Preview: Malmo, Sweden

Adam Lowe

As Sweden’s third-largest city and the capital of the Skåne region, Malmö is a fast-growing and multicultural city, known for its chilled-out lifestyle and fabulous food and drink.

Malmö, of course, is also known to the LGBT community as the city that firmly cemented its place on the gay cultural map last year – when it played host to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Whilst the Danish capital, Copenhagen, is more lauded internationally, Malmö benefits by being in its backyard, cosmopolitan by proxy with a laid-back approach to life that is distinctly Swedish. Malmö is rising on the world’s stage fast, with visitors flocking to the city and its breathtaking countryside of Skåne, with stately homes, vineyards and inspiring landscapes – delivering the ‘urban-nature’ that has become so synonymous with Sweden.

Further information

The local currency is the Swedish Kronor. As a general estimate, divide everything by 10 for conversion to sterling.

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Norwegian, Easyjet, British Airways and SAS fly into Copenhagen, which is a less than 45 minute journey across the infamous Malmö bridge. Direct flights are available on Ryanair.

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