Sunday, 10 September 2017

Day Trip to Malmo | Sweden









It's not very often you can say you went on a day trip to a different country, even less often can you say you did it whilst visiting a different country to start with! But when I was in Copenhagen recently I was so excited to find out that one of the most popular day trips accessible from the city was actually across the water to Sweden, to the little city of Malmo! So on our last day before our flight that night, W and I decided to hop on the train and have a little jolly over the border. The journey takes around 40 minutes and I think was roughly £20(ish) for a single ticket. The train journey itself provides some stunning views, out across the sea as you are going over the bridge is just beautiful. However it was this beautiful view which led us to the realisation that: 1. W didn't have his passport - cue frantic google searching the Schengen zone and border controls, and 2. We had forgotten that despite still not using the euro currency in Sweden, it was the Swedish krona and not the Danish kroner, two very different currencies. fab.

After a mild panic W was going to be deported and we wouldn't be able to buy any food or our ticket home, we arrived in the little city of Malmo on a beautiful sunny day. There is not all that much to see in the city itself, it has some nice shops, a cute central square and some old medieval style buildings and a castle - which doesn't really look like a castle it looks more like a fort! See the above pictures. However we were quite content and spent a lovely day wandering around the streets, taking the odd picture, but generally just enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the rivers and parks.





For lunch we decided that our best bet was to head to "lilla Torg" little square and we chose the restaurant La Grappa as it was reasonably priced and looked pretty busy. As it was such a beautiful day we were able to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy our dishes. I went for the pasta option, which was a delicious garlicy sauce with mushrooms, chicken and bacon. You could definitely taste the garlic which I loved. W went for a classic, Swedish meatballs with potato puree, pickled cucumber and berries. I forced him to let me try one of his meatballs just so that I could say that I have tried Swedish meatballs in Sweden. Both dishes were really delicious and I would definitely recommend going to La Grappa if you are ever in Malmo. The waiters were friendly and in general there was just a lovely atmosphere.

After lunch we had a little wander around some of the pretty churches and then hopped on a train back to Denmark, and that evening caught our flight back to Edinburgh. If you are ever in Copenhagen for more than a couple of days I would definitely say take the train across to Malmo. It was so relaxing and pretty and coupled with the sunshine it made the perfect day trip for us.

Have you ever been to Malmo? Let me know in the comments!
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4 comments

  1. I've always wanted to go to Denmark & Sweden! It looks absolutely beautiful, glad to hear you had a fun time :)

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! Glad you liked the post x

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  2. I've only ever visited Stockholm, but I'd love to see more of Sweden! Malmo looks so pretty, and I looove the colourful buildings! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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    1. Thanks Laura! I really want to go to Stockholm now after getting a taste of Sweden in Malmo! I can imagine it being quite different the further away from the Danish border you get :) x

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