Group of hikers walking along Skåneleden

The Skåneleden trail

It’s a true delight to walk in beautiful Skåne. The Skåneleden trail is over 1,000 kilometres long and is divided into several different stretches, which makes it easy to choose the terrain and route that suits you. In the spring and early summer, a forest ramble among budding greenery and beech forest is a wonderful experience. Later in the summer the bays here have become warmer, and many prefer to keep close to the sea. Österlen offers rich culinary and cultural experiences, while if you prefer town bustle and beach life, Båstad, Torekov and Mölle are easily reached from the trail.

Don’t miss the dramatic coastline of Kullen, and make sure that you ramble through the golden-red beech forests of Österlen in October. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary “snapphanes” in northern Skåne, or wander through the immense beech forests in the Söderåsen national park. Skåneleden offers a huge range of experiences.

The public transport in Skåne is good enough to enable you to enjoy routes that pass from A to B, without always having to find circular routes. It is possible on some stretches to spend the night in wind shelters, cabins or huts. But it’s also a good idea to experience Skåneleden with your own tent and cooker in your rucksack. Skåneleden can, of course, be enjoyed from a starting point at any one of our many hostels. The routes Båstad-Löddeköping (via Torekov and Jonstorp), Skäralid-Ekerödsrasten, and Ystad-Brösarp (via Simrishamn) offer many comfortable accommodation facilities on the daily stages, if you don’t want to carry a tent.

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