Skåne county, the southernmost part of Sweden, can be characterized by a few things. Little white churches, lots of green space, diverse coastlines, and – in the spring – the beautiful Skåne rapeseed fields.
Well, it’s officially rapeseed season in Skåne! The first time I saw these fields last spring I was literally blown away. These beautiful fields quite literally cover the Skåne countryside in a blanket of bright yellow. It’s impossible for drive a minute or two without seeing one. Over the past week or so I noticed they were beginning to bloom, so this weekend the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and the clouds were the perfect amount of fluffy, so we set out to visit some of these fields and go for a hike.
After posting a few of the photos on Instagram, I received an outpouring of questions about my little day trip. So here it is… A quick guide to the Skåne rapeseed fields.
(Apologies in advance if it is a bit photo-heavy, I am really happy with how these shots turned out)
When do the Skåne rapeseed fields PEAK?
The Skåne rapeseed fields typically bloom in early May. However, this year (after a mild winter) they bloomed a bit earlier in late April. Generally, you’ll see peak bright yellow tones lasting only about 2-3 weeks.
Good news if that if you’re reading this around time of publish, the fields haven’t fully “peaked” yet – so you still should have a couple weeks to go out and snap some photos.
Where CAN I find the SKÅNE Rapeseed Fields?
The question should be where can’t find them, because they are literally everywhere. However, many of these fields may not be accessible from the main roads, which narrows down options a bit. Even still, if you take a drive through the Skåne countryside, you’ll be sure to quickly find one.
Don’t have a car? There are plenty of bike paths through the countryside and many should be accessible by bike from main cities.
Looking for rapeseed fields near Malmö? My friend Aurélie (Plume D’Aure) mentioned that there are some located near Malmö’s countryside suburb Hyllie (which is easily accessible by bus or train).