearest airport?
In Kallinge, outside of the city Ronneby, about 30 km east of Karlshamn.
Activities & Experiences
Give me some tips for fun activities in Karlshamn!
Karlshamns Golf Club in Mörrum (36 holes)
Eriksberg’s Beaches outside of the safari park (hiking trails)
Långasjönäs nature reserve (camping, kayaking, fishing, hiking, sauna etc.)
Hiking in the Sternö-Boön nature reserve (hiking, barbecue areas, swimming, etc.)
Väggabadet (indoor and outdoor pool, water slide, jacuzzi, cafe etc.)
Karlshamns Kallbadhus – outdoor swimming bath and sauna (next to Väggabadet)
Play paddle (next to Väggabadet)
Snorkelling trail (at Kolleviks Camping)
Asarum Mini Golf Club
Karlshamn Bowling Center
Bio Metropol (cinema)
Kreativum Science Center
Seaside promenade (a hiking trail between the city center and Väggahamnen)
I enjoy being in the nature, where should I go?
See answers above, e.g. the nature reserves Långasjönäs, Sternö-Boön and Eriksberg. Hiking map for Långasjönäs and Sternö-Boön
Where can I go fishing?
Coastal fishing (free). Lake fishing (fishing license required) e.g. Långasjön, Kroksjöarna and Lindenborgssjön. Buy fishing license at Långasjönäs Camping, Stora Coop Karlshamn, Södra Hoka or at the petrol station Ingo (street Idrottsvägen).
Where can I go cycling in Karlshamn?
You can cycle between different attractions and nature reserves in Karlshamn by bike, e.g. on bike trails or smaller roads. Bicycle trails that go to or pass Karlshamn are Sydostleden (Växjö-Simrishamn) and Banvallsleden (Halmstad-Karlshamn).
Bicycle pump is located on the East Pier (Östra Piren) and at the square.
Where can I fix my bike or buy spare parts?
At the bike shop Jibo, Horsarydsvägen 1 (street), about 2 km outside the city center. Also at Cykelmartin, Domarevägen 10 (street) in Asarum, about 6 km from the center.
Where can I go swimming?
In Långasjönäs nature reserve, in the lakes called Långasjön and Kroksjöarna. By Långasjön you will find camping, kiosk, jetties, beach, rowing boats, canoes, paddle boards and mini golf. More quietly it is at Kroksjöarna where you will find jetties, sauna and rowing boats.
You can also go swimming in Kollevik (sea bath with beach, cliffs, jetties, camping and kiosk), Sternö (sea bath with beach and jetties) and Väggabadet (pool bath and cafe). There is also a small jetty near the city center by the East Pier (Östra Piren).
Do you have outdoor swimming bath with sauna?
Yes, it is called Karlshamns Kallbadhus, situated near Väggabadet and the seaside promenade.
Where can dogs go for a swim?
Kofsa, Mörrumsån, southern bathing place at Brogölen and Långasjön (but not at the campsite or the southern end).
Is there an enclosed area for dogs?
Yes, at the street Idrottsvägen, about 200 meters from the Vägga sports area (Vägga Idrottshall).
Is there a tourist office to visit in Karlshamn?
No, unfortunately there is no tourist office in Karlshamn anymore, but you can reach the Tourist Information in Karlshamn by phone and email if you have questions. We are happy to help you!
Phone number: +46 (0)454-812 03 – phone hours Monday-Friday 09:00-13:00
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – usually answered within 24 hours
Where can I find brochures and maps about Karlshamn?
At our InfoPoints in Karlshamn, e.g. First Hotel Carlshamn, Best Western Karlshamn, the train station, Kreativum Science Center, Svängsta Krogen and at the campsites in Karlshamn (Kollevik and Långasjönäs). Here you can also ask questions regarding your visit.
Lundins bookstore, the libraries, cafes, grocery stores, pharmacies and the City Hall reception are other places where you can find brochures and maps.
Where can I buy souvenirs?
At Långasjönäs Camping, about 10 km north of Karlshamn (drive towards Asarum) and also a smaller selection in the store Direkten (street Drottninggatan 67 in the city center).
Where can I exchange money?
At the bank Sparbanken in Karlshamn (open weekdays 10-15, Thursdays until 18).
Where is there free Wifi?
Rockos Konditori (pastry shop)
Brasserie Fridolf (restaurant)
Christines Konditori (pastry shop)
Kreativum Science Center
Mormors Bakeri (restaurant/cafe)
On the East Pier/Näsviken (outdoor)
When are the stores open in Karlshamn?
Stores are open Monday-Friday 10-18, Saturday 10-14 and Sunday closed. Grocery stores have longer opening hours and are also open on Sundays.
If I hurt myself, where do I turn?
Brunnsgårdens vårdcentral (care center). For advice, call 1177 (the care guide). For emergency assistance call 112.
Where are the pharmacies (apotek)?
Kronans Apotek (at the square), Apoteksgruppen (Stora Coop Karlshamn) and Apotek Ugglan (at the hospital).
Where do I find public toilets?
At the square, by the park Rosengården, ground floor in Briggenhuset and in the library.
Where can I buy stamps and send a parcel?
Direkten, on the pedestrian street Drottninggatan
Willys (the service desk), at the square
Coop Konsum Österport, street Idrottsvägen no 2
Where can I post my postcards?
Find mailboxes on e.g. the square, the East Pier (Östra Piren), outside the shop Direkten (close to the pedestrian street) and at City Gross.