Olofströms Kommun

Wooded region in Blekinge

The municipality Olofström is the only municipality in Blekinge, which is not situated on the coast. Unlike the coastal regions, Olofström is covered by forests and the nature is only slightly different from Småland, which is bordering in the north. Numerous lakes and nature reserves invite to fish and explore.

Olofströms kommun is called the southern wilderness of Sweden because of the rolling countryside and forests as well as more than 200 smaller and larger lakes. They are not only for swimming and boating, but also very popular fishing spots. Most famous is the fishing area Harasjömåla Fiskecamp.

The nature reserves in the region are known for their dense forests and offer a nature experience that can only rarely encountered in the southernmost part of Sweden. On the lookout Valhall at lake Orlunden, visitors are provided with a view over the beautiful landscape.

You can get a close look at the former iron industry by visiting the industrial museum Ebbemåla Bruk, a former iron foundry from 1884. However, other museums also tell of the technical and industrial development of Olofström.

In addition to the main town Olofström, with almost 7,500 inhabitants, there are the places Jämshög (1,500 inhabitants), Kyrkhult (1,000 inhabitants), Vilshult (300 inhabitants) and Gränum with approximately 220 inhabitants.

With an area of approximately 413 square kilometers, the municipality is the second smallest municipality of the province of Blekinge. With just over 13,000 inhabitants and a population density of around 33 inhabitants per square kilometer, the region is already much less populated than the coastal areas.