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Mörbylångaleden is a hiking trail which covers more than 80 km through areas of unique natural beauty and rich cultural history, between the tourist information centre at the bridge and Ottenby hostel in Näsby.


The trail meanders through a mosaic of Öland’s various nature types, such as the rich flora of Mittlandsskogen (midland forest), which is considered to be Northern Europe’s largest continuous deciduous forest south of the Scandinavian mountains. The forest has for the largest part developed on old grazing pastures and hay-fields which were used since the Iron Age. Today, you can still see small forest clearings interspersed with arable fields, meadows and wetlands. The trail leads for a large part over the Great Alvar where it follows the old railway embankment. Besides the scenic experience, you will also be able to enjoy art in the form of various sculptures scattered across the wide open landscape. The trail passes herbaceous seaside pastures, across sandy cliffs, along pebble beaches and through age-old villages. The hiking trail is divided into five sections and marked with red wooden poles. Along the route you will find wind-shielded resting-places, basic toilets, fireplaces and information displays about Öland’s nature, culture and history.

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Stage 1: Ölands Turistbyrå - Station Linné, Skogsby. Distance: 18 km
Stage 2: Station Linné, Skogsby - Mörbylånga. Distance: 18 km
Stage 3: Mörbylånga - Kastlösa. Distance: 13.5 km
Stage 4: Kastlösa - Gammalsby. Distance: 22 km
Stage 5: Gammalsby - Ottenby (hostel) Distance: 12 km

Accessibility-adapted section
Wheelchair hiking is possible on the Mörbylångaleden between Penåsa and Skärlöv. The trail here follows an old railway bank, and the surface consists of a hard gravel road, in the middle grass. Järnvägsbanken is surrounded by Penåsabäcken and the Great Seriousness.

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Nearby accommodations


Hotel Skansen

Distance: 1.7 km
Hotel, central location in Färjestaden near the harbour and close to the Öland Bridge. Hotel Skansen’s newly built annex “Tingshuset” has rooms and suites of a very high standard. Sweden’s biggest whisky cellar.
Hostel / Rooms

Station Linné youth hostel room

Distance: 4.8 km
Hostel rooms surrounded by nature at Porten till Alvaret / The gateway to the Alvar situated in Skogsby. Rooms with 2-6 beds, shared toilet and shower. Free internet i every room. Conference room and working spaces. We offer nature tours and activities year round.
Bed & Breakfast

Rosenborgs Friluftspensionat

Distance: 7 km
Welcome to our close to nature living at Rosenborg Friluftspensionat only 11 km or 12 minutes in car from the Öland-bridge. The farm dating back to 1758 has since 2007 been operated as a restaurant and B & B with beds for 38 guests. Restaurant and café serving both inside and out in our spacious garden.
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