Address: Smyge Strandväg 4 c, 231 78 Smygehamn
Smygehuk – the southernmost point in Sweden, Smygehuk, is situated east of Trelleborg
You cannot get any further south than this, at least not in Sweden, unless you want to risk wet feet. At Smygehuk, the rolling meadows of Söderslätt meet the salty waves of the Baltic Sea and this area has been inhabited since times immemorial. Just east of Smygehuk is Smygehamn.
55 degrees 20 minutes and 3 seconds – this is the southernmost point in Sweden and also where the harbor is located. Here is a viewpoint and a sign showing distances to different cities around the world.
The Famntaget statue made by Axel Ebbe
It is rumored that the American actress Uma Thurman’s grandmother modeled for Axel Ebbe’s sculpture
Famntaget. Famntaget is located in the harbor of Smygehuk, where with her hair swaying in the wind and her face turned towards the warming sun she embraces the sea and lets the fresh air fill her lungs.
Limestone has been quarried in the area of Smygehamn for many years. Industrial quarrying and burning probably began around 1860. In total 10 kilns were in operation. Nine of the kilns have been preserved; the oldest of these is from the mid 19th century. The remaining kilns can be found to the north of Smygehamn.
Köpmansmagasinet – The Merchant’s store
Rumor has it that the store was used as a smugglers’ den during the Napoleonic war. Today the store houses a tourist office, art and handicraft exhibitions, a café and a whole host of summer events.
Smygehuk’s lighthouse, built in 1883, is a 17 meter high cast iron tower. During summertime the lighthouse is open daily, and in winter by appointment. The old lighthouse keeper’s house been transformed into a hostel and in the building that housed the foghorn you can find art exhibitions and such like.