Things to do
Cool off in the pool or relax in our hot tub in the garden. Sitting outdoors in + 37-39 ° C water and breathe fresh air after a lovely bike ride in the surroundings, a walk on the Tosteberga meadows, or if you just feel a little frozen, is lovely. Both for your body and soul. Winter like summer.
The tub can accommodate six persons. Price per person is 200 SEK / hour. (Note: The hot tub is only for hotel guests)
From 2021, an hour in our new hot tub (without bubbles) will be included in the room rate.
The swimming pool is free of charge and is heated between May to mid / late September.
through the village
Tosteberga village is situated at the northern end of Hanö Bay, near the boundary between the counties of Scania and Blekinge and approximately twenty kilometres from Kristianstad, Åhus and Sölvesborg.
This picturesque fishing village with roots that go all the way back to the 16th century is a small oasis. It sits on ancient farmland in a unique coastal setting with pastures and skerries that are home to a large number of endangered and rare habitats and species. Grazing land, dry stone walls and the old buildings in the harbour are important and typical features.
Some 100 people live in Tosteberga. There are no shops, restaurants, kiosks or petrol stations. Here you will find the peace and quiet of a bygone era, there is a rich birdlife, nature reserves to explore and the landscape is amazingly beautiful.
There are no white, sandy beaches at Tosteberga; you enter the water from the edge of the pastureland or from the pontoon jetty in the harbour. Unlike many other villages along the coast, Tosteberga is not overrun by holiday homes.
You find the picturesque harbor about 20 minutes walk from the hotel . Well worth a visit. Here you can swim from the floating dock in summer or study sea eagles in the winter.
Tosteberga Nature reserve
Bodelssons are located approximately 500 meters from the Nature Reserve Tosteberga ängar. The Nature Reserve is the most interesting part of the large expanses of coastal pastureland. The hazel copses are green and lush, but views across the stony shores, shallow sandbanks and islands in the sea are never far away. The nature reserve is situated on a promontory east of Tosteberga village, along with the flat and jagged coastal strip. On Tosteberga ängar you find three walking trails
The ground cover is made up of dry, sandy moraine with boulders and stones scattered in the water along the coast. The pastureland is a patchwork of open, wildflower-strewn meadows mixed mainly with hazel, but also hawthorn and wild rose shrubbery. The dry stone walls that intersect and surround the pastures add an ancient dimension to the landscape.
Rich birdlife and diverse flora
There is a diverse flora including Primrose (Gullviva), Pasque Flower (Backsippa), Field Fleawort and Early-Purple Orchid (St Pers nycklar) in spring and Common Rock-Rose (Solvända), Bloody Cranesbill, Fairy Flax and Dropwort in summer. The shrubbery is popular with small birds such as nightingales, Garden Warblers, Blackcaps, Common Whitethroats and linnets. During the winter migration, different wader species can be spotted along the shores and in the winter large flocks of seabirds land on the water. Approximately 150 white-tailed eagles and other birds of prey visit Tosteberga in the winter.
Chokladstudio & Café
In Östra Ljungby, 3 km from Tosteberga, you find Minas Chocolate Studio and Café, where the confectioner and praline maker, Mina, offers chocolate for all senses.
Enjoy a hot cup of chocolate from the menu, with at least 10 different chocolate drinks, one of Mina's cooling ice creams, a chocolate dessert or any of her chocolate favorites. And listen to the chocolate music flowing out of the speakers.
At Mina's, you will also find noble wine vinegar from Doktorenhof and balsamic vinegar made of the finest dessert wines, flavored with herbs, flowers, fruits or berries.
You can book your own chocolate test, -chill, -cake, -massage, -meal, -party or -breakfast. Everything with chocolate!
You can book Mina to come to Bodelssons by the Sea if you are more than ten persons that would like to taste chocolate and listen to Mina's story about her chocolate trips in Mexico and Fiji. Book directly through Minas Chocolate Studio or Bodelssons: 044-77 77 777.
Approximately 8 kilometres from Tosteberga you find a picturesque 50 kilometres route around the biggest lake of Scania.
The route is called Humleslingan (The Hop Loop). The landscape is characteristic rather for the Dalarna province (a cradle of Swedish folklore traditions) than for the South of Sweden. Local climate is suitable to grow grapes, hops and apple trees.
The history of the region dates back to the Cretaceous, when giant reptiles lived in the depths of the Ivösjön lake. The vicinity of the lake is the site of palaeontological findings and teeth of dinosaurs are not rare to be spotted... Bromölla is the only place in Sweden, offering fossil hunting with guaranteed finds of fossils.
Are you interested in the 1900s industrial history, you might want to see Iföverken first toilet, then you should visit Iföverken industrial museum in Bromölla. All over the world you can encounter bathrooms from Ifö.
The old hop drying plant - Humletorkan - brews own bier with locally grown and dried hop cones. In vicinity of Humletorkan there is a neolitic sacrificial site called Gudahagen which is nowadays a place where a popular medieval fair is organized each year in September.
