Picture perfect landscape
Skåne is the country’s southernmost region and one of northern Europe´s richest farming districts, Skåne is generally associated with endless open fields and wide, flat horizons. Find lush, leafy forest and dramatic rocky coasts in the northwest, endless fields and mile-long white beaches in the south, gently rolling hills and green groves to the west.
Castles & gardens
Southern Sweden is awash with near 300 castles and gardens from various historic eras ranging from the 12th to 19th centuries. Due to their general magnificence, it’s hard to pick out any, but if you are near Helsingborg, breathing in the blooming, lovely rhododendrons at the opulent renaissance style Sofiero castle and gardens, is a must. And if you are bound for Kristianstad, catch an art exhibition at lakeside Wanås Castle and park, simply dotted with stunning sculptures.
The Skåne region is famous for its rich dairy, goose, eel and farm fresh foods. Prized local produce and traditions include asparagus, forest berries, mushrooms, goose and eel feasts, shellfish and wild venison.
For golfers, Skåne is the place to go in Sweden. There are over 70 courses around the region, most of high quality, and many among the finest in northern Europe. The mild climate allows many of these courses to stay open almost year round.
Tennis town tradition
Tennis fans must visit the Bjäre peninsula, with the famous tennis town of Båstad, a legendary party spot that attracts visitors from near and far in summer, particularly in July during the week of the annual ATP tennis tournament.
Ystad – Wallander tour
The picturesque small town of Ystad – on Skåne´s south coast – is the home of bestselling author Henning Mankell´s police inspector Kurt Wallander. This is the spot to do the Wallander tour and check out the Österlen region, an area of splendid beauty, with gently rolling hills, long white beaches and lush apple groves.