Skanör -a beautiful seaside resort in South Sweden

Skanör Beach hut Copyright 2009 © Felix Choo / dingobear photography

Wallander brought the tiny place Ystad in Sweden into the spotlight. But there’s another charming coastal town, just a bit further west, that’s called Skanör. This is a popular seaside resort with a vibrant harbour and famous for it’s sandy white beaches and multicoloured beach huts.

Only a short drive away from Copenhagen, this is a place well worth visiting when in Scandinavia.
We’ve chosen to show a few images, together with the Spring Summer 13 collection, the Grand Tour by Anive for the Minors. No doubt that the Swedish designer behind the brand, Gabriella Lundblad, is inspired by the colours of the Swedish nature and the relaxed atmosphere of Scandinavia.

© Swedish children’s fashion from Anive for the Minors, Grand Tour SS13

What to do (when not on the beach)? Skanör was Northern Europe’s largest trading harbour for herring. At the annual herring market, up to 70000 people gathered in Skanör to buy and sell herring. Then there’s the old Möllan, an ancient windmill on the outskirts of Skanör. It was build on order of the Danish king to simplify the grounding of herring bones. Today the mill is a gathering place for many different festivities as well as a popular tourist attraction in the area.

Where to stay? Skanör Gastgifvaregard is a charming boutique hotel near local amenities and the beach. The hotel restaurant serves everything from a traditional Swedish breakfast to Nordic fusion al a carte menu, using local produce. With only 10 rooms, booking is essential during the summer months.

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