Ivö island is connected by ferry with the mainland. A visit to a medieval church is highly recommended - specially in May when the apple trees are in blossom. There is another medieval church on our route - the one in Gualöv with well preserved frescos.
A visit at the Bäckaskog castle will allow us to discover the traces of the times when the residence was a monastery. The castle nowadays is renowned for its regional cuisine.
We can give you a map with all the natural and cultural attractions, hiking trails, biking trails, riding route and waterway, fishing and activities available along Humleslingan.
One day among Kjugekull's large rock cliffs, through the beech forest and on the open pastures on the slope towards the lake Ivösjön, is usually an unforgettable experience.
Here you find an outdoor museum and in the summertime the Café is open. The regional museum has made an exhibition that shows the visitor around the area and tells about the history of the natural and cultural landscape.
Millions of years ago, most of Skåne was below sea level, but on Kjugekull there are remains that show that the hill is more than 75 million years old.
The view from is outstanding and the road up offers a geological time trip. The varied landscape takes the visitor back to the time when Skåne had a tropical climate. The traces of the ice age's powerful intervention in the landscape, in the form of pebbles and boulders, are clearly visible. You can follow people in the trails through millennia and on the top there is an ancient monument - perhaps our ancestors built a castle or grave mound here.
Bouldering on Kjugekull
Bouldering is a sport that involves climbing large boulders without any form of safety equipment. Kjugekull is the largest and best place in Sweden for going bouldering. At the moment there are 1,400 different climbs and variations.
The boulders are normally large, round and solitary, distributed among the sparse beech woods and undulating pastures. It is a wonderful setting, which makes the experience something out of the ordinary.
All sorts of climbing problems are represented at Kjugekull: low sit starts and high problems, delicate slabs and steep roofs, pumpy traverses and long dynos. The climbing is often technical and friction dependant and rarely very steep. You can climb on Kjugekull almost all year around.
The house of the Sea dragons
In the waiting room at Bromölla railway station, you find an exhibition of what the residents during the Creatceous period have left behind. 80 million years old business cards from a bygone era.
At that time the surroundings were covered by a hot and, for the most part, shallow sea very much like an archipelago. Our little part of the world was then located roughly where the Mediterranean is located today.
The often gigantic dinosaurs walked around on land and the sky was crowded with Pterodactyls and birds of that time. The sea was literally buzzing with life. Most conspicuous were, of course, the large marine reptiles – the sea dragons.
Deposits from this period and remains which bear witness to the inhabitants of this sea are preserved under our feet in a large contiguous limestone section of bedrock called the Kristianstad Basin.
The exhibition materials have been collected from the Bromölla-Kristianstad area by Filip Lindgren over a period of about 25 years.
His goal has been to produce an exhibition that would be entertaining, clear, and of interest to the general public.
The King's little road gives you a magnificent feeling with its manor environments and fast waters convey.
The winding road from Tosteberga to Nymölla (4 km) is considered among one of the more beautiful motorcycle roads in Sweden. Not less nice on a bike without a motor or by foot.
The trail Lilla Kungsleden is 4 kilometers long and starts close to the town Bromölla and past trough Nymölla (but from Tosteberga you can connect the opposite way, in Nymölla).
Along the trail, you will enter both beech and mixed deciduous forests.
During the spring, the ground is covered in wood anemones. Common birds in the area include the chaffinch, the titmouse, and the nightingale. You will also find the kingfisher, the dipper and the scarlet rose finch. Among birds of prey, buzzards and red kite are dominating species.
Trolle Ljungby gods
Trolle Ljungby Manor
Bodelssons are located five kilometers from Trolle-Ljungby Manor.
The history of Trolle-Ljungby Manor goes back to the 13th century. The estate is owned by the Trolle-Wachtmeister family who lives at the castle.
Trolle-Ljungby, which was called only Ljungby up until 1830, is, with its 12,000 hectares of land, one of the largest private estates in Sweden. The largest beech forest in the country is found here, and the manor house is a magnificent example of Swedish Renaissance architecture. The main complex, which is surrounded by a moat, consists of three two-stored brick buildings joined together around a courtyard open to the north.
The gardens are among the most beautiful in Sweden. They were mentioned by Linnaeus who visited them in 1749 on his journey through Scania. Immediately south of the moat is the chapel with its 13th century baptismal font, an altarpiece from 1639 and the tombs of the Gyldenstierne and Coyet families.
The main building houses a major art collection, many exquisite pieces of furniture and other objects from various periods.
Strangest of all, however, is the “Ljungby drinking horn and hunting whistle”. The style of the objects is Gothic. The horn was probably made in the late 15th century. The curved whistle is made of bone and is believed to date back to the late Middle Ages. A curious detail is that it can be played from either end.
On the manor, you are welcome to visit the Viltboden Farm Shop or the bakery. You also find a micro beer brewery in the area.