Since moving to Sweden, I have started compiling lists of where to visit and what to see. Somewhere not too far from us is the county of Skåne. This county is known for its huge expanse of sandy beaches, its proliferation of apple blossom in the spring, and lovely old villages. So, with far too much on my list to achieve in one day, we chose 5 things to do on a bright but chilly and windy spring day. First up was the village of Kivik, but we will no doubt be returning many times to this lovely county to do more exploring!!
Kivik has an old part of the town near the harbour and seafront. It has lovely old buildings and cobbled streets, and is very beautiful. It has lots of unique little shops, restaurants, and cafes. It is very early in the spring here, but we got a taste of how it would come alive in the summer months, and how people would be jostling for space at the fresh fish restaurants, and enjoying the sandy harbour area. It also has one of Sweden’s oldest cinemas there, but we did not locate that.
The area around Kivik is also very renowned for its apple growing. The climate seems to favour this fruit here, and Kivik is the centre of Swedish apple cultivation; the apple capital of Sweden. In fact, there is so much going on, that the blossom season is a sight to see in its own right, and we had set out on our adventure aiming to see this. A month ago when we visited the UK the blossom season was in full swing, and I thought we may have been OK visiting it here in Sweden now, but I think we were a little early, but only by a week or so. Some of the trees had started and others were ready to burst open with blossom, and it hinted at the spectacle of what was to come. It was still very pretty, but we were a little too early in May for our visit.