Great Places in Malmö for photography

Continuing with the series of best places in Skåne for photography. This time we’ll look into the best places in Malmö city itself. If you are a local resident many of the places will be well known, but I am sure you’ll still find inspiration and some new inputs for your photography.

Bunkeflostrand

One of my favorite places for photographing the Öresund bridge. It’s easy to find smaller or larger wooden piers along the coastline. There are also numerous of private boats that you can incorporate in your photos to create depth. I would recommend you bring rubber boats or even fishing waders where you’ll be able to phonograph some distance from land. The height of the water varies and therefore you can create different photos from time to time

The Öresund bridge as seen from Bunkeflostrand

The Öresund bridge as seen from Bunkeflostrand

The are many small bridges like this one build by the locals

The are many small bridges like this one build by the locals


Lernacken

A favorite place for photographing the bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen. The best spot is the viewpoint overlooking the Öresund strait. The best time of year to photography is the early spring and late autumn when the sun sets around 17:00, making it possible to photography the bridge during sunset and rush hour. That makes it possible to include the rush hour traffic as well. Why not use a filter to increase the exposure time to create streaks of lights from the car lights. Mainly you’ll be focusing on photographing the bridge, but you can also focus on the Bunkeflostrand area located to the south.

Standing on top of Lernacken with telezoom lens.

Standing on top of Lernacken with telezoom lens.

Sibbarp

One of Malmö's two main beaches. Here you can photograph the fishing huts and the batching piers with the bridge in the background.

The Öresund bridge in the background with the batching pier in the foreground

The Öresund bridge in the background with the batching pier in the foreground

Ribersborg

Malmö's main beach with plenty of photographic opportunists. Start with Kallbadhuset, one of the most iconic landmarks of Malmö for a good swim and a restaurant visit. Move on to one of the many piers for that classical minimalist image and third option could be a photo of the Turning Torso in the background.


Malmö kallbadhuset during sunset.

Malmö kallbadhuset during sunset.

On of the many piers at this location

On of the many piers at this location

Kallbadhuset and Turning Torso in the same photo. Sweet !!

Kallbadhuset and Turning Torso in the same photo. Sweet !!


Västra hamnen

The old industrial area turned into the latest hip neighborhood. Very popular local hangout spot, especially during the summer. The whole boardwalk has been turned into a city beach where we photographers can get lost creating beautiful images. From here you can incorporate the Öresund bridge and Turning Turso or why not a simplistic image of the sea with Copenhagen on the horizon.

Beautiful sunset at the boardwalk

Beautiful sunset at the boardwalk


Pildammsparken 
Luckily not all images of Malmö have to include photos of the bridge or Turning Torso ;-). The old water tower in this park is a beautiful architectural creation well worth photographing. During the autumn the trees around the tower displays beautiful colors that you should try taking advantage of. Margaret pavilion with it’s flower garden should also be visited and photographed. Bring your macro lens and get lost during the spring and early summer.

Autumn colors giving that extra dimensions. Still, this is a beautiful area all year round.

Autumn colors giving that extra dimensions. Still, this is a beautiful area all year round.

Pildammsparken during sunset and stormy summer weather

Pildammsparken during sunset and stormy summer weather

Triangeln metro station

Use your wide angle lens and photograph “the space ship”. Just make sure you stay away with your tripod from the platform area as security guards will quickly approach you. Trust me I know.

The “space ship” at Triangeln metro station

The “space ship” at Triangeln metro station

Around central station

The newest photography objects are located here in Malmö’s “mini Manhattan”. Objects such as Malmö live and Clarion hotel with its restaurant on the top floor. The best place to photograph the Clarion hotel is from the bridge nearest to the central station.

Malmö live as seen from Malmö central station

Malmö live as seen from Malmö central station

You could also photograph the Clarion hotel from below creating a different perspective. Or why not focusing on some parts of the architecture with the help of your telezooom lens. 

