Rucksacks travel guide

Kristianstad

Ivö klack nature reserve – 134 meters of primeval rock on Skåne's largest island

Ivö klack is a nature reserve on a 134-meter-high primeval mountain on Scania's largest island - Ivö. Hike in the present in the beech forest or travel 60 million years back in time and look for fossils in one of Sweden's fossil-richest places.

Ivögården - The small vineyard with the big experience - Skåne

Vineyard, restaurant and farm hotel all in one Ivögården if you think holistically and locally grown, even about the wine! Come along to Sweden's smallest commercial vineyard.

Åhus Seaside – Resort feeling by the sea – Skåne

Newly opened Åhus Seaside offered a really cozy mini-weekend with both spa, great food and lots of fresh sea air.

4 castles (and some cabins) around Kristianstad - Skåne

Skåne is Sweden's most castle-dense landscape, and castle towers can be seen on the horizon almost as often as church towers. Around Kristianstad in eastern Scania, we have visited four castles and the occasional "hut".

9 wonderful nature experiences around Kristianstad - Skåne

Around Kristianstad there is plenty of nature and beautiful places for hiking, swimming and recreation. Here are my nine favorites - from wild garlic paradise to waterfalls!

Cozy cafes in Scania – 11 favorites (2022)

Among Skåne's rape fields and beech forests, you will find plenty of cozy cafes, ice cream kiosks and lunch spots. Here are 12 of my favourites, from all corners of Skåne.

Eating and coffee around Kristianstad - My 5 favorites (2022) - Skåne

In Skåne's north-eastern corner near Kristianstad, it is absolutely bubbling with taste experiences! Here are five hot tips on everything from a fantastic dinner to an abundance of chocolate!

Sights in Åhus - My 10 favorites - Skåne

Åhus is full of sights, history, nature experiences and wonderful places to eat. Tune in to my ten favorites!

Hike Äspet around Skåneleden SL6 – Åhus – Skåne

One of Skåneleden's newest hiking trails SL6 starts in Åhus and goes through the Äspet nature reserve. A stretch that offers both rugged sand dunes and enticing sea bathing.

Eating and coffee in Åhus - Five tips for all seasons - Skåne

Åhus is a popular seaside resort during the summer, but the city is at least as interesting for a cozy weekend trip with good food all year round. Here are five really good tips!

The hop loop around Ivösjön - Skåne

Just north of Kristianstad is Skåne's largest lake Ivösjön. We set out on a journey of discovery along the 5 mile long road "Humleslingan" and discovered apple orchards, lovely nature, good food and lots of history.

Bäckaskog castle - Where the angels sang the loudest - Skåne

It is said that the Bäckaskog monastery was built "where the angels sang the loudest". We took an autumn walk in the castle grounds to not only catch the 800-year winds of history - but maybe even see a ghost or two...

Linnérundan - Family-friendly hiking in the Water Kingdom in Kristianstad - Skåne

In the middle of Kristianstad, you can go hiking Linnérundan in the Kingdom of Water - a protected biosphere area that not only has a very varied nature, but is also home to almost a fifth of all of Sweden's threatened species.

The eel fishermen outside Åhus - Skåne

My visit to Tvillingaboden south of Åhus offered not only a perfect beach, but also a lesson in the history of eel fishing.

Forsakar Ravine – Among giants and waterfalls – Skåne

Waterfall in Skåne? Yes! In Forsakar nature reserve there is not only a magical gorge, but also two of Skåne's highest waterfalls.

Weekend in Kristianstad - Skåne

This weekend I went on a press trip with Kristianstad municipality and got to discover several of the municipality's gems.