Scenic Landscapes and Timeless Design

Kalmar is one of Sweden’s oldest cities, and has received the Europa Nostra award twice for the town’s historical and well-preserved atmosphere: A few minutes walk from the cruise pier, 17th-century architecture adorn the downtown area, and a distinct historical ambiance mix with modern art and design. The vibrant downtown shopping streets present world famous fashion, and a great variety of art galleries and boutiques exhibiting and selling arts and crafts too. Stroll about and meet the people at the city’s many outdoor cafés and restaurants, in the beautiful city park or in the charming Krusenstiernska garden.

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Useful information



Distance from pier to city center

Downtown = main pedestrian street
From the cruise ship quay: 300 m.
From the tender boat quay: 100 m

Transportation to/from airport

Kalmar Airport; Appr. 10 minutes by taxi. The airport bus leave the airport directly after flight arrival, and it takes appr. 15 minutes to the central station.


Swedish krona

Transport to/from city center

From the cruise ship quay: 300 m.
From the tender boat quay: 100 m

City Card

The Discover Kalmar card is available from the Tourist Information Office

Downloadable map

Port information

Elevatorkajen (city center)

Max LOA: 175 mMax depth: 7 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Dedicated for cruise shipsFenders available (brand and type): Defender 200 Info on tides: No tidal movement Learn more
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Port Reception Facilities

Elevatorkajen (city center), Kalmar

Direct shore connections available: Not avaliableBarges available: Not avaliableTank trucks available: YesNumber and maximum capacity of Tank trucks (cubm): abt 25 cbmMARPOL standard connections fitted: Yes Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

1,80 SEK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

None for 2018

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
Download PDF with overview of services available at all Cruise Baltic destinations.
Personal welcome

Tourist information personnel and mobile tourist info booth.

Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays

All shops are open every day except some private own shops.

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
City Cards for sale
Independent guest reception and help

We offer all cruise lines set up a hospitality desk on board with our personnel. Always tourist info booth on pier.

Mailbox available

Tourist personnel collect and deliver to the mailbox.

Tourist information (office or maps) in port area

Tourist information personnel and mobile tourist info booth. Free maps and other material.

Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
City centre within 1 km from pier

Town center 250 meters away from quay.

Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS

Bike-rental close to the pier area.

Selected attractions

Kalmar Castle

Magnificent Kalmar Castle, Scandinavia’s best-preserved Renaissance Palace. 800-year-old history of feasts, court intrigues and assaults.

Royal Warship Kronan

One of Sweden’s largest warships, exploded in 1686. More than 25,000 finds, e.g. Sweden’s largest gold coin discovery.

Kingdom of Crystal

Workplace of famous designers Lena Bergström, Erika Lagerbielke, Bertil Vallien and Martti Rytkönen.

Palace of Solliden

Italian-style white palace, summer residence of the Swedish royal family.


Purveyors of H.M. the King producing Scandinavian glass and ceramics, surrounded by a beautiful garden.

Exciting extras

Art Museum

Kalmar konstmuseum: Contemporary art in spectacular building, awarded the Kasper Salin Price - Sweden’s nr. 1 architectural award.


Café serving homemade biscuits and pies in a historical atmosphere, very popular among locals.

Krusenstiernska Garden

Well-preserved 19th century manor, homemade traditional pastries, lovely garden.

Kalmar Dome

Sweden’s finest baroque church and the beautiful Town Hall.

Varied Shore Excurions


Kalmar City Tour
Panoramic tour in the Old Town close to Kalmar Castle, and city centre’s cobbled streets, the cathedral and the old city wall.
Kalmar & Öland
Short tour in Kalmar, continuing to the Island of Öland’s southern part with its UNESCO site. Unique landscape, exceptional flora and fauna.
Kalmar & Kingdom of Crystal
Short tour in Kalmar, then on to the Kingdom of Crystal’s world famous glassworks. See how master craftsmen shape and mould their art.


Renaissance Dinner with Entertainment
Fantastic experience in historical atmosphere at Kalmar Castle, including dinner, gossip, rumours, myths and truths. Music, dance and song.


Destination Kalmar AB
Jenny Roloff
Cruise Marketing Manager Cruise Kalmar Network Phone +46 480 45 3402
Ölandskajen 11, P.O. Box 611
391 26 Kalmar Sweden
Port of Kalmar
Mats Gustafson