About Ystad and its surroundings

Ystad is located on Sweden´s southern coast. A person traveling from Copenhagen to Ystad is in fact moving south! We have ferry conections to Poland and to the Danish island Bornholm.

Ystad municipally is barely 20 km wide from its south edge to its northermost corner. From east to west it is 40 km. 

There is great varitey of interesting and cultural activities and nice places to go sightseeing. The theatre, a lovely building built in 1894, the abbey from 1267 which today is the town museum the art museum with more modern art. You can find Per Helsas Gård, the best preserved half-timbered district in the Nordic countries.

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Välkommen till Ystad

Upphovsman: Jonas Olsson, Ystads kommun

Welcome to the beach!

Ystad has some of the nicest beaches in Sweden. But even though there's room for everyone, things can get a bit cramped elsewhere. By this we mean the emergency access roads from Österleden down to the beach at Sandskogen. Please don't park your car there, as in the case of an accident the emergency services must be able to access the beach with their vehicles – for your own safety and peace of mind.

Take the bus or the bike to the beach

There are no less than three cycle paths to choose from in Ystad! One in Sandskogen, one along Österleden and one along the beach. Did you know that there are also three bus routes to choose from: numbers 5, 322 and 570.

If you're unsure about how to pay for the journey, please call Skånetrafiken on 0771-77 77 77.

Publicerad 2013-07-08, Uppdaterad 2020-04-09