Picturesque fishing village on the Kullen peninsula
Viken has approximately 4,000 inhabitants and is the second largest town in the municipality of Höganäs. Like the entire municipality, it is located on the Kullen peninsula in the northwest of the southern Swedish province of Skåne.
Originally Viken was just one of the many small fishing villages on the peninsula. Over time Viken developed into the second largest town in the municipality Höganäs. Fishing plays only a minor role now, but the place still retains all the charm of a fishing village. The course of the streets in the center is unchanged since the Middle Ages, and many of the beautiful old half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries have been preserved and are lovingly tended.
For the most part Viken belongs to the municipality of Höganäs and is about 6 kilometers south of the central town Höganäs. A very small area of the village belongs to the municipality of Helsingborg.
History of Viken
Viken has arisen in the Middle Ages from a small settlement and a chapel. In 1700 there were about 60 households and at the beginning of the 19th century seafaring in Viken developed so well that even tall ships went on great journeys.
Just like the professional fishing, seafaring plays only a subordinate role in Viken, but the relatively large harbor is heavily used by private boats. The whole place has become a pretty popular place of residence. In addition to the special charm of the location due to its proximity to the cities of Helsingborg and Höganäs and a good infrastructure for the needs of daily life.