How to get to Solberga?
We welcome all cyclists! Please be aware that you are not allowed to cycle over the bridge - you have to take the bus, the bike will be hooked on at the back of the bus. More information at: http://www.klt.se (Kalmar Länstrafik - website only available in Swedish, please call 0491-76 12 00 for personal service).
We do everything to make travel to Öland by train attractive. For instance, we offer towels, linen, toys for children, bicycles and transports to make you independent of the car and transports. All food can be purchased directly on the farm at standard prices. Note as well that the train is considerably faster than the car when you come from Copenhagen or Malmö, as it covers the distance of about 280 km in less than three hours (three and a half from Copenhagen). From Kalmar, you can take the bus to Borgholm or Köpingsvik - it is just 15 minutes on foot to the farm. If you\'d rather prefer a taxi, we recommend Hybrid Taxi in Borgholm: 0485-10001. You can also rent bicycles on the farm (see Activities) and if you want to go on a day trip, cars can be rented at the Central station in Kalmar for about €60-70 per day (reservation necessary!). You can plan your train trip through German www.bahn.de or www.gleisnost.de (Gleisnost offers to book train tickets, often at considerably lower prices than official ones). If you think the journey will be too exhausting, consider an overnight stop in Copenhagen or Malmö - both cities are very attractive.
By car you just follow the E22, coming from Malmö, to Kalmar. This will take you about 4 1/2 hours, perhaps 5 hours, depending on traffic and the number of breaks. In Kalmar, follow directions to Öland, and drive over the bridge, then turn North in direction Borgholm. The road (E136) will take you to Borgholm, continue for another 5 km until you get to Köpingsvik. Right after the little ICA supermarket you will see a sign, \"Solberga 2 km\", this is where you turn right, and after 50 m again to the right, up the hill. It is only 1.5 km to the farm (not 2), so you will see a yellow big house on the left after about 2-3 minutes, drive on, there is a huge sign telling you when you are there.
Coming by aircraft can be comparably environmentally friendly (though flying never really is), if you choose to fly non-stop to Copenhagen and take the train from there. Direct trains to Kalmar leave the airport once every two hours, and there are hourly trains with one or two changes in Malmö and/or Alvesta. The journey takes about 3 1/2 hours. See also an overview of emissions associated with different transport choices in the table below.
Environmental balance sheet CO2
|Transport mode||Distance (retour)||Emissions per person, in kg CO2|
|Car from Amsterdam||1600 km||ca. 140 kg|
|Train from Amsterdam|
|Aircraft from Amsterdam*||1860 km||ca. 40 kg|
*non-CO2 effects are considered. Calculation based on www.atmosfair.de.