Scan Magazine, Issue 162, January 2024

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Helsingborg – city life and country charm all in one In Skåne, the southernmost province of Sweden, lies Helsingborg, a city that combines a historical center, culture, and culinary hotspots with activities steeped in local nature. Travellers can explore the city by foot or hop on a bike to experience the nearby countryside , an area populated by sandy beaches, vineyards, public cold bath houses and winding rapeseed fields. By Nina Bressler


Photos: Visit Helsingborg

”Helsingborg is one of the oldest cities in Sweden, a fact that has left its unmissable mark on the architecture and the entire identity of this place,” says Evelina Castro, marketing strategist at Visit Helsingborg. “The city has plenty of historical sites and buildings still standing today, and the centre with its pedestrian areas was voted the best city centre in Sweden in 2022. It’s riddled with old, beautiful buildings that are inhabited by exciting shops and top-class culinary destinations, worthy of a big city but within the easy reach of a small town.” Two cities in one Helsingborg is located along the sea on the east coast of Sweden, and looking at 42


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The harbour in Helsingborg.

a map will make you realise how close to the city of Helsingör in neighbouring Denmark you are. A quick 20-minute ferry ride across the strait will allow visitors to explore a different culture as a part of a day- or weekend visit to Helsingborg. ”It’s a unique feature being able to see two countries, their cultures and quirks, within such a short distance. Helsingör is another beautiful seaside town and the possibility of combining the two is an added plus when you visit this part of Sweden – you can bring the car or go by foot with the ferry to Helsingör, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kronborgs Castle and try the Danish smørrebrød for lunch, and be back in Helsingborg in time for an afternoon fika with a freshly baked cinnamon bun,” says Castro. The countryside within close reach The province of Skåne is famous for its open fields, billowing rapeseed fields and many famers shops, and the countryside outside of Helsingborg is no different. Easily reached by bike, the near-

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