Hässleholm tourist center

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Highlights you can´t miss

In Hässleholm there are several popular destinations and activities that you should visit during your stay. Here is something for almost all ages and interests. Here are lots of popular treasures and gems.

Hovdala Castle taken from the garden with lots of orange-coloured flowers in front

Hovdala Castle. Photo: Sven Persson/swelo.se

Hovdala Castle - a national cultural heritage

With its 500 years of history, Hovdala Castle is the pride of the region and a popular tourist attraction. The castle was inhabited for several centuries by the Ehrenborg family. Today, the castle is a national cultural heritage and offers visitors a vista of grandiose simplicity, quiet and serenity. During the summer, we recommend a guided tour of the Ehrenborg apartments.


The summer programme includes gardening activities, exhibitions, beautiful music, children activities among other treats. A number of popular family events are held every year, such as a medieval fair with the great tournament, Glöttadán (with lots of activities for children) and the harvest festival.


The gardens and park are open all year round. The store, restaurant and café are open only during the season.


 

 

A lot of hikers on their way down to Hovdala castle.

Hiking at Hovdala Hiking Centre. Photo: Jens Christian

Hiking areas with exciting nature

In Hässleholm area there are many opportunities to experience nature and outdoor life, recreation and sports. Here are a number of picturesque and accessible options with clearly marked trails and footpaths meandering through the changing landscape. For thousands of years, this borderland was shaped by the inland ice and mighty earthquakes to create the natural conditions for the incredibly varied and exciting geography of northern Skåne. You are offered heights with beauteous vistas as well as deep valleys, ravines with roaring waterfalls, winding streams and tranquil pools, majestic beech forests, sprawling pastures and enchanting spruce forests.


Travel by train or bus to Hovdala Hiking Centre

Start your hike right at the train station in Hässleholm. You will find trail signs for on both sides of the station area. After just a few kilometres you will reach calm and beatiful nature.


Hässleholm C is reached from Copenhagen/Kastrup Airport in only 1½ hours, from Malmö in 45 minutes and from Stockholm in approx. 4 hours.


A unique flora and fauna

The forests has an abundant animal and bird life, and many rare plants. The area around Hovdala has one of the greatest varieties of bats in Sweden, and the Åraslöv Nature Reserve has a great number of orchid species. Do you want to learn more about bats you can join a bat safari in summer evenings, which is a really fun and exciting experience in twilight and darkness.



Three hikers just outside one of the new shelters Birk and Birka at Hovdala hiking centre.

Stay overnight at campsite "Between Dusk and Dawn" at Hovdala. Photo: Johan Funke

Stay over night in cosy wind shelters

Sleeping in the middle of nature is a part of the hiking experience. Stay overnight at the new magical campsite "Between Dusk and Dawn" at Hovdala Hiking Centre. You find it next to Hovdala Treehouse with a stunning view out of Finjasjö lake and parts of the nature area of Hovdala.

 

The three architecht designed wind shelters - Birk, Birka and Ronja - has been named (two of them) from the Old Norse word for "Birch" as they are dressed in birch wainscoting and are embedded in a birch grove. The site offers a moment of rest, silence and mindfulness. 

 

At Hovdala you will find the natures architecture inviting you for an adventure and evokes curiosity. Here you will be able make a pit stop for a short overnight stay or just to have a picnic or simply just stop briefly to enjoy the beautiful view. Hovdala offers something for everyone, the lonesome hiker, the young family or the group if individuals who seeks shelter and a good night sleep. All hiking routes passes by the campsite. The Finjasjö – trail passes only about 600 meter north of the site.


Prebook Birk/Birka/Ronja

 

Here you see a few people standing on the veranda of Hovdala Treehouse, watching the nice view out of Finjasjö lake.

Hovdala Treehouse. Photo: Lars-Erik Williams

Hovdala Treehouse

Enjoy the wonderful vista from the treetops when gazing out over the Finjasjön lake and Hovdala Hiking Centre. Hovdala Treehouse is the largest treehouse for all year use in Scandinavia. It is situated on the beech slopes only 2 kilometres from Hovdala Castle. In the summer, the Treehouse acts as a café, and during the rest of the year it is a unique venue for conferences and meetings.


Some candles are lightning up the pillared halls in the cave and gives a warm but mystic feeling.

Tykarpsgrottan cave in Ignaberga, Vinslöv. Photo: Hanna Nathell

The cave Tykarpsgrottan

Descend into the depths of the earth and discover the magical world of the Tykarp´s cave (Tykarpsgrottan) in Ignaberga, about 7 km from Hässleholm, near Vinslöv. With its stunning pillared halls and winding labyrinths, the cave is as something out of a fairy tale. In recent times, the cave has been used for the shooting of a number of films, such as Ronja the Robber’s Daughter.


Take a guided tour 12 metres below ground – an exciting experience for old and young alike. Reserve a theme tour of the hibernating bats or go fossil hunting as part of an exciting underground excavation. Take a break at the café serving delicious cake, ice cream and hearty sandwiches. The gift shop offers a number of interesting wares related to the cave and the bats.


