Welcome to Ottenby!

On the southern point of Öland you can enjoy a unique landscape with beautiful views of seals, fallow deers, white-tailed eagles and birds of all sorts. Ottenby actually is one of Sweden´s top bird areas. Here you can get to know birds in an exciting way by taking a guided tour. In the visitor centre naturum Ottenby on the southern point of  Öland you can find guided tours in English that
will help you to get to know the landscape around you. The staff is also available to answer your questions and to help you experience Ottenby in the best possible way.

If you are more curious about birds you can also visit Ottenby bird observatory. About 20 000 birds are ringed here every year and during the high season you can follow the staff on a guided tour. The nature reserve Ottenby is a part of the World Heritage site Agricultural landscape of Southern Öland. For centuries the large numbers of grazing animals in the meadows in the area have created a landscape that many species enjoy.

Today Ottenby is a place where you can explore a rich diversity, climb the  highest lighthouse in Sweden – Långe Jan – or simply sit back and enjoy a meal at the local restaurant Fågel Blå. If you would like to buy a souvenir as a memory from your visit at Öland you can visit the local shop Naturbokhandeln Ottenby.


Welcome to Ottenby!


Opening hours 2021

April (31/3-11/4) Daily                                                     11 AM-3 PM

Naturum is closed but you can meet our guides outside naturum. Several guided tours and aktivities are offered every day. 

April (15/4-25/4) Thursday-Sunday                                 11 AM-4 PM

April – June (26/4-27/6) Daily*                                        11 AM-5 PM

Summer (27/6-15/8) Daily                                               10 AM-6 PM

August (16/8-29/8) Daily                                                 11 AM-6 PM

September (30/8-26/9) Daily                                          11 AM-5 PM

September – November (27/9-7/11) Daily                      11 AM-4 PM

* Midsummer´s Eve closed (25/6)

Find us

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Guided tours

Daily or as requested
A short introduction to your visit. The staff in the visitor centre showcase the exhibition and tell you about how you can experience Ottenby in its best way. For free! The introduction takes about 15 minutes.
No reservation needed. The tour starts at the information counter in naturum Ottenby.

Visit Ottenby bird observatory behind the scenes and watch them ring the birds. If we are lucky we might be able to admire a bird up close – really close! 


Several of our guided tours can also be offered in english. Special demonstrations for groups and for school classes can be offered throughout the year. If you are intrested please don’t hesitate to contact our staff at naturum@ottenby.se.

Contact us

naturum Ottenby Ottenby 401 386 64 Degerhamn Phone: +46(0)485-661200 E-mail: naturum@ottenby.se

Photo: Josefin Nilsson/N www.josefinnilssonphotography.com