The items you haul back from Öland will probably involve either durable clothing suitable for nature walks in the rugged outdoors, or local handicrafts and pottery made by arts-oriented refugees from urban life. One of the most appealing outlets in the area for ceramics and pottery is Lotta & Mary, Hamnen, very close to the piers of Färjestaden (tel. 0485/318-81; www.checkpoint-oland.com), where the idiosyncratic and painstakingly crafted ceramics of a team of local artisans are displayed and sold. Nearby, at Atelje Ölandssnipan, Hamnplan, Färjestaden (tel. 0485/319-95), some of the most artfully crafted miniature ship models in Sweden are displayed, each authentic to one or another of the many vessels that have sought shelter in Öland's harbor.
A collection of antiques is stockpiled and sold at Antikgården, Salomonstorp, in the hamlet of Köpingsvik (tel. 0485/727-83; www.antikgarden.com).
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.