In December an annual Christmas market is held where you can purchase unique Christmas presents and top up the Christmas larder. In the cave, the children can crawl down the Santa Tunnel and leave their wish lists with Father Christmas himself. If you are lucky, you might run into Tufsa the Troll who rules the cave.


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Two persons are ziplining in nice spring forest surroundings

Ziplining in MultiLevel Adventure park. Photo: Birgitta Engberg

MultilLevel Adventure

The adventure park Multilevel in Sandåkra is about 10 minutes south of Hässleholm. Here you’ll find several, long and fast outdoor Ziplines, climbing trees and high rope courses with different levels of challenges in unique outdoor nature. You’ll be ziplining in speeds up almost 40 miles per hour through forests, above small creeks and above pastures in a fantastic nature. All with the guidance of our competent instructors.


The whole group will experience excitement, mobility, exercise and move your own and your

group´s boundaries while having lots of fun. Here can many people, regardless of different abilities, experience togetherness and even take a ride in the Zipline in their wheelchair. No age limits. Weight limits between 20 to 120 kilos (45-265 pounds).


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Hässleholm Model Railway. Photo: Hässleholms Modelljärnvägsförening

Hässleholm Model Railway

One of the largest model railways in Sweden is found in Hässleholm, and shows what the town and its surrounding stations looked like during the 1960s. The model is in 1:87 scale and has thirty-something trains and double-track digital operation. It uses a total of over 1,500 metres of track and over 350 switches. The building models and environments were constructed based on original drawings and old photographs. Viewings are held twice monthly, and a train market is held every year in October for model railway enthusiasts.


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Three cute alpacas, one brown and two white, are standing in the pasture looking soft and fluffy

Alpacas at the farm in Hultet, Västra Torup. Photo: Alpacka & Älg Ekofarm

Alpaca & Elk Eco-farm

At the farm Alpakahof in Hultet, Västra Torup, west of Hässleholm, the whole family is invited to experience the farm and its different farm animals. During a farm tour you will learn more about all the animals on the farm, pet them and cuddle with them. In the moose park you will visit the moose and their calves while walking on cosy forest trails. Maybe you will have an opportunity to give them some apples during your visit?


You can also book an alpaca trekking for a different nature experience in the Göinge forests. Let yourself be enchanted by the alpaca´s calm and escape all the demands of the normal life. Children that normally do not enjoy walking, seem to forget time when walking with an alpaca. In the farm shop there are products of alpaca wool, moose souvenirs, ice cream and much more.

 

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Two knights riding their horses on the tournament at Hovdala Castle.

Medieval Fair and Tournament at Hovdala Castle. Photo: Elaine Karlsson

Good advice from other visitors

On Tripadvisor you can get inspiration from other visitors regarding what to see and do while visiting us in Hässleholm.

 

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Popular recurrent events

In Hässleholm there are many attractive and unique events, held yearly, that attracts visitors from the whole country and from abroad. Visit us you too!


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Along the harbour in Åhus there are a lot of sailing boats anchored.

Åhus Harbour Promenade. Photo: Sven Persson/swelo.se

Unique part of Skåne

The northeastern part of Skåne is a unique part of Sweden. A borderland between true wilderness and city life, where the great outdoors is spiced with culture and history. You’re never far from nature here and you will find everything in between hilly landscape and white beaches for miles, or deep mossy forests with inviting lakes to swim in. The comfortable and varied nature offers both calm, peace and quiet as well as exciting and challenging activities.

 

Outdoor and nature activities attract visitors all year round and give you opportunities to many experiences. Here are exciting and beautiful recreation areas for hiking, you can bicycle along the Southeast trail, paddle and fishing in rivers and lakes, climb in adventure tracks, try out bouldering in a fantastic stone landscape and much more.


Hike on tough routes for experienced hikers or take leisurely strolls through rolling plains and deep forests. Cycle on Sydostleden (Southeast trail), take the small, winding country roads, or take a horse riding tour. Try bouldering on the amazing rock landscapes from the time of the great inland ice age.

Fish and canoe in the local rivers, wade through the wetlands with its unique flora and fauna, dive in the sea or walk the miles-long sandy beaches. There’s something to love here all year round.


Castles and forts bear witness to the area’s dramatic history, when Snapphanarna (musket men) fought during the time of the Danish king. Here’s a rich cultural program with art from internationally renowned artists and lots to do for our youngest family members. Discover the good life among charming farm hotels, restaurants and farm shops with locally produced food.


More information about our destination, and tips about things to see and do, can you get in our Visitor´s map. Please make an order here or download the map as a PDF file.


The municipalities in Northeastern part of Skåne - Bromöllaexternal link, opens in new window, Hässleholm, Kristianstadexternal link, opens in new window, Osbyexternal link, opens in new window and Östra Göingeexternal link, opens in new window - welcome you to many unique experiences!

 

Get some tips of things to see and do in the Visitor´s mapPDF
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The northeastern part of Skåne welcomes you to a lot of unique experiences!


/Bromölla, Hässleholm, Kristianstad, Osby och Östra Göinge

The nice white castle of Wanås lies in an art park next to a pond.

Wanås Castle. Photo: Anders Norrsell

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