Stora Karlsö is one of the Nordic gems of nature. Once visited, memories of the island will stay with you forever. Flowers and birds can be seen in a spectacular and very different environment. After Yellowstone National Park in the US, Stora Karlsö is the second oldest natural reserve in the world, first and foremost known for its abundant bird life, in particular the many colonies of breeding guillemots and razorbills.
How to get there
Useful information, including timetable for the motor launch from Klintehamn, south of Visby on Gotland’s west coast. Read more
On Stora Karlsö you will find Sweden’s greatest colony of auks, penguins of the North – 6500 pairs of guillemot breed and hatch on the island. Read more
Enjoy the abundance and beauty of flowers in various colours set against the grey rock. Read more
Where to stay
Stay overnight in the hostel by the sea or in the old lighthouse. Read more
Where to eat
Enjoy a little something from the kiosk or a nice lunch or dinner from the Karlsö restaurant. Read more
A Guided Tour of the Island
A one-day excursion to Stora Karlsö involves spending about 4 ½ hours on the island. Expert guides will show you around and tell you about the flora, the fauna and the fascinating history, past and present. A guided tour takes 2 ½ hours at a leisurely pace with many stops on the way. Take your time, enjoy the atmosphere and look more closely at many beautiful and mystical spots.
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Welcome to Stora Karlso!