"Öland, another unique place!!!!!!" Kalmar by zeelie
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"We hardly touched the beaches of Öland, until we noticed that this countryside was completely different from the other Swedish provinces.
----- Carl von Linne, Sweden's naturalist, 1741
The above statement very much summed up how I felt when I visited Öland. This is one of the two islands (the other being Gotland) that are unique in its own way and completely different from other parts of Sweden. To get there, you need to take the longest bridge in Sweden (about 4 mils long) that connects Kalmar to the island. The island is very flat but beautiful. Wildflowers are in full bloom everywhere from spring to early summer. You will also come across many limestone pillars and windmills. The pillars were formed as the sea wears out the weaker surrounding rock and leaves behind the harder, more resistant rock.
To the bird watchers, Öland is simply a paradise with the wide array of bird life. During the summer, it is invaded by migrating birds and the most well-known is the Crane, which flies all the way from Africa to enjoy the Swedish summer.
These limstons sculpture appeared out of no where in the vast open landscape, quite an interesting sight to see! more travel advice
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