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Skåne (Scania) is Sweden at its most continental. Connected to Denmark by bridge, its trademark mix of manors, gingerbread-style abodes and delicate, deciduous forests are a constant reminder that central Europe is just beyond the horizon.

Dominating the scene is metropolitan Malmö, defined by its cosmopolitan culture and striking, twisting tower. Further out, velvety fields, sandy coastlines and stoic castles create one of Sweden’s most bucolic landscapes.

Add to this the fact that Skåne is often dubbed Sweden’s larder and you have yourself one scrumptious Scandi treat.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Skåne.