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Fyren Lange Jan

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Address: Ottenby | Ölands Södra Udde, Oland, Sweden
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Disappointing that everything was closed - especially as we'd walked for 2 hours to get here, but really the highlight was the wonderful view and the birds

Reviewed March 29, 2017
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Canberra
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297 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Disappointing that everything was closed - especially as we'd walked for 2 hours to get here, but really the highlight was the wonderful view and the birds

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Gdansk, Poland
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

...And that's all. Not very special. Inside the lighthouse nothing to see. Note: a senior won't climb.

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Landskrona
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341 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Getting to this lighthouse, the highest in Sweden, was absolutely amazing. It is located on the sourthernmost tip of the Island of Öland (which means island-land in Swedish). The landscape in this entire region is flat so the lighthouse really stands out. During the tourist season, at least, the lighthouse is open to visitors, 197 steps straight up. From the... More 

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Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The drive alone is well worth the trip. Amazing UNESCO nature preserve with lots of birds. A the end of the island the lighthouse stands guard over a beautiful raw piece of land. It look out over a bay where seals like to come and bath in the sun. Not to busy and not to touristy. Good spot!

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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We decided to get off the rout we had planned to drive along this pretty island and we loved the scenery. And when we came to the light house it was fantastic and I was thrilled about this amazing part of the island. Bird watched love it.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016

It's always fun to visit light houses, and Långe Jan is on the Southern tip of Öland, which is worthwile a visit in itself! Combine with a hike in the meadows along the sea and visit Ottenby Naturum.

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Florida
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130 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

The admission is 30 SEK. But: Cash only (which is very unusual for Sweden!!) But you'll get a great view over that protected landscape/area & you are able to watch many birds = so better bring your binoculars :-) I'd prefer that lighthouse better, than the one on the north of the island (called "Lange Erik") ((kindly look @ my... More 

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Boliden, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

For 40 SEK you can climb to the top and have an amazing view (only worth if the weather is nice). There is a short trail around the lighthouse.

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Borgholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2016

Long walk up the stairs but well worth the effort once you get there. Wonderful view! Very neat and wellkept surroundings.

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Kalmar, Sverige
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208 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2015

The area around the Lighthouse is nice and very special, you can even see the seals on the stones out side the coast. The lighthouse is an old building, build with bricks from and old chapel. It's the highest Lighthouse in Sweden and its possible to walk up and enjoy the view.

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