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HOLIDAYS IN THE EAST AND IN YSTAD

Sweden's Provence is usually called Österlen. With many charming villages, a beautiful and open landscape and a large selection of exciting activities and good food, it is no wonder that Österlen is one of Sweden's most beloved destinations.  Here you can relax on Sweden's most beautiful beach, Sandhammaren, view Ale Stenar or visit Stenshuvud National Park.

The city of Ystad is often felt through the famous crime series Wallander and of course you can get a guided tour through the city and experience the scenes and the well-known places in real life. You can also visit Ystad Studios Visitor Center where you can experience different environments from several of the productions that have been recorded in Ystad Studios over the years. As a visitor, you can step into Kurt Wallander's apartment and police station in the BBC's Wallander productions, as well as in Cirkus Imagos' manege and the Milky Way's spaceship.

 

Here we have selected a selection of everything there is to do in the area. More information can be found at visitosterlen.se

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BOENDE

Österlen and Ystad are like a smorgasbord of wonderful hotel stays. Stay at wine castles, by the sea or on typical Scanian farms - here you will find most things.

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BRÖSARPS GÄSTGIFVERI & SPA

BRÖSARP

Personality, character and lots of charm

Brösarp's slopes stretch towards the horizon, at the gate to Österlen is Brösarp Gästgifveri & SPA - a tranquil place surrounded by beautiful nature. Here you sleep well; time for thoughts & room for adventure. 

This is where the genuine Scanian inn tradition sprouts. We take care of our guests with great generosity and every meal is a feast. We get the raw materials from our neighbors, the closer the better.

The inn has 32 rooms in different categories; all with their own shower & toilet. 

Next to Gästgifveriet you will find the hotel's Skånska SPA; here can enjoy hot pools, sauna and a large sun deck. 

Welcome to the small place with the big heart!
 

Read more at gastis.se

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LEISURE HOTEL & CONGRESS

YSTAD

In summer, the service extends to the wooden deck in the adjacent green park. In Relax & reload we take care of both body and soul. On the seventh floor, you bubble hot in the open air.

On the grounds of the bathhouse from the 60s, we have designed a unique accommodation. We have saved the egg white door knobs and cleaned up wide glass sections. Then we have supplemented with a rooftop bar, relax & reload, juice bar, gym, jacuzzi in the open air, collaboration with adventure pools and padelars.

Read more at hotellfritiden.se

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KRONOVALL'S WINE CASTLE

SKÅNE TRANÅS

 

A sense of the wings of history.


To be on two hands with the person you prefer to share your life with or just have a fantastic experience with friends. To hear creaking floors or walk long corridors where doors line up with the room names neatly drawn in the frame is something out of the ordinary. No matter why you are here.

To get a total experience with food, drink and service. This is exactly what we at Kronovalls Vinslott work for. This summer we offer a summer package and a pizza package.


Read more at kronovall.se

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BRÖSARPS GÄSTGIFVERI & SPA

BRÖSARP​

Personlighet, karaktär och massvis med charm

Brösarps backar sträcker sig mot horisonten, vid porten till Österlen ligger Brösarp Gästgifveri & SPA - en rofylld plats omgiven av vacker natur. Här sover ni gott; tid för tankar & rum för äventyr. 

Här spirar den äkta skånska gästgivartraditionen. Vi månar om våra gäster med stor generositet och varje måltid är en fest. Råvarorna hämtar vi från våra grannar, ju närmre desto bättre.

Gästgifveriet har 32 rum i olika kategorier; alla med egen dusch & toalett. 

Bredvid Gästgifveriet finner ni hotellets Skånska SPA; här kan njuta av varma pooler, bastu och ett stort soldäck. 

Välkommen till det lilla stället med det stora hjärtat!
 

Läs mer på gastis.se

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HOTEL SVEA

SIMRISHAMN

Hotel Svea the ancient, family-friendly hotel where you get to experience the Scanian atmosphere.  

Enjoy a good bite to eat of local produce, enjoy the stunning views, wake up to the sound of the waves. Choose from our various package offers such as hiking packages, bicycle packages, Svea special packages, see our website www.hotelsvea.se
Bookings are easiest at info@hotelsvea.se

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KIVIKS HOTEL CONFERENCE AND SPA

KIVIK

Miles wide view of the sea.

 

It is our aim that everyone should enjoy themselves and experience peace, harmony and seclusion. Our hope is that already in the lobby you will feel at home, have a cup of coffee and sit in our Italian New Renaissance garden or in the bar and look out at an outstanding view and feel how nice it is to just be!

