Löt, Öland, Exploring Sweden

Löt, Öland – Exploring Sweden

Löt is a settlement in Borgholm Municipality in the northern half of the island of Öland, the second largest island in Sweden. This was once, together with its church, the center of the local parish. Today it is a small village with around 50 year-around inhabitants.

A Short History of Löt

Löt Parish has its origins in the Middle Ages and its first known stone church was built in the 12th century. The medieval church was replaced in the 1840s by the church that stands here today. That church and its parish were the center of social and religious life in the area until the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. This was when the parish’s responsibilities were split between the church congregation and the new civic government of Löt Municipality. The new municipality was incorporated into Köpingsvik Municipality in 1952, which in turn became a part of Borgholm Municipality in 1969. The church congregation is since 2006 a part of the Föra-Alböke-Löt Congregation.

Things to Do and See

This is a rural part of Öland with only a few services within the area. It is surrounded by farmland, stretching almost all the way to the coast of the Baltic Sea. In the northern part of the settlement is the white stone church that is towering over the surrounding landscape.

Löt Church

This white church dates to 1842 when it replaced the former medieval church of the parish. It is built with limestone. The church is today a part of the Föra-Alböke-Löt Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.

How to Get to Löt

  • Flights: The nearest airport is Kalmar Öland Airport (KLR), which is 55 kilometers to the southwest.
  • Car: Löt is along countryside roads east of Borgholm.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 456 kilometers (5 h 10 min)
  • Gothenburg – 387 kilometers (4 h 40 min)
  • Malmö – 325 kilometers (3 h 50 min)
  • Linköping – 284 kilometers (3 h 40 min)
  • Kiruna – 1690 kilometers (18 h)

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