Bromölla Kommun

Region at the Ivösjön

Bromölla Kommun is the easternmost municipality of Skåne, near the border to the neighboring province Blekinge. The municipality extends over the region from the shore of the lake Ivösjön to the densely wooded ridge Ryssberget and reaches the seashore at the Hanöbukten in the south.

The region is crisscrossed by two smaller rivers and characterized by a pleasant change between open and forested countryside in combination with the seashore and large lake. This allows a lot of different activities in the nature.

The lake Ivösjön is the largest lake in Skåne with a size of over 50 square kilometers and with about 25 identified species it is the richest fishing water in Sweden. It also offers numerous opportunities for water sports or swimming at one of the many scenic bathing places, such as at Orudden or Korsholmen.

The second largest lake in the municipality is the Levrasjön. Its turquoise shimmering waters remind of a high mountain lake. The lake also has excellent water quality and you can take a bath at Råby Badplats for example. There are also some smaller beaches at the shore of the Baltic Sea.

The ridge Ryssberget on the border to Blekinge is home to the largest continuous beech forest in Sweden and invites for walks or long hikes in its nature reserves. The river Skräbeån in the south of the community is an excellent fishing river for sea trout. In the north offers the Holjeån a perfect place to paddle with a canoe or kayak.

Interesting witnesses of the older and younger cultural history are scattered over the territory of the municipality. These include old water mills or Humletorkan, the only remaining hop kiln in Sweden. Hidden deep in the forest are the remains of the Västanå Järnmalmsgruva, the only iron ore mine in Skåne. Near Näsum is the mystical site Gudahagen, which is maybe only a burial ground or the ruins of a pagan temple.

The city Bromölla has about 7,600 inhabitants and is the biggest town and the capital of the municipality. Iföverkens Industrimuseum reflects the history of local ceramics production and the local history museum Brukshusen offers an insight of the former housing situation of local factory workers. The exceptional dinosaur sculpture Scanisaurus at the Stortorget is perhaps the largest ceramic ornamental fountain in the world.

Overall, the municipality consists of only five towns with more than 200 inhabitants. Näsum (1,200 inhabitants) is already the second largest town in the municipality. Next are Valje, with about 800 inhabitants, Gualöv (550 residents) and Nymölla with just under 300 residents.