Bromölla is the last stop before Skåne gives way to Blekinge county at its northeastern-most corner. The town for which the region is named has a long industrial history centered on ceramics (particularly bathroom furnishings) and wood pulp and paper production. Sat on the eastern shore of Ivösjön, Bromölla a fine base from which to explore the nearby nature reserves, or wander the tracks between fields in search of the many stone-age burial sites and rock carvings that can be found in the area.
(A bit of advice: stay on the paths, and don’t put too much faith in your GPS! Some locals claim that the spirits of the dead lying restless in their graves somehow interfere with the signals; this theory will sound a lot less implausible when you’ve wandered past the same stile for the seventh time in an hour without finding a damned thing.)
It also bears noting that, while Skåne is really not naturally endowed for the more extreme forms of the climbing arts, the nature reserve of Kjugekull on the western side of Ivösjön does double service as the best outdoor bouldering spot in the county… though if you like to party hard after a long day’s session on the rocks, you may want to stay in Kristianstad instead. Note that the public transport on some of these more minor routes is by request only; see our guide to getting around for more details.