Southern Sweden is my home region (Swedish: Skåne), and it’s a bliss to visit during spring and summer. However, most tourists tends to focus on Stockholm and Gothenburg, but there are lots of more places to visit in Sweden, and the southern part is just one of the many! I compiled my favourite pictures of Sweden from my latest road trip to the southern part of my home country.
I’m originally from Helsingborg, and a couple of weeks ago, me and my girlfriend went on a little road trip. We did some Castle hunting, enjoyed the countryside, explored my home town along with Ystad and Lund. There are lots of castles in Skåne, and we also have some of the best beaches in Sweden.
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25 Delightful Pictures of Sweden
Here are some of my favorite pictures of Sweden from our road trip to the south
Helsingborg, my beautiful home town with a rich history. This fortress was used to defend against the danish invaders, and much of it is still well-preserved. From the top you can also enjoy some stunning views of Helsingborg.
Another popular place to visit is “Pålsjö Skog”, a forest where you can see old buildings and find spots and paths like these.
We even have our own cherry blossom. While it’s not as impressive as in Japan, it’s still great to look at and for photos.
Old houses and fine architecture can be found at many places in Helsingborg. The photo below is taken in an area called Vikingsberg.
Castles of Southern Sweden
Castles. We do have quite a few of them, in different shapes, sizes and of course from different eras. Some of the most notable ones are Trolleholm, Marsvinsholm, Trollenäs, Kronovall, Malmöhus and Christinehof.
Christine in front of Marsvinsholm. This castle is just a short drive from Ystad.
A little picnic at the inner yard at the magical castle of Trolleholm. It felt like a fairytale!
Casually walking in my traditional Swedish costume at Trollenäs castle.
Lund, a university town in the middle of Helsingborg and Malmö. A charming town with a beautiful dome church.
Sweden’s Most Picturesque City – Ystad
Ystad, probably one of Sweden’s most picturesque cities.
Still, it deserves far more visitors than it currently gets.
My grandmother lives there, so whenever I’m back in Sweden, we go here, and we always find some new photo spots!
The Canola fields are amazing, and if you go to Southern Sweden in May, you gotta venture out of the towns and visit the endless fields of gold!
Did we find paradise in Sweden? Yes, this is not the Maldives, and it’s not Caribbean either. It’s one of the best beaches in Sweden, called Sandhammaren. Here await powder white sand, blue and turquoise water, and tranquility.
As you might have guessed, Southern Sweden has incredible landscapes, and there are still lots of farmers.
Sweden is a land of forests, and Skåne is no exception. I always appreciate being out in nature. This particular photo is taken in Stenshuvud national park.
Simrishamn is another charming and picturesque town in Southern Sweden. It’s located in Österlen, which is a popular summer destination among Swedes, especially from Stockholm.
Windmills used to play an important role in Southern Sweden, so don’t be surprised if you see one while driving around. However, not that many still have their wings attached, but this one does, so, of course we had to snap a photo here.
Finishing up with Ystad
More photos from Ystad. Streets like these are almost everywhere. You gotta love this cute and old style!
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Alex, aka Swedish Nomad. A full-time traveller and Photographer from Sweden. See more of his photography on his travel blog Swedishnomad.com