Malmö and Copenhagen in 3 days – Day 1

Posted by Cat Ramos

Last year’s trip to Göteborg has planted the seed – I have fallen in love with Sweden, and 2022 trips are definitely in the books. For our early summer holidays, we decided to just go to Sweden, where we assumed it will still be a bit cooler – instead of to a more summery place – plane tickets booked, AirBnB reserved and we were off to Malmö!

Day 1

We arrived at Malmö airport on time at 13-ish. We took the Flygbussarna airport bus from the airport to Malmö Centralstation in the city center, in just 40 minutes. With Flygbussarna, you can opt to buy your tickets online, or buy directly from the driver as you are boarding.

Mälmo Centralstation

The check-in time at the AirBnB is only at 16:00 so we had loads of time to kill, and we decided to get lunch at Malmö Saluhall, which was highly recommended online for its variety of offerings. But shocker, it was closed! Turns out, we chose kind of the worst day to visit – it was Midsommar, and almost all places were closed for the weekend holidays. Only fastfood places were open, so we had no choice but to go to Burger King near our AirBnB. So even if we chose an AirBnB, we cannot buy groceries for cooking at home…ah well, lesson learned.

The neighborhood is so hickin’ cute! This is Kärleksgatan, or Love Street (if my translation is accruate)
Bronze shoes on Davidshallsbron

After checking in and a bit of a refresh and late coffees, we made our way to Västra Hamnen (Western Harbor) as suggested by our AirBnB host. Not that hard to go to: just head towards the Turning Torso.

At nearly 200 meters, the Turning Torso is the tallest building in the whole of Scandinavia.

The seaside is where the action is on this Midsummer day! We bought a take-away pizza at Domino’s to eat by the beach as we enjoy the view and the fresh air, and wait for the sunset.

The chilly water is perfect for cooling off in this almost-30 degree weather.
Cigarettes. Not cool. Anywhere.

Day 1 over! Didn’t expect it to be so hot in Malmö at this time of the year, and Budapest was only very slightly warmer. Doesn’t matter. Jag var så glad att jag kunde vara i Sverige igen!

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