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Address: Gotland, Sweden
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St Karlsö

Every year, we go to St Karlsö, alone or with family or friends, we use to stay one night, when the last boat has left the island you can work over nearly the whole island, the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
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Sollentuna, Sweden
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

A wonderful nature hideout, rich bird life and beautiful and rare nature. Good service, guides and catering.

Thank vlcek68
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Every year, we go to St Karlsö, alone or with family or friends, we use to stay one night, when the last boat has left the island you can work over nearly the whole island, the nature is amazing and the light is fantastic.

Thank Inger1947
Vienna, Virginia
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493 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We took the ferry from Klintehamn, and reached Stora Karlso less than an hour later, after a short stop at Lilla Karlso. After a brief welcome speech (unfortunately only in Swedish), we joined a 2.5 hour guided tour around the island. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and provided some interpretation also in English. Stora Karlso prides itself of being the... More 

Thank Reslysten54
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you're staying in Gotland late June-early July, take the boat from Klintehamn to Stora Karlsö. Just for a day trip, or over night, the accomodation is very good, and so is the restaurant. Join a guided tour, and walk around the island on your own, too. This is the period when the guillemots and razorbills are nesting on the... More 

Thank Taras_Kent
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

It is definitely worth it. I went there with my partner and we enjoyed every second of it. There is nor much to do in the island, other than hike and admire the landscapes the nature offers. Make sure to take the guided tour of the island. Despite it was in Swedish, the guide was always making a short explanation... More 

2 Thank Jairo H
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Interested in nature, birds, and some history? Then you've found the right destination. Make sure you hook up with a tour guide, they provide tours in English too. They will tell you everything there is to know about the islands plants and birds and they'll take you on a scenic walk. There is a basic restaurant and it's also possible... More 

2 Thank Swedman
Gothenburg, Sweden
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

You have to travel by boat to Stora Karslö that is located on the west coast of Gotland, but the short trip (about 30 minutes) is worth while! This is a lovely little island where the nature is what you come for. The guided trip (included in the boat trip) gives you an insight about life, flowers and bird life... More 

4 Thank Tess705
Visby, Sweden
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211 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great to hike around but you need real stable and thick sole shoes. Normal sneakers could hurt your feet after a while. Good to spend a night there too.

1 Thank Heyla20120702
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

An amazing experience of visiting to a neat uninhabited island only by the support staff and birds!! No vehicles except a volvo V70 and an ambulance!! birds nesting in the cliff, this island is a restricted zone over (I think around 5km square radius). There is a lighthouse, where one can stay overnight with pre-booking. Ferry being the only communication... More 

Thank Subrat35
Visby, Gotlands Län, Sweden
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stora Karlsö can be reached by boat from the town of Klintehamn on the west coast of Gotland. Once on the island, you partake in a guided tour. I have taken the regular guided tour, as well as giving them before. This time, having children with me, I opted for the childrens' tour. It was a good length for kids,... More 

2 Thank pinnsvein

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