Exploring the coast of Skane in southern Sweden

First impression of the quaint fishing harbour of Molle (Mölle) on the west coast of Skane (Skåne), Sweden, is that you’re in some New England seaside village.

Molle harbour kullaberg skane sweden - photo zoe dawes

Maybe it’s the old wooden houses painted in white with traditional red roofs which overlook the ever-changing ocean twirling and swooshing along its stone walls and sandy beaches.  Originally a prosperous fishing community in the 19th century, the village is now a popular holiday destination, with many Swedes having holiday homes in the area.

Molle view skane sweden zoedawes

It has an elegantly relaxed air to it, with expensive yachts, speed boats and little dingies jostling side by side in front of quirky gift shops and cafes.  Majestically lording it over the scene is the historic Grand Hotel.  Built in 1909, it’s the perfect place to sip cocktails on the terrace after a refreshing swim.

Abseiling kullaberg sweden zoedawes

I visited Skane a few years ago. Its beauty and crisp coastal beauty left a lasting image in my travel memory bank. Nearby Kullaberg Nature Reserve has a really dramatic coastal landscape. Its peninsula location makes it a big attraction for climbers from around the world. I had great fun abseiling down a (small) cliff and wandering through the beautiful countryside.There are some excellent walking and bike trails plus a golf course with spectacular views.

sofiero palace helsingborg photo zoedawes

Another place I enjoyed was the ancient city of Helsingborg with its impressive old Tower and beautiful Sofiero Palace overlooking Danish islands.  Not too far away is Ystad where Swedish detective Wallender struggles manfully to solve the numerous murders that take place with more regularity than in that other idyllic area, English Midsommer.  Maybe he needs to go to Mölle and just chill – I can highly recommend it.

Molle harbour sweden photo zoedawes


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