Skåne, the most southern province of Sweden, has been well endowed by nature with what it takes to provide an ideal holiday environment. The unpolluted countryside and fresh sea air is ideal for every conceivable type of holiday activity. There are long sandy coastlines for swimming, wonderful small lakes and rivers for fishing and canoeing, green woods and well-prepared recreation areas to explore on foot.
Then there is the rich culture and traditions, the famous smörgåsbord, the numerous castles, idyllic small medieval towns and fishing villages. You’ll also find lively modern urban centres like Malmö, Helsingborg and Lund, where you can enjoy the tax-free shopping, restaurants and varied entertainment facilities.
Skåne is easy to reach. You have a wide choice of flights to Malmö Sturup Airport – or to Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, from which there are frequent train connections to Malmö, across the bridge over Öresound.
Read more about Skåne at: http://visitskane.com/en
Malmö – a city in transition
Malmö is the commercial centre of southern Sweden and an international city. This is expressed, not least, by the fact that Malmö has 300 000 residents from approximately 170 different nationalities.
Malmö is also undergoing a transition from being an industrial city to a city of knowledge. Older industries have been replaced by investments in new technology and training programmes of high calibre. Malmö University, which opened in 1998, is Sweden’s latest venture in the field of higher education, accommodating some 15.000 students.
The strongest sectors in Malmö are logistics, retail and wholesale trade, construction, and property. There are also a number of well-known companies within biotechnology and medical technology, environmental technology, IT, and digital media fields. Co-operation between colleges, science parks, and companies provides a sound basis for entrepreneurs and creative development in Malmö.
An exceptionally well developed infrastructure makes Malmö very easy to reach, whatever means of transport you use to get here: boat, plane, train or car. Malmö has an international harbour and the airports Kastrup and Sturup are only half an hour’s journey from the centre of Malmö. The motorway reaches right into the city centre and Malmö has excellent rail connections with the rest of Sweden and Europe.
Over the last years the City of Malmö has received many international awards for it´s focus on sustainable city development and pilot projects such as Augustenborg and the Western Harbour. Malmö was also appointed as the first Fairtrade City of Sweden.
For things to do in Malmö, please visit: http://www.malmotown.com/en/