Road trip along the Swedish south coast

The 9 June I had the great pleasure to guide my friends and colleagues Jinu and Shiva on a road trip along the south coast of Sweden. According to the calendar it was summer but unfortunately that was not the reality this day, 11 degrees and showers. 

  1. Starting at Hyllie train station and Emporia shopping center that offer a rooftop viewing platform from where you have great view over Hyllie, Öresund bridge and Malmö.
  2. Skanör and Falsterbo are twin towns. In the Middle Ages, these towns were significant centers of the herring trade, drawing merchants from across Europe. Skanör, known for its fortress and market, and Falsterbo, with its vibrant harbor, thrived due to the abundant herring in the surrounding waters. As the herring stocks dwindled in the late Middle Ages, the towns’ prominence declined. Today, Skanör and Falsterbo are renowned for their picturesque landscapes, historic buildings, and popular beaches, attracting visitors seeking a blend of history and natural beauty.
  3. Falsterbo beach
  4. Smygehuk is a harbour and fishing village located at Smygehamn. It is the southernmost point of Sweden and the entire Scandinavian Peninsula. The area features the Smygehuk Lighthouse, stony beaches, and during summer, it offers various activities including music, art, culture, and shopping. We had lunch at Sweden’s southernmost café, of course a prawn sandwich.
  5. Ystad Saltsjöbad, is a luxurious spa resort. It offers a charming and classic Newport-style experience with sea views, delicious food, and a relaxing spa. The resort has a rich history dating back to the 19th century and is situated just 20 meters from the sea, providing an excellent location for a getaway (sorry, no pictures)
  6. Kivik is a center for Swedish apple cultivation, thanks to its pleasant climate. The region is especially beautiful when the apple orchards bloom in May. Kivik is also known for its apple market, a harvest festival that celebrates Swedish apples and features unique apple art made from colorful apples. The market usually takes place in September and includes a variety of activities and displays.
    Kivik Musteri is a family-owned farm and production facility with a history dating back to 1888. It’s known for its extensive apple orchards with over 70 varieties of apples. You can enjoy the museum, guided tours of the orchard, learn about apple cultivation, and explore the production workshop. The farm also has a shop where you can buy locally produced juices, ciders, wines, and other preserves.
  7.  Vitemölla, is a tranquil seaside village. It is home to the Vitemölla Badhotell, a historic seaside hotel built in 1913.  
  8. Malmö Kalkbrott, also known as Limhamns kalkbrott, is a unique place in Malmö and one of the landmarks. It is a former industrial limestone quarry that has now become a nature reserve managed by the city of Malmö. The area is approximately 1300 meters long, 800 meters wide, and 65 meters deep. Rumor says that the cement in the foundation of the Jesus figure in Rio de Janeiro comes from Limhamn.
  9. Lernacken is a mostly artificial cape located in the Öresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. It is situated in the southwest of Malmö, between the suburbs Bunkeflostrand and Limhamn. The area is largely devoid of vegetation, with sparse areas of shrubs and small trees. It’s a notable spot for biking trips and offers great views of the Öresund Bridge starting point. Especially popular viewing point at sunset.


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