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.
In the footsteps of Kurt Wallander
A grumpy, Swedish police officer passionate about opera and with a bit of a drinking problem has made a whole world fall in love with Skåne and Swedish crime fiction. We are talking about the famous Kurt Wallander. The deceivingly idyllic little town of Ystad in eastern Skåne is where he and his team operate. Here you can follow in the footsteps of the popular antihero, check out the sites where the movies were shot and have coffee in his favourite café.
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.
Österlen is Skånes own 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 watch the fishermen returning in the early morning with their catch.
Potter around the pottery shops, taste the freshness of the newly harvested veggies, or drive off from some great golf courses. Northwest Skåne will impress you with steep cliffs, spectacular caves to explore, waves that whip off surfboards, and hilly wooded landscapes for trekking.
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.
Contemporary Art museums
Skåne’s contemporary art museums spawn creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions full of modern and contemporary art, they fuel conversations between the past and the present, the established and the experimental.
7 great animal adventures
Go on a porpoise-safari, alpaca-trekking or visit the world’s biggest zoo for Scandinavian animals. We've listed the most awesome places in Skåne where you can meet our four-legged and winged friends.
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.
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, it's also good to check out some of the lesser known museums - places that are full of oddities, peculiarities, and downright weirdness.
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.
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.
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.
Hotels with a view
Tired of staying at traditional in-city hotels with sights over four walls and the wide-screen TV? Let these incredible views over cliffs, sea and sand make your hotel stay the best part of your trip to Skåne.
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.
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.
The silky white sands of Sandhammaren match the best beaches of the Caribbean. It’s been voted as Sweden’s best beach several times. Slouch around on white, powdery sand, take a dip in the sea, or enjoy a beach walk that goes for miles.