International students' blog – LTH

Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design students write about life at the Faculty of Engineering LTH

Summer in Sweden

Hej hej! My name is Ceren and I will be the programme ambassador for the Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design Master Programme for the upcoming year.

First of all, I congratulate and welcome all new EEBD students. If you are considering this master programme in the future, you are also more than welcome to send e-mail to for questions regarding the programme, the courses and student life in Helsingborg.

Now, the courses are over, and the summer has already started. If you’re in Sweden at this time of the year, you are most likely to see many people sunbathing in parks all around the city. At first, I was very surprised to see people with swimsuit laying on grass. But after 10 months of life in Sweden, I realized how important the sun is and how Swedes make the most of the sun while it still shines.

If you want to benefit from the sun next to the sea, there are many nearby areas where you can enjoy sand, sea and sun. Tropical Beach or Gröningen would be the best options if you want to stay in the city centre.


View to Helsingør (Denmark) from the Tropical Beach in Helsingborg

If you prefer to be away from the city, there are a lot of options. Fortuna Strand in Rydebäck is one of them and it only takes around 30 minutes from the city centre by bus or by bike. There is a wind shelter and barbecue spot only 50 meters away from the sea. It is possible to sleep in the shelter with a mat and a sleeping bag. When I was there with my friends, some of us even slept outside the shelter, under the stars. It was such an amazing experience. It was the first time in my life that I slept outside in nature but I’m sure that it won’t be the last. Because in Sweden, you can camp freely as long as it’s not in someone’s private garden! Here is the link for further information about camping in Sweden:

Sunset in Fortuna Strand in Rydebäck
Wind shelter that can accommodate up to 10 people

See you soon!


23 June, 2019

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