Shooting Ranges, Military Training Areas and Protected Military installations in the Blekinge Archipelago along ARK56


Blekinge has a long military history. Karlskrona was founded in 1680 to meet the need for a naval base in Southern Sweden. The naval city of Karlskrona has been designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Even today, the Swedish Armed Forces are active in Blekinge. To be able to practice realistically, there are various "military shooting ranges and training areas". When the military is not using these areas for training most of them are generally open to the public and are in many cases popular for recreation.

However, there are also some areas that are always sealed off and public access is prohibited. Those areas or objects are called "protected military installations". In this article you find more information about the two different types of military areas in Blekinge.


In the map you can find the shooting ranges and military training areas used by the Naval Base in Blekinge. When the Swedish Defence Forces are not using these areas, they are generally open to the public and in many cases are popular areas for outdoor recreation. Maps of the shooting ranges and military training areas can be found at the link below.

You will always find up-to-date information about exercises and risk to the public using the link on this page (in Swedish, use online translation tools). If you are a frequent visitor to these areas, please bookmark the site. Note that activities may change at short notice and the road barriers and information boards at the location itself always take precedence.

Never pass a closed roadblock! When the areas are sealed-off, entering is always prohibited. Many of the shooting ranges also fly a red flag to show that dangerous activities are in progress. Check the link for the designated area you want to visit - there it is described when there is military excercises going on.

Although the naval base take as much care as they can, dangerous material may be found in the area in the form of unexploded ordnance (UXO). This can be very dangerous and you should therefore never touch any unidentified object.

Read more and view current activity status on the following page:


Protected military installation areas are part of the protection of Sweden and subject to access bans and bans on photography. Accessing a protected installation without permission may result in a fine or imprisonment.

A protected installation is a site or object that has been declared a protected installation under the Swedish Installations Protection Act. This means that access by the general public is restricted. Protected installations include Stockholm Royal Palace, regiments and other military areas, ports or other buildings, facilities or areas that are essential to society.

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