Guided tours 2019

14 April 10:30
Ingmar Bergman’s Helsingborg guided walk 

There is a strong connection between legendary film director Ingmar Bergman and Helsingborg. He became Sweden’s youngest theatre manager when he took up this post at the Helsingborg City Theatre, then on the verge of being closed down. In 1944 – 1946 he worked at a fevered pace, changing the tide for the doomed theatre.  Bergman’s summers were filled with film projects. In the 1950s he returned to this area when making “A Lesson in Love” and “To Joy”. The latter is filmed and set near and in Helsingborg. There are locations in Ramlösa and Pålsjö skog, as well as Strandpromenaden and city landmarks such as Kärnan, the City Hall, Tycho Brahe-platsen and so on.
Curious about Bergman’s Helsingborg? Join a film walk together with guide Ingrid Persson Skog. The walk starts in Ingmar Bergmans plats, Bruksgatan 30 and ends in Strandpromenaden.
Date: Sunday April 14
Time: 10:30
Pick-up point: Bruksgatan 30, Helsingborg
Language: in Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Booking: +46 738 50 33 43; ingrid@sprakguiden.com
Price per person: adult 120 SEK, 12 – 19 years 80 SEK, children under 12 free admission
Payment: cash/credit card

July 14 at 10:30
Ingmar Bergman’s Helsingborg guided walk
There is a strong connection between legendary film director Ingmar Bergman and Helsingborg. He became Sweden’s youngest theatre manager when he took up this post at the Helsingborg City Theatre, then on the verge of being closed down. In 1944 – 1946 he worked at a fevered pace, changing the tide for the doomed theatre. Bergman’s summers were filled with film projects. In the 1950s he returned to this area when making “A Lesson in Love” and “To Joy”. The latter is filmed and set near and in Helsingborg. There are locations in Ramlösa and Pålsjö skog, as well as Strandpromenaden and city landmarks such as Kärnan, the City Hall, Tycho Brahe-platsen and so on.
Curious about Bergman’s Helsingborg? Join a film walk together with guide Ingrid Persson Skog. The walk starts in Ingmar Bergmans plats, Bruksgatan 30 and ends in Strandpromenaden.
Date: Sunday July 14
Time: 10:30
Pick-up point: Bruksgatan 30, Helsingborg
Language: in Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Booking: +46 738 50 33 43; ingrid@sprakguiden.com
Price per person: adult 120 SEK, 12 – 19 years 80 SEK, children under 12 free admission
Payment: cash/credit card

24 July at 18:15
31 July at 18:15
7 August at 18:15

Film Cruise: Torekov – Hovs Hallar – Torekov

Bjärehalvön is a marvellous film location. World famous film director Ingmar Bergman made three of his films here. One of them is “The Seventh Seal” with the legendary game of chess between Death and the Knight. Find out more by going on a film cruise taking you along the spectacular and dramatic coast of Bjärehalvön.
During the trip Torekov – Hovs hallar – Torekov guide Ingrid Persson Skog is going to tell you about e.g. Ingmar Bergman and Oscar nominee Jan Troell. The prestigious award Treasure of European Film Culture and other films and film directors with a local connection will be highlighted too.
Date: July 24
Date: July 31
Date: August 7
Departure: 18:15
Arrival: about 19:30
Pick-up point: at 18:00 by Väderötrafiken’s ticket office, Torekov Harbour
Adults: 295 SEK, 6 – 14 years 200 SEK; children under 6 free admission
Language: Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Booking: tickets soon available at
http://www.vaderotrafiken.se/

In case of bad weather (class 1 warning) the tour will be cancelled.

24 August at 17:00
Film Cruise: Torekov – Hovs Hallar – Torekov

Bjärehalvön is a marvellous film location. World famous film director Ingmar Bergman made three of his films here. One of them is “The Seventh Seal” with the legendary game of chess between Death and the Knight. Find out more by going on a film cruise taking you along the spectacular and dramatic coast of Bjärehalvön.
During the trip Torekov – Hovs hallar – Torekov guide Ingrid Persson Skog is going to tell you about e.g. Ingmar Bergman and Oscar nominee Jan Troell. The prestigious award Treasure of European Film Culture and other films and film directors with a local connection will be highlighted too.
Departure: 17:00
Arrival: about 18:15
Pick-up point: at 16:45by Väderötrafiken’s ticket office, Torekov Harbour
Adults: 295 SEK, 6 – 14 years 200 SEK; children under 6 free admission
Language: Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Booking: tickets soon available at
http://www.vaderotrafiken.se/

In case of bad weather (class 1 warning) the tour will be cancelled.

