During our stay in Copenhagen, we travelled to other parts of Europe as well, however, Sweden was not a part of the plan. So, during the last weekend of our stay in Copenhagen, we felt we should try to maximize our Scandinavian experience. Thus happened Sweden. While browsing through the options of a daytrip to Sweden, in order to quench our wander thirst, I was split between the options of exploring cityscapes of Malmo or Ystad. Ystad gained popularity as Henning Mankell has used it as the setting of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. But I was not really interested in that. What caught my attention was Ales Stenar.Not much information was available about the place other than a Wikipedia page and some travel reviews. But something about the stones haunted me. Little bit more research confirmed that it is considered to be an ancient burial ground. But no one can really confirm the exact significance of the ship shaped stone monument. Suckers for mystery, Ales Stenar became our Swedish Destination.
We started early from our hotel the following day from Ørestad and bought tickets till Ystad.The train journey was short but the experience of travelling over Øresund bridge was that of a lifetime. After reaching Malmo, passports were checked. So, don’t forget to carry the same if you are not an EU Citizen. For safety, carry it even if you are one.