Skåne’s slow pace of life and friendly atmosphere attracts bon-vivants from all over the world who come here to enjoy peaceful nature experiences and well-preserved cultural sights. With a small population of just 1.2 million in an area of approximately 11000 km², Skåne is far from frantic and gives you plenty of space to enjoy the surroundings.

Willows in morning fog on a field
© Anders Tukler
Colourful bathing huts along a beach
Tree-lined avenue on the countryside in early summer
© Anders Tukler
Drone view of a coastline with steep cliffs and green countryside
© Bertil Hagberg / Sesamphoto
Old half-timbered house and cattle grazing on a meadow nearby
© Anders Tukler

A history of Vikings and Danes

Originally part of Denmark, the region is scattered by pre-17th century Danish influences throughout the villages, towns and cities. You’ll also find ancient monuments from the Viking era, and an abundance of medieval churches as well as picture perfect renaissance style villages. The half-timbered and brightly coloured houses enhance Skåne’s charming character and calls for beautiful photo opportunities, so bring your camera!

Tranquil nature & culinary mecca

Skåne is as pretty as a patchwork quilt with fertile farmlands, lush forests and clear blue lakes. The extensive plains and deep forests are surrounded by over 400 kilometres of coastline in three directions that alters between inviting sandy beaches and steep rocky precipices. The rural areas and the charming fishing villages are littered with castles, manors, museums and magnificent gardens. If you’re more of a city slicker and in search for culinary experiences, visit the  cosmopolitan city of Malmö in the southwest, Helsingborg in the northwest or Kristianstad in the northeast.

Once you’ve visited Skåne, you’ll want to come back. Again and again.


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