Things to do - be inspired!

Gorgeous countryside

Outdoor adventurers can explore Skåne’s incredible forests and the picturesque sandy shores of Stenshuvud Nationalpark. Those in search of a little more history should check out the Ales Stenar, Sweden's largest preserved "ship setting" that dates back 1,400 years and fans of stunning rural vistas should head for Kullaberg and the Bjäre penninsula.

Stunning sandy beaches

Why not cool off in the waters of Sandhammaren, well regarded as the finest beach in southern Sweden, or catch some rays with the Swedish jet-set in stylish Torekov on the Bjäre peninsula?

Incredible art and design

Visit Österlen in the southeast, where designers and artists have created a mini creative community. Take a tour around the Kivik Art Center which features work from the likes of Antony Gormley and David Chipperfield.

Delicious cuisine

There are plenty of places to tickle the tastebuds throughout the region. From organic restaurants such as Salt & Brygga in Malmö, to cider sampling at Kiviks Musteri and Äpplets Hus, through to dinner and wine tasting at the Hotel Kronovall castle, there’s something to please every palette.

Food in Skåne
Food in Malmö

Cool city

Similar to Brighton with its seafront location, modern architecture, creative industries and multi-cultural community, Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city.  Malmö boasts a vibrant shopping scene, with its interior design stores, galleries and clothes at affordable prices.  Alternatively, chill out with the locals and join the café crowd on the beachfront.

Ystad, home of Wallander

Followers of the BBC series Wallander should take time to visit the historic city of Ystad, home to fictional detective Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh). Before the new series is broadcast at end of this year, why not book a trip to absorb the medieval atmosphere of Wallander’s Ystad and visit the Ystad Film Studios where Branagh filmed scenes for the first TV series. You may even spot the man himself filming for the new series…

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