 

Read more at kivikshotell.se

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ÖRUMS NYGÅRD

LÖDERUP

Örums Nygård är det familjära hotellet på Österlen där alla ska känna sig välkomna och omhändertagna. Hos oss upplever du en genuin atmosfär och hemmakänsla, långt ifrån storstadens buller och med det skånska landskapet precis utanför.

 

Hotellet har 21 rymliga rum i markplan och anläggningen har även en restaurang, ett spa samt två konferensrum. Under sommaren öppnar vi upp portarna till Svinarojtarens loge där ni kan njuta av BBQ och underhållning i mysig och rustik miljö.

Läs mer på orumsnygard.se

EXCURSIONS & SIGHTS

ALES STENAR 
One of northern Europe's most beautiful ancient monuments shaped like a mysterious old stone ship, Ale Stenar is a must when visiting Österlen. You will find it at the village Kåseberga.

The contrast between the rolling grassy plains, the cliffs that plunge steeply straight into the sea and the white sandy beaches along the coast creates a completely unique atmosphere. 
Read more at ystad.se

CHRISTINEHOFS EKOPARK 
The ecopark extends around the beautiful 18th century Christinehof castle. The idea of the park is to preserve the typical Swedish cultural landscape here, with open pastures, wetland environments, lush forests and winding streams. If we​​ would turn back time, let's say about 500 million years, so the lands here formed seabeds somewhere between the equator and the South Pole. It is this story that shaped the massive alum shale that you step on when you explore Christinehof's ecopark - perhaps through a taste walk?

A walk here also offers exciting Swedish architectural history. The picturesque half-timbered house Alunbruket is today one of Skåne's most popular cafés and Christinehof's castle itself with its golden, radiance of greatness from the Baroque is a delight to the eye.
Read more at christinehofsekopark.se

CYCLING IN THE EAST 

Sydostleden is one of Sweden's national cycle paths, and is an easily accessible and traffic-safe cycle path that offers both cultural experiences and fantastic nature. It stretches for almost 300 kilometers and offers a wide range of cycling experiences. The trail starts (or ends) in Simrishamn, and takes you through an ever-changing landscape all the way up to Växjö in Småland. In the Scanian part of the trail, you cycle through Kivik's apple orchards, where you can stop and try a cooling Kivik's Apple Cider, before rolling on past picturesque farms, pastures and forests. The whole road offers wonderful views of Skåne's natural and cultural landscape.
Read more at sydodstleden.se

GLIMMINGEHUS - SCANDINAVIA'S BEST PRESERVED MEDIEVAL CASTLE
Glimmingehus is located near Simrishamn and has an origin that goes back as far as the year 1499, and a visit here gives a fascinating insight into what life on a castle was like at that time. The old castle was built for combat and has a lot of unique defense devices, such as hatches through which hot tar could be poured over the intruders, drawbridges, moats and a number of other life-threatening traps. The staff also take part in making the story come alive - in the summer you can listen to ghost stories, you can try medieval pursuits, take part in one of the guided tours or just relax in the beautiful herb garden. 
Read more at osterlensyd.se

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GUNNARSHÖGS GÅRD

At Gunnarshög's farm, you can buy the farm's own rapeseed oil and a variety of other products, such as linseed oil, vinegar and various kinds of jams and marmalades. Everything is organic and locally produced, and there is also a small café where many of the pastries are made with the house's oil.
Read more at gunnarshog.se

HALLAMÖLLA WATERFALL
Hallamölla is Skåne's highest waterfall, with a drop of 23 meters. The waterfall is a natural obstacle for migration for sea trout who want to play upstream. In the autumn, when the fish are wandering, a desperate battle takes place here against the forces of nature when the fish want to catch up. If you want to see Hallamölla in all its glory, you should visit the place under the spring river, but watch out for slippery rocks and high cliffs.

Follow the red or black trail from Christinehof Castle to get to Hallamölla. There is also parking at Hallamölla.
Read more at christinehofsekopark.se

HAVÄNG
The coast between the small village Vitemölla and Haväng in eastern Skåne has an atmosphere reminiscent of southern Europe, with beautiful sandy beaches and clear beech forests. The area is popular with visitors all year round, and the 5,000-year-old stone chamber tomb Havängsdösen is a famous tourist attraction. In the north, the open grazed heathlands on Ravlunda shooting range expand and in the south, the nature reserve Vitemölla beach slopes take over with grazed, hilly dry meadows. The area offers cool swimming with long white beaches. Sheep, cows and horses graze here, keeping the fields open. If you are lucky, you can also come across one of the llamas out on the moor, whose task is to guard the sheep against the wolf.

