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A treeline divides yellow rapeseed fields in Skane.
Swedish countryside, Skåne
Photo: Jerker Andersson/


Southern Sweden

If you have watched the ‘Wallander’ television series, adapted from the books of Henning Mankell, you pretty much have the southern tip of Sweden in a nutshell. And it really is that gorgeous; with rolling plains, white cottages in the distance, and endless sandy beaches. 'Am I in Sweden', you may ask yourself.


Southern Sweden is made up of the provinces of Skåne, Småland, Blekinge and Öland and in all of them you are in for a pleasant surprise. Why? Because the landscapes and scenery here probably differ from the image you have in your head. Particularly in Skåne, where you are met with rolling farmland and one of Europe's richest farming areas. The area is big on small-scale artisan food production and farmers markets. 

Grapevines and fields, with a small white house visible in the distance.
Photo: Miriam Preis/
Hällåkra Vineyard is situated in Skåne, Southern Sweden.
Skåne |
Photo: Miriam Preis/