Österlen is a part of the Swedish historical province of Skåne. The town Simrishamn is situated in Österlen. It's well known in Sweden for its beautiful scenery and rich cultural life, being the home of a significant number of artists and writers.
You can get to Österlen via Malmö-Sturup Airport or Copenhagen International Airport.
To get to Österlen by train you must first get to Malmö and then go by the trains called "pågatågen" (line 6). The train stops at several locations in Österlen. Some of them are:
Timetable can be found at:
The only trains which have regular lines are "pågatågen". For further information, see Get in - By train.
There is also a museum railroad in the north of the region. The steam trains are active during Sundays in the summer, and also on Wednesdays and Thursdays in July.
Österlen has a well-maintained bike trail running just along the coast, making bicycle an excellent choice for getting around. It is possible to get from Skillinge to Kivik (a distance of ca 30 km) without having to bike on the main road at all. The scenery varies between pretty and fantastic. Some of the highlights include the small fishing villages you may pass through on the way, namely Brantevik, Baskemölla, Vik, in addition to Simrishamn and the villages Rörum and Svinaberga.
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