1 Varberg Fortress

Stay in one of the old prison cells in the splendid youth hostel set within the fortress, which dominates the landscape of the west coast.

2 Helsingborg

Do as the locals do and ride the boat to-and-fro to Denmark as many times as you like and enjoy a delicious lunch or drink onboard at the same time.

3 Hallands Väderö

A boat trip to this unspoilt island off the Bjäre peninsula offers a chance to commune with nature – and spot seals.

4 Domkyrkan, Lund

Beneath the finest Romanesque cathedral in Northern Europe lies the eerie crypt where Finn the Giant is said to have been turned to stone.

5 Lilla torg, Malmö

This beautiful cobbled square in the city centre is a fine place to down a beer or two and rest your feet and mind.

6 Sandhammaren beach, Skåne

Visit the miles of seamless, fine sands beneath the hot skies of Sweden’s southern coast.

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