Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden. It’s a pretty and compact city of 300,000 that has been transformed by the Öresund Bridge, provides auto and rail links to Copenhagen in less than an hour. The historical center is compact, featuring the Malmö Castle area, numerous parks and gardens, some lovely architecture, and numerous paths around marinas and along canals. Running in Malmö is a pleasure, as there’s lots of variety in a small geography. Nearly all routes will involve a few km along some waterfront path!
The best places to run in Malmö are near the historic center. Our ‘Runseeing‘ and ‘Three Parks‘ routes provide an excellent overview of the historic center, central parks and gardens, the castle area, and the Western Harbor. The paths along Ribersborg Beach are another highlight. Other recommended routes include the waterfront paths of the Limhamn area (great bridge views!) and an exploration of the Möllevågen neighborhood.
Malmö is an easy city to get around. There are buses, ferries, and the local Malmö S Train. The train to Copenhagen (for which we have an excellent running guide!) leaves every 20 minutes. Note that Malmö weather is milder and less rainy than many other Scandinavian destinations. Also note that one cannot walk (or run) across the Öresund Bridge.