Ystad is a city in the traditional province of Scania in Sweden and the seat of Ystad Municipality, Skåne County, in the southernmost part of the country. It is an historical town which boasts more than 300 well restored red half-timbered houses, historic buildings, museums and churches.
Close to Ystad, there is the megalith "Ale´s stones", one of the greatest ship-settings in the world, situated on a small hill directly by the Baltic Sea. The "Ale´s stones" is situated in Kåseberga, a small fishing village. Here you can buy fresh fish from the Baltic or just eat a smoked herring sandwich.
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Land Area – 7.92 km²
Population – 19,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46
Port Location – The port is approximately 1km from the town centre of Ystad.
Travel Links – Malmö (Sturup) airport is 30 minutes drive away. Copenhagen (Kastrup) airport (IATA CPH) is 1 hours drive.
There are local train ( "pågatåg" ) services from Malmö, Skånetrafiken and direct train (IC Bornholm) from Copenhagen, DSB.
Ferry services include Bornholmstrafikken from Rønne, Denmark and Polferries from Świnoujście, Poland.