Clarion Collection Hotel Post
Oskarshamn, 572 33
Phone: (46) 491 160 60
Fax: (46) 491 170 18
Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest wooden couch, Langa Soffan is a site to visit when in the coastal town of Oskarshamn. Built in 1867 along the harbor of the island, the main purpose was to provide a comfortable seating area for the wives of the fishermen and sailors who waited for their husbands to return from their adventures at sea. It measures 72 meters (240 feet), is the oldest couch of its type and offers far reaching views of the entire coastline, along with the two islands of Furön and Blue Maiden. Today, it is a prominent landmark and various tourists can be spotted enjoying their day and the calm sea breeze here.
The Bla Jungfrun Ostra lighthouse is a nonfunctional standing landmark on a prominent street of Södra Långgatan in Oskarshamn. The town is located close to the Baltic Sea and the white stone lighthouse was originally placed on the island and national park Blå Jungfrun here. Constructed in 1956, the lighthouse was deactivated in 2002 and consequently shifted to serve as a landmark on the street.
Travel back in time while at the one of a kind settlement of Stensjo by, located in Döderhult Parish, near Oskarshamn. A perfect example of preserving an entire settlement as it is, the Stone Village comprises of bright red colored cabins set in a rustic environment, as it was in the 1700s and the 1800s. The long winding roads, wood fencing and open farmlands are all characteristic of the bygone era. Owned by the Swedish royal academy, the main aim of this project is to provide more insights about the life and times and the farming methods followed in the Smålandian backwoods.
An uninhabited island located in the Baltic Sea, Furo was once a major fishing island abounding with different species like cod, herring and flounder, but today serves as recreational getaway which can be accessed by a boat from the Oskarshamn municipality. It is characterized by a rocky terrain, wild vegetation and clear shores and is known to attract tourists from different regions. Historically, there was a lighthouse and a pilot station that were built here with the purpose of guiding ships sailing across the sea. Today, the striking red brick building is used as a cottage by the visitors.
A one of a kind research facility located about 500 meters (1640.42 feet) below the surface of the Earth, the Aspo Hard Rock Laboratory has been set up with the aim of developing a repository for the safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel. It is located outside Oskarshamn and is open to the general public who may want to know more about the various activities carried out and the different tools used. Various local and international scientists work together to achieve the aim of sustainable geological disposal.