Leaving Malmö, it’s barely 30km due south along the E6 and then Route 100 to Sweden’s most southwesterly point and the adjoining medieval town of SKANÖR, site of a tremendous beach and nature reserve, plus a remarkable Viking-style settlement at nearby Foteviken.

Skanör was once an important commercial centre and was founded as part of the Hanseatic commercial system. In the early twentieth century, the town became a fashionable bathing resort for wealthy Malmö families. Today, Skanör’s simple pleasures lie in wandering through the medieval streets and admiring the pretty half-timbered houses around the main square, Rådhustorget, and along Mellangatan.

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