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Many Swedes visit Karlskrona during summer for its 30 beaches, 7 of which lie in the center. The most central, Stumholmen Beach is the best. This sandy beach, ideal for kids, has a bridge and diving tower, along with a restaurant. Next to the beach is the famous Marinmuseum.

Drägsö Beach is another favorite in the archipelago, lying only 5 minutes from the historic core and linked to the main island with a bridge. You'll find beaches and towering cliffs along with such activities as canoeing, water-skiing, and fishing.

Karlskrona also opens onto great waters for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. To become part of a fishing trip, call Senoren's Sportfishing Tours (tel. 0455/440-10), which takes fishermen to the far reaches of the archipelago. Hasslö Island Touring & Fishing Service (tel. 0455/33-21-24) also offers great fishing in freshwater streams or in the Baltic.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.