Mysinge, Öland, Exploring Sweden

Mysinge, Öland – Exploring Sweden

Mysinge is a small settlement in Mörbylånga Municipality on the island of Öland, the second largest island in Sweden. The settlement lies just south of Resmo and the old parish church. In addition to being the home of around 60 inhabitants, this is also home to some impressive ancient remains.

A Short History of Mysinge

The first known written mentioning of Mysinge dates back to the early years of the 15th century. The many ancient remains tell of a much longer history of human populations in the area. The area was first part of Resmo Parish and later Resmo Municipality. It is since 1952 a part of Mörbylånga Municipality.

Things to Do and See

It is the ancient remains that stand out here. Apart from the giant burial mound, there are also megalithic graves here, including passage graves.

Mysinge Hög

The area between Mysinge and Resmo consists of a larger grave field with graves as old as the Bronze Age. In the southern part of this large field you can find the large burial mound known as Mysinge Hög. It is the largest in the area and has a diameter of 42 meters while being 3 meters high. It offers a perfect viewpoint of the surrounding rural area.

How to Get to Mysinge

  • Flights: The nearest airport is Kalmar Öland Airport (KLR), which is 35 kilometers to the northwest.
  • Car: The settlement lies along Road 136 just to the east of Mörbylånga.
  • Bus: Buses from Kalmar Länstrafik connect Mysinge with the surrounding area.

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

  • Stockholm – 439 kilometers (5 h)
  • Gothenburg – 367 kilometers (4 h 20 min)
  • Malmö – 304 kilometers (3 h 40 min)
  • Linköping – 264 kilometers (3 h 20 min)
  • Kiruna – 1670 kilometers (17 h 50 min)

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