Top 5 Things to do in Skåne (Sweden)

Occupying most of the southernmost part of Sweden, there are a lot of things to do in Skåne that ranges from sightseeing, architecture, history and so on. Make sure to visit its capital, Malmö!
Things to do in Skåne

Wondering what are the top things to do in Skåne? Let us introduce this beautiful place to you!

Skåne seems to be like just another small country which is attached to Sweden, but not the part of it. It is a province in the south of the country.

It is also known as ‘granary’ of the nation due to its fertile plains and great sunshine. Skåne may not be rich in famous fjords and snow-capped hills like Scandinavia.

However, it still has everything else, such as most varied scenery in Sweden, i.e., from dense forests to exotic beaches and pristine waterways in Sweden. The sand-studded coastline and rolling hills are just made for exploring and visiting.

Some of the best places to visit in Skåne are its medieval cities with some stateliest cathedrals and lots of castles. If you love to explore the Viking history, you must get here for Skåne sightseeing, which includes the ruins of Bronze Age and ancient sites.

Getting it is also very easy. You can choose from different flights, either to Sturup Airport, Malmö or Copenhagen. From these airports, several frequent hovercrafts connect to the heart of Malmö. They also run from Malmo to Copenhagen day and night, every 20 minutes.

If you are getting there by road, you may take a car ferry from Germany, Denmark, and Poland. If you are in Copenhagen, you may rent a car and drive to Skåne.

So, without further wait, here are some of the best things to do in Skåne.

Want to do something cool? Check out the top castles in Sweden to visit!

Experiences and top things to do in Skåne

Go Cycling in the Southeast Tracks

Swedes are quite outdoorsy by nature. Therefore, cycling is one of the hottest favorite pastimes for them. It is so popular that the government has funded for construction of hundreds of miles of cycling trails across the nation.

It includes both long-distance cycling routes through some of the most exotic landmarks of the countryside and safe cycling lanes in the busy streets of the cities.

Extending around 270km between Växjö to Simrishamn, the Sydostleden or the Southeast trail is one of the best cycling paths. It passes along the unspoiled beaches and pine-scented forests. It is straightforward to follow the pathways despite some dusty roads towards AWOL.

If you are a die-hard cyclist, you may want to cover the whole track. However, you can still rent a bike and choose a small part of the route to cycle first.

Hike through Exotic Walking Trails of Skåne

What is your plan after having the delicious pizza in the morning? Wear a pair of hiking shoes and go hiking. One of the best trails is Degeberga, which starts exactly down the road.

There are winding paths in the Swedish countryside, which lead through the rolling hills, verdant greens brandishing wild strawberries and stunningly ripe lingonberries, finishing at a free-flowing brook and crystal-clear waterfall.

The fairytale forest houses nymphs, and pixies and fairytale forest and magical place of Forsakar Nature Reserve. So pack up some delicious snacks and flask of hot coffee and take in the easy hike of 5.5km along the stunning Skåne

Have some quality time at the beach

If you are visiting Skåne, which sees less sun than other countries, it goes without saying that you would like to wear a swimsuit and get a tan and sport a swimsuit.

It is the place where UV is less stressful on a beach. This is the reason a lot of Swedes love to bask in the sun during the winter months. Even if you get here during summers, it has beaches where many tourists flock in Skåne.

The yellow sandy beach of Swedish Riviera stretches over the miles along the crescent-shaped coast. It is edged by forest and is powdery perfect and open for all. With the growing fame of summer homes, you may expect high crowds in some of the coastal towns.

Nevertheless, you don’t have to go too far to find some peace and seclusion in ocean waves. It has open access to the coast and land. You can easily camp at your calm corner on the wilderness.

Visit Soderasen National Park

Stretched over 1600 hectares, Sodersen National Park is the stunning landscape capped by the massive beech trees. It is one of the largest unhindered stretches of well-conserved deciduous forests in the north of Europe.

It is truly a paradise for nature lovers, with over ten devoted walking trails, ranging from smooth amble to tough hikes. Therefore, you can easily visit the region even if you stop for just a few hours.

If you have enough time, you may book your accommodation in basic huts. Be sure to visit here when you are prepared as most of the cabins don’t have the power supply.

Explore the beautiful Arild town

There are vivid clapperboard houses in the Swedish landscape complemented with stunning country gardens as well as white fences.

Whether clustered on the Small Island, seafront, or highness of the hills, you will want to capture this country. Arild is a small fishing village with over 500 residents. It has rusting boats in the small harbor.

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