Deep forests, glassy lakes, glorious coastal paths and rolling fields – that’s northeast Skåne. And it’s so close. Fly, drive or take the train with your hiking boots on and wander right into the wilderness. Time you took a walk on the wild side?
How to get around
The infrastructure within the Öresund region makes travelling between Sweden, Denmark and the continent fast and smooth. If you want to experience different parts of Skåne, everything is nearby and easily accessible by train, buses or car.
Famous for its white beaches, crystal clear waters and quaint seaside villages along the coast, Southwest Skåne features open landscapes and views that stretch for miles. Add a reconstructed Viking settlement, thirteen golf courses within a short drive and you’re in for a great holiday.
Home to 192 of the 250 species that breed in Sweden, Skåne is a birdwatchers’ mecca.
Southeast Skåne including Österlen is the county’s piece of paradise. Lose yourself in the romantic views over rolling fields, drop by a quaint farm shop to pick up fresh food, or stay in an idyllic fishing hamlet and enjoy fresh fish from the early morning catch.
Northwest Skåne is a place of steep cliffs, spectacular caves, waves that whip off surfboards, and hilly wooded landscapes perfect for hiking. Or stroll around the local pottery shops and enjoy freshly harvested vegetables direct from the local farms.
In the footsteps of Kurt Wallander
Kurt Wallander is the fictional grumpy Swedish police officer with a bit of a drinking problem who is passionate about opera. Follow in the footsteps of this popular antihero around the idyllic town of Ystad.
The Öresund Bridge
This famous 16 kilometre-long bridge links Copenhagen and Malmö and is the setting for the detective story of the same name. Supporting a motorway and railway, travelling from Copenhagen to Malmö, the largest city in Skåne, over the Öresund Bridge takes just 20 minutes.
12 amazing farm shops
Locally cultivated organic specialties such as cheese, fish, vegetables, fruit jams and juices are sold in farm shops and food stores across the region. Here’s a selected list of farm shops and markets you shouldn't miss.
Top historic sites
From age old petroglyphs and Viking remains to medieval strongholds and churches. Skåne is filled with fascinating historical landmarks where you can learn more about the past and lose yourself in the tales about our ancestors.
Hovs Hallar: Explore a beautiful, rocky coastline
Revel in the stark beauty of Hovs Hallar, the steepest coastal part of the Bjäre peninsula. Explore rocky beaches and caves, laze on your own sun-warmed stone, or take in the magical views towards the bay of Laholm.
The must-see list for design lovers
Light wood, crisp colours, functional design and understated elegance. Whether you are looking for a new sofa or a couple of new tea cups, Scandinavian design brings a unique touch of minimalism to your interior.
Built in 1499 as a residence for a Danish knight and his family, Glimmingehus is Sweden’s best-preserved medieval chateau. Take a guided tour in the secret passages and survey the features designed to keep out unwanted guests, or try your hand at using the old tools in the courtyard.
Quirky and unique museums
When you travel to a new place it's always good to check out some of the local museums. And when you've had your fill of art, science and history, check out some of the lesser known museums – places that add something that little bit different.
Castles & strongholds
See how the rich people of Skåne lived from the Middle Ages until today. The wealthy Danish nobility built strongholds and castles here before Skåne became Swedish. Enjoy a castle visit that reveals fascinating stories within their thick walls.
Kullaberg Nature Reserve
Get inspired with a visit to the Kullaberg Nature Reserve on the Kullahalvön peninsula. Enjoy dramatic views of steep cliffs rising from the sea, the rocky outcrops on the ridge above, and the sights surrounding Öresund and Kattegatt.
Söderåsen National Park
Söderåsen National Park is an area of virgin forests, soaring cliffs and precipices that plunge into rocky ravines that create dramatic scenery.
The university town of Lund is a vibrant city of contrasts. It’s where you’ll meet some of the world’s smartest and innovative people among age-old cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses.
Stenshuvud National Park
Sweden's southernmost national park on the east coast of Skåne offers delightful hiking trails viewpoints over the sea, a white sandy beach and beautiful apple orchards.
Go canoeing or fishing on Lake Immeln's crystal clear waters. With lots of bays and over 200 islands, you'll be spoilt for choice on where to set up camp and spend your night.