Extensive trekking tour on the long-distance hiking trail Öresundsleden on the Swedish west coast
The strait between Denmark and Sweden, which separates the Kattegat from the Baltic Sea, bears the name Öresund. Along the Swedish shore the Öresundsleden runs from Utvälinge in the north to Löddeköpinge in the south. The actual route is divided into 10 stages, all of which are between 9 and 26 km long. As the west coast is one of the most densely populated areas of the country, the stages can be arranged individually.
The first six stages of Öresundsleden are also part of Kullaleden. They lead across the more than impressive landscape of the Kullaberg Peninsula and have therefore been awarded the "Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe" quality seal.
The 10 regular stages are followed by two walks south of Malmö, exploring the Falsterbo peninsula.
The first stage takes us along Skälderviken Bay. We start in Utvälinge and follow the river Vege Å to its mouth. Then we keep left and walk along the beach to Farhultsbaden and finally to Farhult.
Stage 2: Farhult to Skäret
We cross the river Görslövsån and head north to the port of Jonstorp. Then we follow the shoreline to Skäret.
Stage 3: Skäret to Josefinelust
On the curvy shore road we reach Arild today, behind it we dive into the nature reserve Kullaberg. Magma and Diabas outcrops testify to the volcanic past of the region. We reach the highest point far and wide on Håkull, from the top of which we can look far out over the rugged peninsula to the sea. Our stage destination Josefinelust is reached after a total of 13 km.
Stage 4: Josefinelust to Strandbaden
On paths we reach the outermost tip of the Kullaberg Peninsula. There is a lighthouse, which was for a long time of great importance for navigation in the Öresund. Then we continue in southeast direction to Mölle, Lerhamn and Nyhamnsläge. South of Mölle we walk on an old railway embankment and through a species-rich heath landscape.
Stage 5: Beach bathing to Domsten
Walking paths lead us in a southerly direction to Höganäs. We continue along the beach and through heath areas, on our way there are also some small fishing villages. Soon we leave Viken behind us and reach Domsten.
Stage 6: Domsten to Helsingborg
On this stage we hike through the coastal landscape north of Helsingborg, which is characterised by steep cliffs and beautiful views of the Öresund. In Helsingborg it is worth taking a longer break to visit the historic old town.
Stage 7: Helsingborg to Rydebäck
On a distance of about 16 km it goes first on smaller roads and footpaths through the southern part of Helsingborg. Passing the Möllebacken hill and the Jordbodalen gorge, the route leads to the outskirts of Helsingborg. Our way leads past a large golf club to Rydebäck.
Stage 8: Rydebäck to Landskrona
Easily accessible beach paths lead us to Örenäs Castle and on to Sundvik. The next bigger stop is Landskrona, where we visit the beautiful city centre with its historic citadel.
Stage 9: Landskrona to Järavallen
In the east of the city we pass under the motorway and go to Häljarp. For a short time we follow the Saxån river, then we head south. Through Saxtorpsskogen we reach Järavällen.
Stage 10: Järavällen to Löddeköpinge
Through the pine forest in the Järavällen recreation area we return to the beach. We follow the easy path to Barsebäckshamn, turn east there and finally reach Löddeköpinge, the end point of Öresundsleden.
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By train to Ängelholm station, then by bus to Utvälinge
Utvälinge lies just south of Ängelholm, which can be reached via the E6 and E20 motorways.