About Swedish Copenhagen
Copenhagen: capital of the Kingdom of Denmark, but nevertheless half Swedish. The Swedish side is no more than 30 minutes away and has a lot to offer.
Hugging the Øresund strait from both the Swedish and Danish side, the Greater Copenhagen area defies both international borders and natural barriers to make up a vibrant urban hot spot, but with the countryside never far away. It offers a multitude of interesting places in both Denmark and Sweden.
Greater Copenhagen largely became what it is today in year 2000 when the Øresund Bridge from central Copenhagen to Malmö was completed, greatly improving the speed and ease of crossing the strait. It connects the Danish capital with the Swedish province of Scania, which now makes up 51% of the Greater Copenhagen area. Scania is once Danish region that today sports both a Danish and Sweden feel at the same time, giving a truly Scandinavian atmosphere is suitable for the very place that gave Scandinavia its name. The province has benefitted greatly for the integration into Greater Copenhagen, with thousands of Swedes crossing the border daily to go to their jobs in Denmark.
Scania has its greatest activity happening in the west along the coastline facing Denmark, the core of Swedish Copenhagen. Here we find Helsingborg, the key of the Baltic Sea, the student town Lund and not the least Malmö, the bustling hub of Scania. Meanwhile, the southern stretches of Scania is among the most fertile land in all of Europe, giving rise to big estates with magnificent castles and quaint small villages offering a relaxing break among the fields. In contrast, the north of the province has typical Swedish woodlands, giving that truly Scandinavian feeling of being alone among the vastness of nature.