Malmöhus Castle was built between 1537 to 1542 on the ruins of a old fort and is the oldest preserved Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. The castle is divided into multiple sections including the history of the castle, and aquarium, natural history museum, and an art section. The castle is also surrounded by impressive gardens to explore, so there really is something to keep everyone happy.

The Lilla Torg is a historical square in the middle of Malmö’s old town. The square is surrounded by old houses, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat while you shop. If you are visiting in the evening, look out for the giant lamp shade which lights up the square at night.

No visit to Malmö would be complete without visiting the Turning Torso, the world’s first twisting tower. Located on the western harbour of Malmö is one of the cities most famous landmarks. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, this high rise residential sky scrapper was built during a regeneration of the area to encourage people to live, visit and work in this part of the city. Tours to the 53rd and 54th floor can be arrange offering spectacular views across the city.

Öresund Bridge is a 16km long bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark. The railway and motorway run on separate levels with the railway on the lower deck and vehicle traffic on the upper deck. Its the prefect way to go travelling and exploring between Sweden and Denmark. (after taking the ferry of course!)

Travelling to Malmo by Ferry

The Newcastle to Gothenburg (Göteborg) ferry service ended on the 30th October 2006, this service was operated by DFDS Seaways.

However, you can still reach Sweden by ferry using either our Newcastle to Amsterdam or Hull to Rotterdam routes and continue to enjoy safe and relaxing ferry travel to mainland Europe.

The Hull to Rotterdam route features overnight crossings similar to our Hull to Zeebrugge service. Your ticket will include a comfortable cabin and the ships boast a range of dining and entertainment options, including two cinema screens and a casino. You’ll then disembark in Rotterdam which offers excellent road links to Germany and then onto Denmark before reaching Sweden.

From Amsterdam, you will follow a similar route as if arriving in Rotterdam. You will take a scenic drive through Holland, into Germany and onwards to Denmark before arriving in Sweden.

Why not have a look at our Holland, Germany or Denmark Destination Guides for inspiration on places to see and do while making your road trip.