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Ismantorps Borg

Ismantorp, Borgholm, Oland, Sweden
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Huge fortress ruin deep in the midland foresst

The ruin is a very nice trip for anyone interested in Viking or early medieval history. Öland in... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Tobias U
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Second best fortress (after Eketorp)

If you have time, go there, but if you are in a rush, leave time for Eketorp fortress instead. The... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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Dec 19, 2017
“Huge fortress ruin deep in the midland foresst”
Jun 28, 2016
“Second best fortress (after Eketorp)”
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Ismantorp, Borgholm, Oland, Sweden
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The ruin is a very nice trip for anyone interested in Viking or early medieval history. Öland in general has an unusually high number of ruins from this period but Ismantorp is by far the largest one with nine (a pagan significant number) entrances that...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you have time, go there, but if you are in a rush, leave time for Eketorp fortress instead. The fort is inside a nature reserve, so if you have more time, hike a bit and relax :)

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

It's not easy to reach the ruins of Ismantorp. I cycled then walked 2,5 km through the forest before I finally found it. It's huge round bronze age "town" or fortress. But I still don't understand who and why built it in the middle of...More

Thank 3dimension
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Very big and impressive fortress ruin. Not only worth visiting for the ruin itself, but also for the beautiful area where it is located. Must see!

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

It's this kind of place when you can feel, sense the prehistory, the shred of the mankind. Difficult to find (no road-singes or guideposts), accessible by 'dirt road' only and last 300-400 meters by foot through the wetland forest. Isn't easy to find this place....More

7  Thank Jacek P
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