Konstrundan ÖSKG, Tjörnedala Konsthall
Ystad Saltjöbad


spa experiences

Glimmingehus foto: Kai Svensson


Medieval fortress

Cyklister Foto: Thorsten Persson

Experience Österlen by bike

Ny väg Foto: Elise Nilsson
Bröllopsmässa, Bröllop på Österlen
Brösarps backar foto: Anki Björklund

Ystad & Österlen, southeast Skåne

Southeastern Skåne is a small holiday paradise. From Haväng in the north to Ystad in the south the coastline is more than 800 kilometres long. Glittering ocean and golden sand dunes as far as the eye can see. Here you can find hiking trails that are attractive all year round: Through blossoming apple orchards in springtime, along fields of yellow rape during the summer or in a landscape of changing colours in autumn. 

The hiking trail Österlenleden, for example, takes you from the coast to the interior of Skåne with its unique flora and fauna as well as its quiet lakes with good possibilities for fishing. The national bicycle route Sydostleden passes several of the area’s cultural heritage sites, beautiful nature reserves and Sweden’s southernmost national park, Stenshuvud. 

With all due respect to nature, though, accommodation and food is also important! There is a choice broad enough to suit all tastes and budgets. From oceanfront camping with sand between your toes to exclusive hotels with award-winning spas. Every little Bed & Breakfast is unique and reflects the owner’s passion for the area.

On the culinary front, there are fine dining, Michelin-starred restaurants and Toscana-style pizzerias with rustic wooden tables and fairy lights at night. As well as raw food cafés for the conscious eater. Ecological and locally produced have long been words of honour and guided food tours are being arranged for those who want to get really close to the producers. Especially delicious food experiences are the Asparagus Days, the Matrundan Food Tour and Skånes Food Festival in May as well as Kivik’s Apple Market and the harvest festivals in September. 

Southeast Skåne offers year-round activities. From relaxing trolley and canoe tours during the summer to yoga classes and retreats during autumn and winter. From exciting jeep rallies and wakeboard surfing in summertime to New Year dips and raft sauna during the winter. Golf can be played practically the whole year round. 

See Österlen