Kalmar is a city in Småland in the south-east of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. The town boasts a mixture of 16th and 17th century buildings, cobblestone streets, an abundance of parkland and an interesting history centered around Kalmar Castle. You can also cross the Öland bridge to visit the nearby island of Öland.
Kalmar is surrounded by water and has a natural beach close to the city centre. There are numerous waterfront paths and walkways. When shops and cafés close for the day a vibrant night-life takes over with musical events, theatre, pubs, dancing and in the summer, outdoor venues and sidewalk cafés.
Things to See & Do
* Kalmar Castle
* Kalmar County museum
* Gamla Stan - The Old Town
* Orrefors 'Kingdom of Crystal' glassworks
* Oland island
Cruise Season - March - Nov
Currency - Swedish krona (SEK)
Language - Swedish
Land Area - 18.85 km²
Population - 60,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46
Port Location - Ships dock just south of the port, a few minutes walk from the 17th century city centre.
Transport Links - You can go here by train from Malmö, or from Copenhagen Airport. Flying to Stockholm (Skavsta) is another option, and driving down the E22. Kalmar does have an airport with connections to Stockholm Arlanda.