Swedish province of Skone is located on the southern tip of the Scandinavian peninsula. Its population is around 1.2 million. Name Skone apparently originates from the Old-German skadin-awijo which means a "dangerous island" or "dangerous coast", i.е. that was the name for the coastal waters of the Sound strait (Oresund) northwards.
he Swedish province of Skåne is located in the south of the Scandinavian peninsula. Its population is around 1.2 million people. The tribe of Danns came from Skåne in the 200s AD and settled on the islands of Zealand, Falster, Lolland. The name of the tribe gave the name to the whole country – Danmark – «land of Danns».
Three major cities representing today’s Skåne are Malmo, Lund and Helsingborg.
Skåne is a kind of French Riviera for the Swedes, which due to the opening of the 16 km long bridge across the Sound in 2000 linked Danish Copenhagen with Swedish Malmo together. Opening this bridge across the Sound was the beginning of the new era of relations between these two Scandinavian countries. Today you can also take a train and within thirty minutes you will be on the Swedish side, in hospitable Malmo, student Lund or multinational Helsingborg.
If you would like to learn more about Malmo, we can plan a day trip for you to this pretty and friendly city. Read more about the tour around Malmo here.
For those who like unusual architecture and wants to learn and see more of the province of Skåne we offer to combine a tour to Malmo with a visit to Lund cathedral. Read more about the tour to Malmo and Lund cathedral here.
People who are fond of visiting castles, seing ancient towers, tryíng ferry crossings and knowing tragedies by Shakespeare will certainly be interested in going to the Danish Elsinore and the castle of Kronborg followed by a visit to Swedish Helsingborg, located in the narrowest place of the Sound strait. Read more about the tour to danish Helsingør and swedish Helsinborg here.
People who like extremes, as well as all those who want to see maximum within the shortest time period, we offer a visit to the medieval Denmark, including a tour to all three Skåne cities within 1 day: Malmo, Lund and Helsingborg. Read more about the tour to Malmo, Lund and Helsingborg and danish Helsingør here.