Hiking highlight Stonehenge
Lonley path in direction Alunbruket
Coastal walks along the baltic sea


Coastal Hiking in Southern Sweden.

The Österlenleden, part of the long-distance hiking paths „Skåneleden“ with a length of 5000 km, makes the southeastern Scania in the South of Sweden accessible. The route leads you along marvellous coastal paths between Ystad and Alunbruket mainly along the sea however time and again also leading inland, where you encounter unspoilt nature in all its facets. Leisurely paths lead you through lush oak, pine and beech forests and then back to the coast with its miles of white sandy beaches alternating with impressive rock formations. The undulating terrain peaks at the Hammarsbackar and Stenshuvud, from where you enjoy a marvellous view. We highly recommend you also sample the wonderfully fresh seafood in one of the picturesque fishing villages.


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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The start of your hiking week is the homeland of the renowned novelist Kurt Wallander.

You leave Ystad via the harbour and walk along an esplanade through Sandskogen. You cross the river Nybroån, renowned for silver salmon fishing. The scenery is vast and open and the more you approach the  Hammars Backar, the higher the hills become. In perfect wind conditions you get to wonderfully watch seagulls and paragliders. Your route leads you along the sea and past the Ale’s Stones all the way to Kåseberga.

approx. 6 hours
22 km
180 m
120 m

Following the Österlenleden-hiking path you walk along the coast until the beach in Löderup. This is where you leave the sea and haed for the nature reserve of Hagestad. Once you arrive in Sandhammaren you return to the coast again, consisting of extensive dune landscaped and inviting sandy beaches along this section.

approx. 6.5 hours
27 km
170 m
150 m

Today you walk across beach meadows, past impressive rock formations and picturesque fishing villages. As soon as you reach the fishing village of Gislövshammar the sandy beaches are replaced by slate and limestone. The coastal strip between Brantevik and Simrishamn mainly consists of pastures with bushes. You spend the night in the little fishing town of Simrishamn, where exquisite restaurants invite you to dinner after having explored the historic district.

approx. 3 hours
13 km
60 m
70 m

A diverse landscape leads you to endless sandy beaches, lush meadows on the shore with boulders and through orchards, which are very characteristic for this region. Whilst walking through this slightly hilly terrain you come by fishing spots and beech forests. Another highlight is Stenshuvud National Park with a hill of 97 m in altitude, from where you can glance back onto today’s route.

approx. 6 hours
22 km
180 m
170 m

Hiking tour into the idyllic little fishing village of Vitemölla. From there the route leads you along the sea again. You enjoy the route guiding you through the nature reserve Vitemölla Strandbackar to the Verkaån-confluence of rivers, a moor landscape with unusual vegetation due to the sandy steppeland. Then onwards through the magnificent Verkeån-valley on undulating terrain to Brösarp.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
12 km
290 m
260 m

Across the northern hills of Brösarp you walk into the beech forests of Skåne to the river Verkaån, winding across the landscape with its unique water system. Due to the naturally occuring rapids the water is clean and crystal clear, the climate here in spring and summer nearly has a tropical feel to it. Stunningly beautiful is also the ‚Hallamölla’, the highest waterfall of Skåne.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
640 m
640 m

Tour character

You walk on hilly terrain along well-maintained hiking paths, mostly along the coast, as well as along paths through forests and across meadows and side roads. A basic fitness level is sufficient, longer stages can in parts be shortened by public transport.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 1, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018
Österlenleden 8 days, SE-SEWYA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: Mid-range hotels, lovely inns and B&Bs

Season 1
Mar 1, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018
Extra night p. p. in DR/BB (Ystad)
Extra night in SR/BB (Ystad)
Extra night p. p. in DR/HB (Alunbruket)
Extra night in SR/HB (Alunbruket)

Services and infos

  • 7x overnight stays as quoted, breakfast included  
  • 1x half board in Alunbruket
  • Luggage transfer
  • Return transfer Alunbruket – Brösarp


  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed tour documents
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Copenhagen Airport, from there by train (www.sj.se) in approx. 1.5 hours to Ystad (1x change of trains in Malmö).
  • Parking: public parking spaces free of charge at the harbour, approx. € 20,- per week, no reservation.
  • Organised return transfer to Brösarp, from there by bus in approx. 1 hours back to Ystad. Alternatively by bus and train in approx. 3 hours to Copenhagen (1x change of trains).


  • Attendance: 2 persons minimum
Franziska Schwaiger
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5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Christina Stöffler AT | 03.08.2018
Südschweden von seiner sonnigsten Seite
Wunderschöne Wanderstrecke an sehr abwechslungsreichen Küstenabschnitten. Immer mit dem Meeresrauschen im Ohr erlebt man Südschweden von seiner lieblichsten Seite. Auf keinem Fall missen möchten wir die letzten beiden Tage, wo der Österlenleden ins Innere des Landes führt. Ob entlang der Küste, durch Sanddünen, Apfelplantagen oder herrliche Wälder - man erlebt den Charme Südschwedens hautnah. Sehr schöne, handverlesen ausgesuchte Unterkünfte luden zur Ruhe nach einem anstrengenden Tag oder zu netten Gesprächen mit den schwedischen Gastgebern ein. Es wäre großartig wenn man den Österlenleden bis Ystad zurückwandern könnte.

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