Skåne is also called “Scania” in English
Skåne in southern Sweden is full of contrasts. It has deep green forests, vast plains, rolling hills and dramatic cliffs. Light and warmth dominate the landscape throughout the year and there is something for everyone – from the big city hustle and bustle of Malmö’s shopping streets to the holiday idyll of Österlen on Skåne’s southeast coast.
Fishing, swimming, golfing
From Malmö or Helsingborg you can quickly get to the fishing, windsurfing or kite surfing areas on Skåne’s long coast or the beach life in villages like Torekov, Båstad, Mölle and Kivik.
There are no less than 70 golf courses within an hour’s drive.
“The best of both worlds”
With its long history, flourishing culture and acclaimed cuisine, the region offers “the best of both worlds” (which is Skåne’s official tourism slogan). Skåne is both Swedish and a little Danish – but most of all Skåne is Skåne.
The Öresund Bridge
Thanks to the Öresund Bridge, you can get from the European continent (via Puttgarden in Germany) to Malmö in about three hours. The Öresund region is booming and so popular that there are plans to build a second bridge (between Helsingør and Helsingborg).
Camping in summer and winter
The region has surprisingly many campsites that are open all-year round, for example in Åhus/Kristianstad, in Sibbarp/Malmö, and in Simrishamn. We recommend the popular campsite just north of Landskrona, Mötesplats Borstahusen. It is a 5-star campsite and holiday resort, located right next to the sea, a fishing harbour, and a golf course.
In the winter months of January and February, it is usually milder here than in any other part of Sweden. Therefore, visitors come here to spend their Christmas holidays or to celebrate New Year. Sixty cottages and holiday homes are available. Read more and book here: Mötesplats Borstahusen in Landskrona
You will find Landskrona on the west coast between Malmö in the south and Helsingborg in the north. From Landskrona you can take the ferry to the island ov Ven in the Öresund. The island is great for cycling. Bike rental is available on the island. The ferry takes just thirty minutes.
Our recommendations for Skåne
- Kullaberg and the Kullen Peninsula
- Ystad: Roses and Wallander
- Simrishamn, the heart of Österlen
- The most charming castles in Skåne
Hotels in Skåne
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Holiday homes in Skåne
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The Öresund Bridge