Visit Southern Sweden
Southern Sweden could not represent more of a contrast to the cold north of the country if it tried. With rolling farmland and endless sandy beaches, this region is far removed from the stereotypical Arctic image synonymous with Scandinavia.
Historically this has been a region under siege with the area of Skane constantly fought over by Denmark and Sweden. These days the long anticipated Øresunds Link connects the two areas once again, coupling the popular city destination of Malmo to mainland Denmark.
Also situated in the southern region of Sweden is the island of Gotland. Although nowadays a popular retreat for the elite of Stockholm this island maintains a close relationship with its history through annual festivals and celebrations.
Top itineraries in Southern Sweden
Free car hire
This gentle five-day self-drive tour through Sweden's gourmet heartland takes in the rural and coastal scenery between Malmo and Ystad. Accommodation is in two of the region's leading hotels, from where the locations from the hugely popular Wallander series can be visited.
Free car hire
Gotland is arguably Sweden's best-kept secret. Surrounded by the Baltic, halfway between Sweden and Latvia, the island boasts around 100 medieval churches and an untold number of Viking and prehistoric sites.
Top places to stay in Southern Sweden
A ‘home from home’ feel in a quiet location just around the corner from the busy city centre, in the southernmost province of Sweden.
Recommended by Sweden’s exclusive White Guide and a World Luxury Spa Awards nominee, Ystad Saltsjöbad is a hotel and spa complex set on the Baltic Sea with direct access to the beach.
Stora Hotellet Bryggan is uniquely located on Fjällbacka’s atmospheric pier and has excellent sunset views over the water.
Where to go in Southern Sweden
The landscape of Skåne is one of the richest farming districts in northern Europe, with flat horizons and wide-open spaces full of fertile soil. With a dramatic rocky coastline to the north and sweeping sandy beaches to the south, Skåne is a photographers dream.
Gotland is an island famous for its history, music, and natural beauty and it's this unique blend of attractions that makes Gotland's atmosphere so magical.
Seeped in history, Malmo was once under Danish rule until King Karl X threatened to invade Copenhagen, convincing the Danes to return the Skåne region to Sweden. Once an influential fishing harbour, Malmo attracted German merchants whose influence can still be seen in the city's architecture today.…
When to go to Southern Sweden
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