The national capital Stockholm is situated 160 miles (257 kilometers) northeast of Kalmar, while Gothenburg lies 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the west.
See the world in a different light at the various educational and entertaining historic and cultural collections in Kalmar. Orrefors Glassworks and Astrid Lindgren's Nas are among the area’s most popular museum day outs. The Doderhultar Museum and the Kalmar County Museum are two more popular museums worth adding to your itinerary.
Head to some of the most scenic golf courses of city. Kalmar Golf Club and Tobo Golf Club will delight discerning golfers. Oskarshamn Golf Course and Gatebo Golf Course are just two more great courses where keen golfers can drive, slice and putt the day away.
Pack a picnic basket and see some local flora and fauna by exploring a few of the parks in the area. Two of the best urban spaces for nature lovers are Urban Park and the Trollskogen. Kalmar has no shortage of parks; also try Neptuni Akrar and tranquil Kingdom of Crystal Moose Park.
Hit the trail and discover the natural parks for which this special area is well known. Those who love the outdoors will enjoy the flora and fauna to be found at Byrums Raukar, Bla Jungfrun National Park or Stenso Recreation Area.
When in Kalmar, be sure to set aside some time for Boda Historic Railway and Village of Stensjo, where the past comes vividly back to life. Gain an understanding of earlier times in Kalmar before exploring the area’s other fascinating sights.
One of the more picturesque structures in Kalmar is the Lange Erik Lighthouse. The lighthouse’s outline and setting offers plenty of opportunities for budding photographers, especially at first and last light.
If you're visiting Kalmar, round up the kids and head to Astrid Lindgren's World for a day of fun and laughter. Be sure to visit this whacky and exciting attraction, offering hours worth of entertainment for children and adults alike.
If you love food and shopping, visit the stores at the Hansa City. This is a busy attraction filled with fashion, accessories, fresh produce and great places to eat.