Lush natural settings
There’s a variety of stunning nature to experience throughout our region. With 573 kilometres of beautiful coastline, serene lakes, and dense forests, anyone can find an outdoor adventure in Skåne that’s perfect for them (even if it’s just a relaxing walk in the woods). The Swedish doctrine of Allemansrätten (Right to Public Access) also allows everyone to freely explore nature no matter who owns the land. What’s more, we’re known for having milder climate and weather than most of Scandinavia, with reasonably comfortable temperatures all year round.
More than 90% of us in in the region live in towns and urban areas. You’ll find our cities lively and dynamic, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment. There are also lots of pedestrian-friendly streets, bike lanes, and green spaces – like public gardens and skate parks. Our capital city of Malmö is famous for its young, creative, international vibe, while nearby Lund is home to over 1,000 years of history and the prestigious Lund University, while the coastal city Helsingborg is where a sense of history mixes with modern metropolitan charm.
All close by & easy to get to
No matter where you are in Skåne or what you want to do, everything is nearby and convenient to get to. Our infrastructure allows you to quickly and effortlessly get around the region via public transport, cycling, and on foot. Not that you can’t drive if you want to – our roads balance the needs of cars with pedestrians, buses, and cyclists. The feeling of proximity and convenience goes even further with our connection to Copenhagen, which makes it easier to travel to the rest of Europe, or anywhere else in the world.
We like to say, “In Skåne, the rest of the world is not that far away". Our unique geographic position allows us to forge and maintain all kinds of international connections. A growing number of us are also immigrants and expats. So, we’re a region bursting with diverse cultures, tastes and backgrounds. As of 2021, 23% of people living in Skåne were born outside of Sweden, with Malmo being home to people from 186 different countries. How multicultural is that?
place to live
There are many advantages to raising a family in Skåne. Parents and children are entitled to the same social benefits as other regions in Sweden, although we think we have slightly better playgrounds!
Does living here
add up for you?
Our friends at Move to Gothenburg and the Swedish Institute have put together a handy calculator to help estimate your potential daily living costs, disposable income, and benefits for living in Sweden, depending on your profession and family situation.