Visit Ystad - Best of Ystad

Ystad is a small town in the Skåne County of south Sweden which around 18,000 people lovingly call their home. The history of the town dates all the way back to the 11th century. The town is famously associated with stories written by Henning Mankell about a fictional detective called Kurt Wallander, who, in the novels, worked for the Ystad police force. The town boasts medieval architecture with many beautifully built cathedrals and museums in its sightseeing options. History buffs will have a gala time visiting the many relics of the past which have been left behind, perfectly preserved for posterity. 

Ystad Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Ystad tips for your visit

  • Be sure to carry an umbrella with you during your visit. Precipitation can be expected because of its coastal position.
  • There is no entrance fee to visit the Ales Stenar and you can avail a guided tour of the area. This tour is free for children under the age of 17. 

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Facts and Stats for Ystad*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ystad

    Know the pollution level of Ystad before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Ystad: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ystad for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ystad.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 45 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 45 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ystad - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 53.53 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 78.39 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ystad

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ystad

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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