Skåne Rapeseed Fields: When to Visit & Where to Go

by madelineraeaway
Skåne rapeseed fields

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)

Skåne rapeseed fields

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.

Skåne rapeseed fields
Skåne rapeseed fields with church

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).

Skåne rapeseed fields

want to know where i took the photos in this blog post?
check out this map!

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Skåne rapeseed
Sweden rapeseed

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World of Lina April 27, 2020 - 11:18 am

We have so many rapeseed fields near the place I live! Your photos are beautiful 😍

madelineraeaway April 27, 2020 - 11:24 am

Amazing! I feel like we’re so lucky to have these close by 🙂 Thank you!

Olivia April 27, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Stunning photos! I’ve only been to Stockholm, I’d love to see more of Sweden’s countryside.

madelineraeaway April 27, 2020 - 3:39 pm

Southern Sweden is beautiful! You’ll have to try to visit someday 🙂

Trina April 27, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Very nice. Great pictures, I’m glad you shared so many of them. It really gives a sense of how vast the flower fields are.

madelineraeaway April 27, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Thank you 🙂

CHELSEA MESSINA April 27, 2020 - 5:16 pm

WOW! Your photos are stunning. You can see the flowers just going and going. I’m so glad spring is here and the flowers are starting to come out.

Madhu May 2, 2020 - 9:36 am

Wow the field with yellow flower looks so stunning. Hope to see this beautiful sight someday

Tiana Bantis May 2, 2020 - 10:20 pm

Wow I can see what you took a million photos, the yellow fields are gorgeous!! Would love to visit!

madelineraeaway May 3, 2020 - 12:42 pm

You’ll have to make it back to Sweden one day 🙂

Valentina Vucicic May 2, 2020 - 11:38 pm

They are as beautiful as tulips fields in The Netherlands. Sweden is on my bucket list, thank you!

madelineraeaway May 3, 2020 - 12:42 pm

I dream of going to The Netherlands for tulip season! But this will have to do for now 🙂

Cissi April 30, 2021 - 1:19 am

That’s beautiful! It makes me home sick. I am a Swedish person from Malmö living in Vancouver Canada. So pretty much the opposite/mirror of you😃😄

madelineraeaway May 2, 2021 - 1:09 pm

We’re definitely opposites 🙂 Thank you for your kind words, it really is beautiful around here this time of year. I also totally relate to the homesickness – sending hugs!


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