The voluntary tourist information Destination Lund and Lund Greeters

Destination Lund is a voluntary non-profit tourist agency with the largest amount of tourist information about Lund, the oldest city in nowadays Sweden. The city of Lund was established already in year 964 by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth and his Vikings. Lund was an important and remarkable ecclesiastical city during the medieval time, and archbishopric for the whole Christian Scandinavia.

Lund 1060 years in 2024

2024 is a special anniversary year in Lund. It is then 1060 years since Lund was inaugurated by the Danish Viking Harald Bluetooth and his men. It was the nephew of Bluetooth, called Golden-Harald, and some Vikings from the mythical Viking fortress Jomsborg that attacked the southwestern parts of Skåne, probably including Uppåkra, a hedonic large Iron Age settlement. The Vikings were Christen and built the first church at the place that have been the city of Lund since then. There will probably not be any official celebration, but if booking a greet, our greeters can show and tell about the oldest history of Lund.

Lund turns 1060 years in 2024

Tourist information - Planning your visit in Lund

On the page about travel information you will find useful information when planning a visit to Lund. There is also information about hotels and restaurants, which most can be reached by walking since the distances are short.

On the page about visitor guides about Lund, you find some visitor guides with information about interesting things to do during your visit in Lund. We are in contact with some guides that offer guided tours on request for a fee. We also offer free greeter service in English or Swedish, aimed at smaller groups of maximum 6 persons. If you have any questions during planning or before your visit to Lund, you are most welcome to contact us.

Our tourist information is mobile friendly, free of charged and advertising. It opens directly in the mobile phone; no app needs to be downloaded. We do not sell anything, even our greeter service is for free. We are a non-profit tourist organisation operated by locals living in Lund.

M;obile friendly visitor guides about Lund without apps

Discover interesting places and attractions in Lund

In Lund, there are many interesting places with fascinating history to discover. Nowadays Lund is an important student city with one of the largest and most popular universities in Sweden. The north east part is one of the largest research areas in northern Europe, still growing with the establishment of European Spallation Source (ESS) and MAX IV, the brightest X-ray source in the world, due to their homepage. With our visitor guides you can guide yourself to discover some interesting places in Lund.

The Main square in Lund, the oldest square in nowadays Sweden Browse these images to see some attractions in Lund. The Main square is more than thousand years old and the oldest square in nowadays Sweden.
The Cathedral in Lund The amazing Cathedral in Lund is the most visited church in Sweden. In 2023 it will be 900 years since the crypt was inaugurated.
The medieval Cloister church in Lund When in Lund, do not miss the beautiful, small medieval Cloister church. The only church in Lund, except the Cathedral, that was not teared down after the Reformation.
The University Building in Lund The University building was inagurated August 27th 1882 by King Oscar II.
Lund’s Student-Singers at the steps of the University main buildning in Lund Lund’s Student-Singers greet Spring on the steps of the University main buildning at May First every year.
A lovely allotment at one of the allotment areas in Lund Try a biking trip to some of the 18 lovely allotment areas in Lund. They are opened for visitors during the summer.
Adelgatan in Lund, one of the beautiful old streets of Lund Take a walk in the old streets of Lund. Experience the small cobblestone streets surrounded by hollyhocks and roses.

Or let our greeters show you Lund

We also have greeter service for visitors, since Destination Lund is part of the International Greeter Association. For larger groups we can help you find a guide.

We have greeter service for visitors. Let our greeters show you Lund!
If you are a larger group, we can help you to find a guide.
Here you will find useful information about how to travel to and within Lund.
Here you will find information about how to contact us.

Are you planning to visit the European Song Contest in Malmö 2024?

Between 7 – 11 May 2024 the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Malmö. If you choose to stay in Lund, you can go by train directly to Hyllie station and Malmö Arena in only 20 minutes. On our page about the Eurovision Song Contest, we have collected practical information if you choose to stay in Lund.

Stay in Sweden´s oldest city when visiting the ESC in Malmö 2024

Since we are fully voluntary and non-profit, we have not been able to produce so much information in English yet. We do have a page on Instagram were we post photos about Lund now and then with information in English.