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Oland is Sweden smallest province but more than makes up for its lack of size by its sheer natural beauty and abundance of natural places of beauty and intriguing places of interest. Many people visit Oland for bird watching and there is no better place than Ottenby, the natural reserve at the southern tip of the island. Other popular bird watching sites and natural reserves are Kapelludden and Rönnerum, a natural reserve in the forest of central Öland. Suffice it to say that this whole island is almost one enormous natural reserve and it is not difficult to find somewhere to sit and be one with nature.

Eketorp Castle
Eketorp Castle

Oland is rich in archaeological remains and has a number of historically important sites from both the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, so much so that the entire southern region of the island has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among the Iron Age sites of interest on Oland are Eketorp and Graborg the largest Iron Age fortifications on the island. There are also a number of Iron and Bronze age burial grounds on Oland such as Gettlinge and Mysinge hog with incredible views across the island.

Borgholm Castle
Borgholm Castle

One of the most recognisably famous buildings in Sweden, Borgholm Castle is located in Borgholm on Oland. The castle is just a ruin today but represents 1000 years of different styles and construction methods.
Oland is not all archeological remains and quite nature reserves though. The island is also home to Ölands Djurpark an amusement park and zoo that is great fun for the kids and all the family.

 
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