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At the southernmost tip of Sweden is the province of Skåne, an area of fertile meadows and fields which was ruled by the Danes until 1658. To this day the Skånians have upheld their own distinctive dialect. As a reminder of the days of Danish rule there are more than 200 castles and manors sprinkled over the province, often forming part of a farm.

Skåne is mostly famous for its food (in particular the smörgåsbord), and the landscape is characterised by rolling fields, pastures and forests. Due to the shortage of lakes in this region, the best spots for swimming and fishing are along the east, south and west coasts.

Inland, Skåne has many small lanes ideal for cycling tours, and for golfers, the region has some of the finest and most beautifully located courses in Sweden.

Other main regional attractions include the medieval town of Lund which has a 12th century cathedral and 14th century astronomical clock, Båstad, Falsterbo, Helsingborg, Mölle and Ystad. There is also the Oresund bridge, the world’s longest single bridge carrying both road and railway traffic, which links Sweden and Dennmark.


Founded in the 13th century, Malmö is Sweden’s 3rd largest city and offers a wealth of gardens, parks, restaurants and a beautiful beach. City tourist attractions include the main town squares, Mamöhus Castle and St Petri Church. Konsthallen and Rooseum museums are well known for their art collections.

The ‘Malmö Card’ entitles visitors to free travel on local buses, discounts on a wide variety of purchases and free admission to museums. This can be purchased at the Malmö Tourist Board:

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Useful travel Links
Official Skåne tourist website Official tourist information on Skane
Official website of Malmö Official information Malmö