11 October at 15:00
Båstad Hiking Festival
The Nobel Family and Royalty in Båstad (no 1)

Host: Båstad Turism och Näringsliv / Språkguiden Ingrid Persson Skog

Did you know that Båstad has its own Nobel history? This is thanks to Ludvig Nobel, Alfred Nobel’s nephew, who in 1905 suddenly had a vision of turning Båstad into an international seaside resort. His remarkable tourist establishments are still admired. All the huge investments he made developing sports such as tennis and golf started bearing fruit. Soon even the Swedish King Gustaf V was a regular player in the tennis tournaments, naturally attracting masses of visitors. Join a guided tour in the footsteps of Ludvig Nobel. Apart from local history, lots of royalty and international VIPs the walk includes the fascinating but rather unknown story of Alfred Nobel and his brothers in Russia.

Friday
Departure and arrival: Hotel Riviera Strand
Distance: 6 km
Time of departure: 15.00
Duration: 2,5 hrs
Trail difficulty: Easy, mainly flat
Surface: Asphalt, cobbled streets and gravel roads
Language: Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Price: Free of charge
Booking:
http://www.bastadhikingfestival.se

12 October at 09.30
Båstad Hiking Festival
Coastal hike with garden history at lovely Norrviken (No 8)

Host: Språkguiden Ingrid Persson Skog

The constantly changing waves, the smell of seaweed and the ocean, the sound of sea birds. Intriguing history, autumnal splashes of colour and inspiring garden rooms at lovely Norrviken. This is what you can experience together with guide Ingrid Persson Skog. At a pleasant hiking pace we will follow coastal paths and gravel walks from Båstad to famous Norrviken. Here you may indulge in the fascinating story of how the creator of Norrviken, Rudolf Abelin, turned his garden dreams into dream gardens. After our picnic break in beautiful surroundings we will hike back to Båstad with short stops for more stories along the way.

Only Saturday
Start and finish: Hotel Riviera Strand
Length: 12 km
Time of departure: 09.30
Duration: 5,5 hrs
After-hike: 15-17 at Hotel Riviera Strand
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: dirt roads, sand and asphalt
Language: Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Price: 300 SEK incl. professional guide and extra supplement for lunch at Norrviken’s restaurant
Booking: http://bastadhikingfestival.se/

13 October at 09:00
Båstad Hiking Festival 

Nature and film hike in Torekov and Hovs hallar (No 9)

Host: Språkguiden Ingrid Persson Skog

This guided hike starts in Torekov, a picturesque fishing village, whose colourful history is dotted with pirates, saints and shipwrecks. Then following the coast we will head for Hovs hallar among grazing animals and enigmatic ancient monuments. Here scree slopes, pebbly beaches and fascinating rock formations show the mighty forces of nature. This is also a marvellous film location. Film buffs dream of seeing the place where Death and the Knight play chess in Ingmar Bergman’s classic film The Seventh Seal. In 2017 Hovs hallar, as one of ten (!) sites in Europe, was awarded the title Treasure of European Film Culture. What could be more suitable than a hike, presenting lots of well-known and beloved films linked to Bjärehalvön?

Only Sunday
Start and finish: Torekov – Hovs hallar
Length: 15 km
Start time from Riviera Strand: 09.00
Duration: 6 hours
After-hike: 15-17 at Hotel Riviera Strand
Difficulty: Medium/difficult, contains some steep paths
Terrain: Meadows, gravel roads, pebbles, rocks
Language: Swedish and on request in Swedish and English
Cost: 250 SEK incl. professional guide
Booking:
http://www.bastadhikingfestival.se

Interested in Båstad and Bjärehalvön in southernmost Sweden? Do not hesitate to contact Ingrid Persson Skog, a guide specializing in guided tours in the area. Ingrid Persson Skog hosts guided tours in Swedish quite regularly. For more information about English options, please dial + 46 738 50 33 43.

Hovs hallar - a dramatic coastal area in Bjäre, southernmost Sweden.
Hovs hallar – a dramatic coastal area in Bjäre, southernmost Sweden.