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Stora Karlso

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Stora Karlso

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The Best of Visby Walking Tour
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The Best of Visby Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. <br>You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Have you ever heard about the famous DBW's Botanical Garden? What so special about famous Karins Ruins?<br> You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Visby. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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birgitteespersen wrote a review Aug 2019
Risskov, Denmark79 contributions67 helpful votes
After 30-40 minutes on a small boat you arrive at Store Karlsö. You are welcomed by guides and can now choose between a guided tour or take the walk yourself. I will warmly recommend the latter. The hike takes you to the bird cliff with lots of birds(razorbills and guillemots). Theres a protection area for the birds, but you get pretty close when you get to the area above the cliffs (close to the lighthouse). It's quite amazing. The hike takes about 2-3 hours because you have to stop, look and take photos alle the time. Recommendations: Eat at the small restaurant before you go, wear good shoes (not sandals), bring your binoculars and cameras. 5 hours is not too long a stay. You can also stay overnight.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ulf K wrote a review Jul 2019
Stockholm, Sweden2,325 contributions163 helpful votes
You go here with a boat from Klintehamn and the trip takes 30 minutes. St Karlsö is very special and you go here if you are interested to study birds or flowers. Sillgrisslor and orchids or archeology. Rhere is a nice restaurant and you can rent a room and stay over night.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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vlk68 wrote a review Aug 2015
Sollentuna, Sweden92 contributions21 helpful votes
A wonderful nature hideout, rich bird life and beautiful and rare nature. Good service, guides and catering.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Inger1947 wrote a review Jul 2015
Gotland18 contributions11 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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Reslysten54 wrote a review Jul 2015
Vienna, Virginia1,678 contributions327 helpful votes
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 second oldest nature reserve in the world (after Yellowstone). It features archaeological finds dating back to the Stone age, a lovely flora, and a varied birdlife, including a unique haven for the common guillemot and the razorbill. Seasonally, they occupy the limestone cliffs in thousands of pairs. At the right time in summer, you can watch them encourage their young ones to fly out to sea. They fail, fall, but generally recover and make their way out to the calling parents. A tough start in life! Your visit does not have to be tough, as you can enjoy a good meal and drinks in the island's only restaurant. In the summer, ferries leave twice from Klintehamn daily and make two return trips in the afternoon.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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