Foteviken is a unique place in viking Scandinavia as it isn't a museum or heritage place (like Hedeby, Birka, Trelleborg or Borg) but rather a village where people live viking lives during summer and where you are given guided tours by the inhabitants and can then wander around people's houses as you wish, looking at the great hall, the king's...more
As you enter Falsterbo, the houses seem bigger and so too do the cars parked outside them, but ignore that and continue to the old parts of Falsterbo where you find Kaptensgårdens restaurant and antique/maritime shop, art galleries, a café, great old Skåne houses and Falsterbo museum on the local history.more
No, it is not always this deserted - the picture was taken a May afternoon. Falsterbo is one of the nicest beaches in Sweden and people know it. At least between June and August. Having said that, if you find yourself here after an October storm, you could even go on search for Baltic amber. Don't expect huge chunks as the ones here are usually...more
Picturesque as few, you could imagine living here happily for some time. That is until you realise that it would cost a fortune. Money better spent on travelling :-) But hey, it costs nothing to look! Half timbered farm houses and converted fishermen's cottages in a cheerful mix along the grass clad streets.more
OK, the ornithologists of the world are the ones who could easily spend a lifetime here but it has something for the rest of us too. During the bird migrating periods in spring and autumn, it can be crowded as people are all over the beach with their binoculars but at other times, it is a wonderful place too, as it has a bit of an "end of the...more
The inn is very cozy with great ambiance in Skanör, the south of Sweden. I especailly like it in the summer when you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful swedish summer. Egg cake with pork and lingonberry is their speciality and is a must if you'd like to try a scanian specialty.more
Gästis is short for "gästgivargård" (guest giving farm) which means "inn" and this south Swedish province is full of them. Skanör belongs to the most famous and have specialities like geese in November, and lamb racks (although there is also a vegetarian alternative on the menu). This is the famous inn with the zebra crossing for geese. Chevré pie...more
Apparently so good people travel all the way from Malmö 30 km north to join the crowds on weekends. I have never been, but frequently see posters plastered around Malmö and I imagine it can be high life since I have passed by daytime and the place is next to the beach with huge sand dunes for snogging :-))) Just make sure you don't go during the once in a blue moon discos for 14-year-olds (advertised on the council website so you know when not to go).
If you don't have your own car, it is easy to get here by bus. Catch the yellow regional buses from Malmö Central station or Södervärn - 100 runs daily and 300 via Malmö South station on weekdays. It takes 35-40 minutes and they are at least once an hour, more frequent in the morning.
Not only a shop, but a fish restaurant where you can buy local fish specialities. It also helps that it is in the little Skanör harbour with its maritime feeling which I hope won't be spoiled by noise from the nearby "Badhytten" beach bar in summer.
On the beaches at Falsterbo lighthouse, Skanör harbour and in Kämpinge, near the amber museum, you can find small pieces of amber if you are lucky but best if you are there after an autumn storm when it is washed ashore.
Boots and a wind/rain proof if you are interested in birds.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Binoculars for the bird watching, but also because you might want to look across to the Öresund Bridge in the distance...or at the beautiful yacht just sailing by...or admire that hunk on the beach in all anonymity :-)))
Go for a walk in one of the many wetlands next to the sea. Some areas are only open parts of the year to let birds breed but some have footpaths to the seaside and all along, you hear seabirds. You will also see the remains of Skanör's medieval defense system.
One of the three big annual equestrian shows in Sweden, along with Göteborg and Stockholm Horse Shows, and the only one outdoors. It takes place in July every year and concentrates on show jumping with several international classes and a nations cup, but also includes judging of young warmblood and some dressage. All in all, horses are everywhere around Skanör and Falsterbo and you will see people riding on beaches, horses in paddocks and just bridlepaths everywhere as this is one of the places with most horses per capita in Sweden.
Apart from the great beaches with or without entertainment, what you come for is to stroll around the old parts of the two villages and enjoy the scenery, including the constantly appearing sea views between houses. Standing in Skanör harbour, looking back across the Kämpinge Bay towards Malmö and realising that I could stand in this gorgous...more
Coming here on a hot summer day and going to the beach it´s just marvelous!Clean white fine sand, and the shallow salty water.There are many camping grounds in Skåne, and it is easy to go from there to Falsterbo with a car. The distances are short in Skåne.(If you are coming with sailing boat, there is a nice guest harbour just near the beach)more