Malmö live seen from below

Malmö live seen from below

The central station can be photographed from numerous locations. For example from a low viewpoint at the canal or from behind the central station close to Malmö pier. By the way, the pier itself is well worth photographing as is the University facade.

The central station in the background with Skeppsbron restaurant in the foreground.

The central station in the background with Skeppsbron restaurant in the foreground.

Part of Malmö live framed with a telezoom lens

Part of Malmö live framed with a telezoom lens

Kungsparken

Malmös second park. The local cafe with its vegetable and flower garden are a given photography spot as is the old mill. The small lake inside the park can be photographed from numerous locations, just walk around and you will find something interesting. A good idea is to incorporate people in your photos as well.

The flower and vegetable garden in Kungsparken.

The flower and vegetable garden in Kungsparken.

The old mill in the background and the local gondola in the foreground.

The old mill in the background and the local gondola in the foreground.

Person resting at the lake in the park

Person resting at the lake in the park

The park in sunset light

The park in sunset light

I am sure there are many other places in Malmö that people can recommend as well. Why not take the time and mentioning a few in the comments below. I am sure it would help us all out a great deal.

Great Places In Malmö region For Photography

This blog post will introduce you to the south western region of Skåne where over the years I've managed to find some great photography locations. They are all in a radius of maximum 60 kilometers from Malmö, meaning you could reach them within 1 hour of driving. For content about best paces in eastern Skåne klick here

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Glumslöv backar and Hilleshögs dalar

Latitud: 55.929901 | Longitud: 12.817864

People who think that entire Skåne is flat have certainly not been here. Small hills with dotted trees and a beautiful view towards Denmark and the island of Ven. Plenty of lonely trees to photograph (yes I am big fan of those ), seascapes and during the summer plenty of cows adding that extra element to your landscape photography.

Skåne is flat. Don't think so

Skåne is flat. Don't think so

A look towards Hilleshögs dalar and Ven

A look towards Hilleshögs dalar and Ven

Lonely tree

Lonely tree

Ven

Latitud: 55.912466 | Longitud: 12.691597

You should try visiting in May when the canola fields bloom. Of course it's beautiful all year round as well. The boat trip itself from Landskrona is worth the visit in itself. It's easy to walk around the island or you could rent a bike at Ven harbor. A great way to explore. A given place for photography is a kyrkbacken located at western part of Ven. The church here is located on top of a hill overlooking Öresund towards Denmark.  A very suitable location for panoramas.
 

Kyrkbacken at Ven seen from below.

Kyrkbacken at Ven seen from below.

Ven during blooming of canola

Ven during blooming of canola

Lomma / Bjärred

Latitud: 55.673138 | Longitud: 13.067405

Latitud: 55.717315 | Longitud: 13.02898

These two small towns are so closely interlinked that it could be hard for an outsider to tell them apart. Both have a harbor and well visited beaches during the summer. There are also numerous smaller and larger piers for us photographers to take advantage off. 

The harbor in Lomma with its lighthouse

The harbor in Lomma with its lighthouse

Sailing boats in Bjärred

Sailing boats in Bjärred


Ljunghusen

Latitud: 55.405383 | Longitud: 12.919958

Latitud: 55.4237 | Longitud: 12.953308

A nice mix of beach huts, sandy beaches and piers makes this place a given option for seascape photography. I especially enjoy coming here during the winter as the southern location makes it possible for both sunrise and sunset photography during the same day. Ljunghusen also has a nice stretch of pine forest, which you can incorporate in your photography. 

While visiting make sure you stop by the Höllviken small boat harbor where you can create nice photos by including their boat colony. Both Höllviken and Ljunghusen are connected with each other, but just follow the GPS coordinates if you're having problems finding the places.

Beach huts in Ljunghusen

Beach huts in Ljunghusen

More beach huts at the beach

More beach huts at the beach

Falsterbo / Skanör / Måkläppen

Latitud: 55.397121 | Longitud: 12.841528
Latitud: 55.410074 | Longitud: 12.852037
Latitud: 55.366156 | Longitud: 12.810405

These places are similar to Ljunghusen described above. It's another place for great beach photography with a couple of piers to add to your composition.

