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sandhammaren2 About Österlen
text & photo: aboutosterlen.com
Österlen region lays in Skåne, the southern part of the Scandinavian peninsula and Sweden.
 
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It is famous for it´s rich cultural and archeological heritage,  beautiful gardens and landscapes, sandy beaches, apple orchards, fishing villages and picturesque small towns with medieval churches.
 
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The name of the region means "East of the route" since Österlen geographically is settled east from the central way connecting south and north of Scandinavia.
 
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Today, Österlen is known as a tourist destination. It is the region with the warmest climate in the whole of Scandinavia and here even the Mediterranean type of plants can be cultivated.
 
 
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Lots of Swedish and international artists choose to live in Österlen, taking inspiration from its natural beauty.
 
 
 
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Traditionally, since the sixties, and once a year during Easter festivities, members of Österlen´s artists association open their ateliers for public visit.
 
 
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Being a "little bit aside from the main road" makes Österlen a region where the past is still visible in many ways, giving it a special charm.
 
 
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This website is dedicated to Österlen. Here we bring articles about history, art, gardens and about different towns & villages in this wonderful region.
 
 
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On this site you can read more about sports and nature, as well as where to stay or to eat or to shop while visiting Österlen.
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