Malmö is the third largest city of Sweden and located on the southern tip, across from Copenhagen. The town is linked to the Danish capital of Copenhagen via the Øresund bridge, which is a 7845 m long road and rail bridge. The city has many old buildings and a castle, which was built in the 1400s and is also used as a prison. Today Malmö has an aquarium, a museum and a terrarium. Malmö's most famous buildings include the Swivel Torso tower house, which is 190 m high and the tallest building of Scandinavia. The city also has a 2 km long sandy beach, which can certainly be full during the summer months, as well as several golf courses, the latest has only just been completed, according to the 36 hole PGA standard. Malmö has also a vibrant nightlife and a large number of students, so there is a considerable number of clubs, bars and cafés.
Monthly Weather Conditions
This city's weather changes throughout the entire year, with rainfall remaining fairly consistent throughout. The winter is colder and summer is hotter.
The best time to visit is during their summer, which runs from May to September, with July being the warmest month of the year. In winter, temperatures are lower, but the views of the snow and snowstorms creates a picturesque backdrop with its own charm. This city is a year round destination.
More information: Malmö forecast and weather conditions monthly
Malmö 11 most important sights:
- Turning Torso: This building measures 190 meters in height and has certainly put Malmö on the map.
- Stapelbäddsparken: On the way to Turning Torso, be sure to stop off at Malmös premier skateboarding venue.
- Lilla Torg: Lilla Torg is a large outdoor area that is home to several of Malmös best-known restaurants and clubs.
- The City Library: A fantastic building offering tranquility, great views and an excellent selection of books.
- Malmöhus Castle: These are Malmö Art Museum, the City Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Tropicarium.
- Malmö Konsthall: Malmö Konsthall opened in 1975 and has one of Europes largest exhibition halls for contemporary art; it contains a mix of current experiments and classic art.
- St. Peters Church: Malmös oldest building, the immense and beautiful St Peters Church (St. Petri Kyrka).
- Moderna Museet: Here you can admire modern and contemporary works of art exhibited in Malmös old electricity plant.
- Folkets Park: Park
- Kallbadhuset: Relax in the wood-fired sauna or go saltwater swimming year-round.
- Möllevångstorget: There are 174 countries represented in Malmö, and they all come together in Möllevångstorget.
Recommendation for one day:
- Enjoy Kungsparken, it is a beautiful park on the edge of the central city area within Malmo. There is a canal running through the park, plus ponds with ducks and various birds. The park also has a lovely little coffee shop within a small garden.
- Visit the Turning Torso, the tallest building in Sweden, it's both a beautiful and a high building. There's lovely sea views in the area and you can also see the very impressive Oresund Bridge.
- Enjoy Rundan Sightseeing, an excellent open-air boat ride around Malmo.
- Go to fr Malmo Stadsbibliotek, A pretty library with a huge catalog of english books, as compared to the one in Lund.
- Cap the day at Sodergatan Street, a nice shopping street and attractive buildings.
Compared to prices worldwide, Malmö is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $75.89, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $314.17, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $88.58
- Hotel (3 stars): $142.19
- Hotel (4 stars): $164.89
- Hotel (5 stars): $231.18
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $14.78
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $23.40
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $8.19
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.64
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.04
Malmö has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 46.4 (a little weaker than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 61.3 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 39.9 (a little weaker than United states average 41.7)
More information: Malmö safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.