KIVIKS MUSTERI 

Just south of Kivik is Kiviks Musteri, the family business that five generations later still makes must, cider and other goodies in the same spirit and with the same passion. Completely in line with our craft heritage and our traditions. With the genuine, timeless, wonderful feeling of Kivik - and the good taste of Österlen. Here you can buy and taste the different drinks in the temple's shop and restaurant.
Read more at kiviksmusteri.se

 

OLOF VIKTORS
A stone's throw from Ale Stenar, between Ystad and Simrishamn is the classic café Olof Viktors. There is also a bakery and a shop, all housed in a charming old four-lane Skåne farm. Tasty pastries and a wide range of good marmalades and jams are available for purchase, and tempting sandwiches are served in the café. Enjoy your coffee in the lush garden, with a tranquil view of fields and meadows.
Read more at olfoviktors.se

SANDHAMMAREN

One of Sweden's finest beaches, Sandhammaren, stretches from the small fishing village of Skillinge in the north to Löderup in the south. The long white beaches, dunes and pine forest in the inner parts are welcoming all year round and invite to both play and relaxation. The sand hammer is located at the southeastern tip of Sweden and the current conditions in the sea are particularly lively here. Keep this in mind and pay attention when swimming and playing.

SKÅNELEDEN - HIKING THE EAST
The Skåne trail consists of 130 km of marked hiking trails throughout Skåne. The Skåneleden is divided into five different areas, which together include more than 100 different stages, all marked with orange markings.

Backaleden is a sister route to Skåneleden and runs through the idyllic landscape around Brösarp. Here you can walk over Brösarp's slopes, along Verkeån and through an ecopark. The back trail is excellent with orange markings, so you always know where to go. Along the hiking trails there are picnic areas with windbreaks, toilets, fireplaces and information boards. 
Read more at skaneleden.se

STENSHUVUD NATIONAL PARK 
Stenshuvud is Sweden's southernmost national park and is known for the great variety of species that live here. The charm of Stenshuvud National Park is that you do not have to go far to see much.

The landscape is very varied with dry meadows, wet meadows, rich deciduous forest, wet deciduous forest, sandy beach and rocky beach. The park is 400 hectares in size, of which 80 hectares are sea, which makes Stenshuvud a popular destination even among divers. Stenshuvud consists of three different mountain peaks, of which the northern one is the highest, 97 meters above sea level. Here you have a magnificent view of Hanö Bay and in clear weather you can see the Danish island of Bornholm, as a blue shadow on the horizon in the southeast. 

Read more at sverigesnationalparker.se

YSTAD ANIMAL PARK
Just outside Ystad you will find Ystad Zoo. A good excursion destination for families with children where you can cuddle with a variety of mammals and reptiles or swim in the heated outdoor pools. The animals include monkeys, meerkats, lemurs and reptiles, but also bison, moose, horses, pigs and rabbits. 
Read more at ystaddjurpark.se

YSTAD STUDIOS VISITOR CENTER
Ystad Studios Visitor Center is an interactive experience center next door
  Ystads Studios. It is more than a museum - here you are met by a world full of inspiring film environments and try-out activities from the enchanted world of film. Immerse yourself in Wallander's world, have fun in Cirkus Imagos manege or sit behind the controls and steer Paximus III, the real spaceship from the Milky Way and Pax's terrestrial adventures.
Read more at ystad.se

ÖVEDSKLOSTER CASTLE
One of Sweden's foremost rococo castles, Övedskloster Castle is located right by Lake Vombsjön.

During the Middle Ages, there was a monastery here, hence the name, but this ceased during the Reformation and eventually ended up in private ownership. During the latter half of the 18th century, Hans Ramel had the old monastery buildings demolished and built the current castle according to drawings by Carl Hårleman.  Hans Ramel also laid out the roads and avenues and laid the foundation for the modern agriculture that is conducted at Övedskloster today.

Unique with Övedskloster is that it was built in a relatively short period of time during the second half of the 18th century, and has not changed since then. There is a lot to see in the castle and there is also a summer café and a market garden.
Read more at ovedskloster.com

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MORE TIPS

SKÅNELEDEN  - 130 km hiking trail divided into 100 stages

VISIT SKÅNE - Read more about Skåne

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