Hot off the back of the trip with bmi to Moscow last week, I’m stoked to announce another sojourn into Europe for 48 Hour Adventure. This time I’m off with four other bloggers/writers to Skåne county on the south coast of Sweden!
Skåne (pronounced skorr-naa) is home to the cities and towns of Malmö, Helsingborg and Ystad and some of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Europe. It’s like Sweden’s version of the Mediterranean, with long sandy stretches to enjoy in a region typically not known for sunloungers.
It’s also dotted with some very pretty, traditional Scandinavian villages to explore, a rich maritime history and an intriguing Danish influenced heritage. Not to mention the fine restaurants and vineyards, this is a region of Sweden that is seldom enjoyed by the majority of European travellers.
Panoramas of Malmö by Björn Söderqvist on flickr
I won’t be going along on this one, it’ll be a big ol’ party. I’ll be going along with Jayne from 40 Before 30, Zoë from The Quirky Traveller, Matt from AOL, Amelia from The Guardian, as well as representatives from fourbgb and Visit Sweden. We’ll be road-tripping it across the region for 4 days, starting on Thursday at Malmö on the west side of the county and then continuing along the coast to the beautiful southern seaside town of Ystad (home of the TV series Wallander). Following that, we’ll head north west to Helsingborg before finishing up on Sunday and flying back to London.
A beach in Ystad by Skånska Matupplevelser on flickr
On my return, I’ll be able to bring you loads of great new content on how to enjoy the best parts of Sweden’s untapped south coast in 48 hours, using Malmö as your starting point. Its proximity to Copenhagen makes it very accessible from Copenhagen’s Kastrup airport, with the Oresund bridge connecting direct to Malmö.
You’ll be able to keep up with all the activity along the way by following the hashtag #InSkane on twitter and on the 48 Hour Adventure page on Facebook. Also make sure you check out Skåne’s app on Facebook – Your Skåne, which allows you to mix and match your interests to create an ideal holiday in Skåne.
Many thanks to fourbgb and Visit Sweden for organising this blog trip, it should be a doozy!
Featured photo from Giåm on flickr.