Located in the southernmost part of Sweden, Skåne consists mainly of the large peninsula that form the southern tip of the country. With its convenient location, its fertile soil and surrounding waters rich in herring, Skåne has been a very attractive area and the centre of disputes and wars been Sweden and Denmark for large parts of its history as the region has alternately belonged to both countries. The region has a rich agricultural tradition and the small, whitewashed farms that are so characteristic for this part of the country lay scattered all over Skåne. Some of these farms have been preserved or restored and stepping over their thresholds is like stepping through the gates of time. These open air museums are like theatrical incarnations of what life once used to be like in Skåne, and often the experience is enhanced by the staff dressing and acting in accordance with the era represented. Skåne, just like the rest of Sweden, was also once home to the notorious Vikings, and in several locations this part of history is reenacted in ambitious projects such as actual townships, complete with small businesses, cattle and inhabitants dressed in viking gear. An event that attracts a lot of visitors who are interested in medieval history is the yearly tournaments held every summer, where knight dressed in medieval attire compete in tournament games and skills of arms. So if you have a flair for the past, just enter the Scanian time machine and buckle up - you are in for a memorable ride!
Outdoor exhibitions and museums
Looking for ways to keep the kids amused? Experience art and culture while your kids get to run around, climb, skip and swing. From modern art to vikings and knights – we promise that Skåne will make both you and your kids excited.