If renting a car abroad is something that scares you, you’re not alone. I haven’t sat behind the wheel of a car since moving to Norway and I don’t intend to change that anytime soon (I’m SUCH a nervous driver!). Luckily for you and me, you don’t necessarily need a car to explore Norway, Sweden and Denmark as Scandinavia can easily be visited by train! In this article, I’ll present you with my favourite itinerary to Scandinavia, as well as further information on travel in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, so that all you need to do is book that ticket and go!
Sweden is a place that many people appreciate due to its beautiful landscapes, medieval architecture – and overall fascinating touristic points. You have very beautiful coasts, intricate buildings with a fair amount of detail – and the feeling that you are in the countryside, even if you are in the middle of a city.
If you've ever been to Sweden, then you probably visited Stockholm, maybe Gothenburg or even Swedish Lapland. The country's third biggest city Malmö though, is rarely on anyone's bucket list. People often head to Malmö on a day trip when there's nothing left to see in Copenhagen. Or when they're on their way to Stockholm or Gothenburg. But has a trip to Malmö as your actual destination ever crossed your mind?
Overall I had a fantastic time on this trip and am so glad that I decided to follow that route. It was so cool to finally visit Oslo and discover some beautiful hidden gems such as Marstrand and Lund. I can only recommend you to visit the southern parts of Norway and Sweden even though my hearts totally beongs to the North!
Kulturen is situated right in the heart of town and there's no way you'd be able to miss it if you're wandering around. As most open air museums, this one too presents you life in rural Sweden in the old days but also has a couple of exhibits on contemporary issues of Swedish society. Kulturen was opened in 1892 and consists of about 30 buildings. You can find the typical old farmer's house as well as some upper class mansions of the 17th until the 20th century.
Lund is a 20 minute train ride away from Malmö, situated in the countryside of Southern Sweden. It was founded in medieval times and the town still is characterized by medieval architecture. That alone would be reason enough to visit the town but it offers so much more.
If you've never heard of the Öresund before, it's the strait between Sweden and Denmark and therefore the area around Copenhagen and Malmö is called Öresund region. Of course that's also how the Öresund bridge got its name. It's become a very important region, economically and socially, since the bridge has been built as it makes business and life of Swedes in Denmark and Danes in Sweden so much easier.
Malmö is a pretty laid-back town and the perfect destination if you want to spend a relaxing weekend somewhere off the beaten path. It also makes the perfect day trip destination if you're staying in Copenhagen and after a couple of days in Denmark's capital, you will enjoy the calmness of Malmö.
Midsommar happens to be the most important holiday in Sweden and it happens to take place around my birthday each year. This year therefore, I decided to combine the two. I made Malmö the last stop of my Scandinavian Roadtrip and met my parents there to celebrate Midsommar together. I haven't celebrated it before so this was the first time for all of us.
Malmö was the last stop on my Scandinavian Roadtrip and I spend about a week there. My parents came over to Sweden and we met there to explore the city together as it was also my birthday on departure day. It was the second time I visited Malmö and still love the city.