Oskarshamn is a city in Småland in southeastern Sweden, at the Baltic Sea shore. It is the seat of Oskarshamn Municipality, with some 18,300 inhabitants in the city and 27,000 in the municipality.
Dödershulsvik is an old name for Oskarshamn. The city name was changed in 1856 when Oskarshamn was granted city privileges. The name was taken from the Swedish king at the time, Oscar I. The privileges caused a rapid population expansion, from some 2,200 inhabitants in 1856 to 5,000 in 1877. Another contributing factor was the railway connecting Oskarshamn with Nässjö, constructed in 1874. Oskarshamn has historically been an active shipyard. The area surrounding Oskarshamn is also filled with old quarries, a few of which is still operated today. Oskarshamn is a typical industrial city, characterized by having a few dominating employers.
phone: +46 491 880 40address: Hantverksgatan 18-20The studio of Axel Petersson (1868-1925), also known by the name of "Döderhultarn", who was a wood sculptor known across Sweden.
phone: +46 491-880 45address: Hantverksgatan 18-20Exhibits the local marine history. Exhibits include paintings, models and nautical instruments.
phone: +46 491 126 77An 18th century mansion, turned into a restaurant, cafe and museum. It is a popular place for celebrating weddings and larger parties.
- Blå Jungfrun, a national park on a deserted island.
- Misterhult Archipelago
phone: +46 491 76 83 00address: Sjöfartsgatan 13A traditional hotel in central Oskarshamn. Parking, breakfast and internet is included in the fee for the room. Has a restaurant and a bar.
phone: +46 491 76 81 81address: Gröndalsgatan 35Located by the sea, with most of the rooms having their own balconies. Free wifi. Conference facilities for up to 70 people. Also has a relax and sauna area, a restaurant, a bar and a summer open outdoors pool.
phone: +46 491 158 00address: Långgatan 15-17A hostel open around the year. Has conference facilities and a breakfast buffet.
You can use the WiFi FREEWIFI_Oskarshamn free of charge two hours every day. The WiFi-zone covers most of central Oskarshamn. If you want to use the WiFi for more than 2 hours you can get a full day's access for a 1.5€.