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Eketorp Fort

Oland, Sweden
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Fascinating fort from the 3rd century

A fully reconstructed fortress from the Iron Age. Good guided tours and interesting activities for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonas F
via mobile
A peek into the past

The fort is well reconstructed, and provides visitors a peek into the Viking's way of life. There's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon N
via mobile
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1 week ago
“A peek into the past”
25 May 2017
“history at its best”
Oland, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fully reconstructed fortress from the Iron Age. Good guided tours and interesting activities for the kids such as bow archery, baking, and iron casting.

Thank Jonas F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is well reconstructed, and provides visitors a peek into the Viking's way of life. There's activities for kids to experience throughout the compound, archery, braiding, ancient baking, pillow games etc. There's also a few free roaming piglets. A small museum displaying archeological finds....More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 25 May 2017

strange to find such a big construction at this remote place but it tells a lot of history and about this beautiful island. great for kids and adults alike

Thank Niels T
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the most beautiful and best preserved fortress in the island. It is open only during high season, but if you are lucky, the doors are open, and you can still visit the fortress (not the museum). I was there in Midsummer, and though...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Children could probably spend a whole day here if they have all the activities going with breadbaking, bow and arrows and more. Pigs run free.

Thank Katten_stannar_hemma
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great interactive place to take a family or group of friends. Very detailed look into Viking life on Oland. Staff all were able to speak in English. Been twice and loved it both times!

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This fort has rebuild true many years. First the archeologies diked the whole area and later catalogs every thing. After the examination of the whole area the scientists could stay building houses for understand how the people could live in this area for cousin of...More

Thank Tigram1
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Its more like a small fortified hamlet rather than a Fort. Well preserved, but unfortunately we could not get a guide as it was closed due to mid summer festival. But it was interesting to note that this Fort was built around 1150 AD or...More

Thank FerozJinnah
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Very disappointed - closed in May even weekends - must loose a lot of business - while we were there 4 other cars all pulled in and out again. We went expecting there would be no shows or reenactments or even refreshments in start of...More

2  Thank Kerrie S
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Impressing reconstruction of old fortress with walls and houses within. Very professional and kind guides. We all enjoyed the guided tour, baking bread, forging metal amulets and trying out Viking games. There is a good souvenir shop and they sell sandwiches. We brought our own...More

1  Thank Rudbeckius
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