However from 1st of November until the 28th of February you have the chance of experiencing great wildlife. Måkläppen nature reserve, part of Skanör, hosts a large seal colony. Off limit and protected for most of the year it allows visitors for 3 months a year. From the parking lot at Skanor golf club you have to walk for 1 - 1/ 1/2 hours one way until you reach the end of the peninsula. There's no guarantee that the seals will be there each time. In my experience you get lucky about every third time. In my opinion it's still worth it as you will have an unforgettable experience once they are there. Just make sure not to go to close to the seals as especially the younger ones as easily scared. 

The beach in Skanör

The beach in Skanör

The main pier in Falsterbo

The main pier in Falsterbo

Another one of the piers at Falsterbo

Another one of the piers at Falsterbo

Seal fight at Måkläppen

Seal fight at Måkläppen

Close encounter

Close encounter


Vombsjön

Latitud: 55.678375 | Longitud: 13.596734

One of the larger lakes in Skåne. It surrounded by forests for most of the part with the occasional beach. Finding a photography place could be challenging, but that makes it even more fun. The waste open water combined with clouds or a glowing sunset makes it a special place for me to visit.

Sunset at Vombsjön

Sunset at Vombsjön

Beach photography at Vombsjön

Beach photography at Vombsjön

Häckebergasjön

Latitud: 55.575306 | Longitud: 13.425274

A smaller lake than Vombsjön, but easier to photograph. You're able to walk around it, finding great vantage points in numerous places. I always visit in the autumn when the colors reflect against the water. Adding the small castle to your image gives it that little extra.

The Häckeberga lake with its castle

The Häckeberga lake with its castle

Autumn photography at Häckeberga

Autumn photography at Häckeberga

Häckeberga during sunset

Häckeberga during sunset

Dalby stenbrott

Latitud: 55.659255 | Longitud: 13.402535

This quarry is extremely popular during the summer, but for the rest of the year you'll have to place to yourself. The place is very small with a limited number of places to photograph. I would recommend the small beach with rocks at the western part (close to the parking lot) as you can photograph the eastern side with its rocks and trees. 

Sunset at Dalby stenbrott

Sunset at Dalby stenbrott

Torna Hällestad

Latitud: 55.678056 | Longitud: 13.420947

The lord of the rings in Skåne. Well not quite, but the old trees here definitely would be a good fit in a fantasy movie. Try using finding different compositions to exaggerate the perspective. Maybe even with a wide angle lens ? 

A monster hiding somewhere?

A monster hiding somewhere?

Close up of the trees

Close up of the trees

Skäralid

Latitud: 56.039957 | Longitud: 13.253272

Southern Sweden's most popular autumn photography destination. Make sure you get there early as the parking lot gets crowded very fast. There are a couple of view points located at higher terrain giving you a beautiful perspective of the forest with its small lake. Another great photography location is at the actual lake itself. The lake is located at the main park lot and visitor center. Make sure to explore the entire area, the river flooring through the valley offers so many possibilities. I often use a big stopper filter for those long exposure blurry milky photos. Even though most popular during autumn for photography it offers great photography all year around. 

Deep insdie the forrest

Deep insdie the forrest

The imtimate landscape

The imtimate landscape

Beddingestrand

Latitud: 55.361423 | Longitud: 13.429038
You really have to love the pier at this place. It's like they build it for us photographers ! By using a wide angle lens you get that feeling being drawn into the frame. Combining with an long exposure filters makes it a great place for simple abstract compositions. There are also other wooden leftovers from other piers in the area worth exploring.

One of the most photogenics piers in Skåne

One of the most photogenics piers in Skåne

Another composition at Beddingestrand

Another composition at Beddingestrand

For more information about this region I recommend the Visit Skåne homepage. Here you'll find tons of tips of hotels, where to eat and other tourist attractions.

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