Copenhagen may be the happiest city in the world, but if you’d rather spend the day outdoors than walk Strøget again, explore the gorgeous Swedish landscape.
From Copenhagen, drive or take public transportation to Helsingor in Eastern Denmark. There are 31 daily twenty minute sailings across the Øresund (the narrow waterway between Denmark and Sweden) to Helsingborg. From there, drive along a scenic route (filled with Swedish architecture as you approach the coast) to Kullaberg. Also known as Kullen, this natural reseve lies in Southwest Sweden, not too far from Mölle.
I ventured to the Swedish Coast with some classmates for a rock climbing trip organized by DIS. Our climbing instructors were British, so the key words were a little different than the American “On Belay”. To get to the favorite spot of many locals we had to first climb down.
The day was surprisingly sunny for Scandinavian weather and the rocks were varied for all experience levels. Even beginners like me (see below).
This was the part where I was told to use my bum to vertically crawl up.
There were quite a few advanced climbers at Kullen. Below is a good action shot of an experienced (and attractive) climber.
And good looking climbers bring good looking friends…
After getting exhausted on the rocks, my friends and I explored the rest of the reserve. We discovered a hidden cove where people were laying out and fishing.