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Öland, Sweden Travel Information

According to estatelearning, Öland is an island in the Baltic Sea (Europe), which is part of Sweden. Öland is connected to mainland Sweden by a bridge. The capital of Öland is Borgholm. A number of large cities on Öland are: Färjestaden, Mörbylånga, Köpingsvik and Skogsby.

Öland generally has the most hours of sunshine in Sweden. This ensures that more and more tourists discover the island. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Öland was the hunting ground of the royal family. At the moment they still have a summer residence on the island. Öland is connected to mainland Sweden by the Ölands Bridge. This is one of the longest bridges in Europe with a length of 6,072 km. The landscape of Öland is fairly flat with a limestone subsoil, which ensures that there is a rich flora. There are 73 nature reserves spread across the island. Tourists from both home and abroad come to the island for the pleasant climate, the nature reserves, the beaches and the large number of lighthouses and windmills. There are at least 400 windmills spread over the island.

Where is Öland located?

Travel information of Öland

Official name: Öland
Continent: Europe
Area: 1,342 km²
Capital: Borgholm
Country code: SE, SWE
Population: 24,628 inhabitants (2015)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 55 m (Högsrum)
Distance (Amsterdam – Borgholm): 918 km
Flight time: Öland has no airport (closest is Kalmar, about 3 hours flight)

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Öland that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Öland, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Öland. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Öland?

Weather and climate
Öland has a temperate climate. During the summer months, temperatures are around 20 to 25 degrees. During the winter months, temperatures are around 0 to 10 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Öland can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Öland. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

Swedish is the official language on Öland.
Would you like to translate from or into Swedish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Sweden: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Swedish Embassy in the Netherlands: swedenabroad.com.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Öland.

Money and Currency matters
On Öland you pay with the Swedish crown (SEK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Öland can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Öland are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +6% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (5% cheaper), food (24% more expensive), imported beer in catering (66% more expensive), cigarettes (1% cheaper) and public transport (5% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is not customary to tip on Öland. In most hotels and restaurants, the tip is automatically calculated in the price.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Öland is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Öland on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Öland you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Öland.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Öland.

On Öland the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Öland can be found on our electricity page (see Sweden).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
The international number 911 can also be used.

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news about Öland can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Sweden (Öland) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Öland end in.se.
Official website of Öland: oland.se.
Swedish Tourist Board: visitsweden.com.

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Öland is 0046 or +46.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Öland? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(When using a country code, always omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Öland Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Öland.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Öland.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Öland.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all other public holidays in Sweden (Öland) can be found on Beleven.org.
An overview of all school holidays on Öland can be found in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Öland, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Öland?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Öland. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Öland can be found on Protected Planet.
You will find an overview of the World Heritage Sites on Öland ‘s UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Öland? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Öland, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Öland, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Öland.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking ranging from 18 to 23 years.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.2.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Öland only has two municipalities?
…Öland is connected to the mainland by a 6 km long bridge?
…Öland is also called the Monaco of the North?
…Öland has the most hours of sunshine in all of Sweden?
…There are still traces of the Viking Age on Öland?