Scania is the southernmost province of Sweden. The Swedes call it Skane. But being the southernmost location of Sweden and all Scandinavia is not the only interesting thing about it.

Scania is considered to be the heart of Scandinavia. Probably the most beautiful land there after the Norwegian fjords. And it’s true in any season and in any weather condition. It doesn’t matter if the sky is blue or grey, the fields, the hills, the woods of Scania is always waiting for you to capture the perfect landscape.

Scania in spring. Landscape with the yellow field and the red barn in the background.

Scania in summer. Rural landscape with the wind turbine.

Scania in autumn. Photo by Krister P ( Skivarp Windmill.

Scania in winter. Photo by Krister P ( 12th century Scandinavian church.

However, Scania doesn’t only consists of the rural areas with its barns, fields an windmills. There are also a hundreds of towns, most of them are over thousand years old which makes the whole area a bit like an open air Scandinavian architecture museum.

Photo by Fjalar Jorundsson. The town mill in Scania.

Malmo is the biggest city of Scania and the home for the most well known landmark of the region—The Turning Torso—the highest skyscraper in Scandinavia. It was built in 2006 by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The Turning Torso is the residential building and you can rent an apartment (which are range from 45 to 190 square meters) for less than $375 U.S. Dollars per square meter per year.

The Turning Torso

Photo by Mark Finney. The view of the Turning Torso from the Neptuna apartments block yard in Malmo.

But, of course, the Turning Torso is no the only thing Scania and Malmo can be proud of: there are a lot of wonderful things to see in Malmo—like the fiftinth century Malmo castle—and in the rest of the Scania.

Photo by Sigurd R. Malmo castle in summer.

Photo by Martin A a.k.a. Mr.Skaune. Winter lanscape in Scania.

Photo by Martin A a.k.a. Mr.Skaune. Winter alley somewhere in Scania.

Scania even has its own version of the Stonehenge. It called Ales Stenar or Ale’s stones. The boat shaped stone structure was built by the vikings in the early Iron Age. However, nobody knows why did they built it.

Ales Stenar or Ales Stones

Ales Stenar in snow. Photo by Jenny Karlsson.

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