Odens Flisor, Öland, Exploring Sweden

Odens Flisor, Öland – Exploring Sweden

Just a short distance from the settlement of Högsrum is a historical site known as Odens Flisor. It lies within what is today Borgholm Municipality on the island of Öland, the second largest island in Sweden. These raised stones stand tall and they are an impressive sight indeed. In English, the name of this place is “Odin’s Flakes”.

Things to Do and See

Right next to Odens Flisor is a parking lot used especially for hikers heading southeast towards the Ismantorp Fortress. The surrounding area has several nature reserves, these include Rönnerum-Abbanstorp, Mossberga-Vipetorp, and Karum. All of these has several ancient remains to explore.

Odens Flisor

Odens Flisor consists of two thin raised stones of limestone. They reach a height of up to 3 meters and stands on a field not far from the road. The stones are joined by a larger grave field with around 40 graves. The local legends tells of a time when the two stones was joined as one. It is said that Odin split the stone in two when he used it to tether his horse Sleipner.

How to Get to Odens Flisor

  • Flights: The nearest airport is Kalmar Öland Airport (KLR), which is 48 kilometers to the southwest.
  • Car: Bredsätra is on countryside roads east of Borgholm.
  • Bus: Buses from Kalmar Länstrafik connect Bredsätra with the surrounding area.

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

  • Stockholm – 453 kilometers (5 h 10 min)
  • Gothenburg – 380 kilometers (4 h 30 min)
  • Malmö – 317 kilometers (3 h 40 min)
  • Linköping – 267 kilometers (3 h 30 min)
  • Kiruna – 1683 kilometers (17 h 40 min)

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