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Götaland : Scania
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Skåne landscape outside Helsingborg.
Western harbour, Malmö, with Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso to the right.

Scania (Swedish: Skåne, [1]) is the southernmost province in Sweden, and part of the Götaland region. It is known for its rich agricultural fields, its old history, long beaches, Danish heritage and a remarkable local accent.


Other destinations

  • Ven Island
  • The picturescue southeastern district of Österlen
  • The Kullaberg nature reserve
  • The three small national parks Stenshuvud, Söderåsen, and Dalby Söderskog
  • Falsterbo peninsula
  • Båstad [2] town and Bjäre area
  • The Kullabygden region which hosts a nature reserve, horseback riding and picturesque coastal towns
  • Ales stenar - a 67 metre long stone ship formed by 59 large boulders of sandstone, a megalithic monument from the Nordic Iron Age



Get in

Øresundsbron bridge connecting Denmark and Skåne.

By plane

  • Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) [3] (IATA: CPH) in Denmark, is the main international airport of the area, located just across the Øresundsbron bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden. A 20 minute trip by train, bus or car takes you from Copenhagen Airport to Skåne. Skånetrafiken [4] trains run from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö and Skåne every 20 minutes, a one way ticket costs around 100 SEK (10 Euro).
  • Malmö Airport (Sturup) [5], located 25 kilometres east of Malmö, has air traffic from Stockholm, Hungary, Poland amongst others. There are Flygbussarna airport coaches [6] connections to the cities of Malmö and Lund.

By boat

Scania is connected to Germany, Denmark and Poland by car ferry.

  • TT-Line[7] runs services to Travemünde and Rostock (Germany) daily.
  • Scandlines [8] runs daily services to Sassnitz and Rostock (Germany).
  • Scandlines [9] and HH-Ferries [10] runs daily services to Elsinore (Denmark). The trip takes about 20 minutes and the ships run at least every hour 24/7. Daytime there is a departure every 20 minutes.
  • Unity Line [11] and Polferries [12] run daily services to Swinoujscie (Poland).

Get around

Skånetrafiken [13] provides comprehensive rail and bus service in the region.


Sofiero palace & gardens
  • Sofiero [14] - a palace and gardens just north of Helsingborg, a former royal summer residence and renowned as one of Europe's largest collections of rhododendrons, more than 10,000 plants with 500 different varieties.
  • Lund's Cathedral [15]- the foremost Romanesque cathedral in the Nordic Region. Awarded three stars in the Michelin tourist guide.
  • Glimmingehus [16] - the best-preserved medieval castle in the Nordic region.
  • Skåne Zoo [17] - the only Scandinavian zoo with Scandinavian animals only



Hike on Skåneleden.


In all of Sweden Scania is most known for the culinary arts. Malmö offers a wide selection of restaurants, the region of Österlen has alot to offer in the way of food.


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