Sweden might be expensive to live, especially for students, but luckily there are a few things you can do in Malmö without spending a single dime. Museums such as Moderna Museet and the Malmö Konsthall are free and filled with interesting artwork. Another cheap option is to visit the Malmöhus Castle Museum, one of the oldest renaissance forts in Europe. The entrance fee is a mere 40 Kronor and you get to see exhibitions on contemporary art, geology, Nordic art and Malmö's dark history on how they used to execute prisoners. Do have a bit more to spend? Treat your sweet tooth to a delicious guided tour at the Malmö Chocolate Museum! Students pay 80 Kronor and get an hour-long tour where they learn about the art of chocolate making (yes, you will get to taste the chocolate as well!).
Cinema & Theatre
Going to the cinema or theatre in Sweden might not be the cheapest way to entertain yourself but once in a while, we all crave for that ultimate movie experience on the big white screen surrounded by the smell of fresh popcorn coming out the popcorn machine. For this, you might want to check out film house Panora, a student ticket costs 85 Kronor and if you are a frequent visitor you can get the Panora card for 375 Kronor (for students) which you can go and watch five movies with during a period of 12 months. Another great cinema deal you can make is at Spegeln where you can get a membership card for 230 Kronor which includes one free movie ticket, the ability to see a movie for 75 Kronor in the afternoon during weekdays (Mon-Fri, 3 pm - 4 pm) and 10% discount on food in their bistro. A more popular cinema you can visit is Bio Filmstaden (130 Kronor and up), the one in the city centre is full pretty fast and you might want to book your place ahead or go to the Bio Filmstaden in Entré near Värnhem which is a bit less crowded.
Fancy a visit to the theatre? Check out the Nojesteatern near Folkets park, the beautiful Victoria Teatern in the city centre or Palladium at Gustav Adolfs Torg. More into visual art performances? Check out Lilith Performance Studio.
Whether it is an opera (Malmö Opera), a classical music concert (Malmö Live), a spectacle (Malmö Arena) or some rock show (Kulturbolaget) Malmö has everything to satisfy your symphonic needs! Cannot find your favourite artist, band or music genre at one of these venues? The Royal Arena in Copenhagen is just a 30-minute train ride away and hosts some of the biggest music artists in the world. Make sure to be on the lookout for those wanted concert tickets before they sell out!
Looking for some fun with your friends, classmates or colleagues? Malmö is filled with team activities that will guarantee you a day full of challenges and laughter. Looking for something to pick your brains with? Check out escape rooms and other challenging missions such as Sherlocked, The Gatsby Maze, The Alley, Prison Island, Questrooms Malmö and Teamtastic. More into action or physical indoor activities? Laserdome offers activities such as laser tag and five-camp for those who are looking for a good sweat.
Not looking for team activities? JUMP Trampoline Park might be the perfect day out for you or a friend or two. Here you can jump for joy, play dodge/cage ball, do a ninja course or run on walls.
Swedes love the outdoors and with so much nature surrounding you, you would love it too. Best way to spend your time outdoors is to go hiking in one of the many National Parks in Sweden, the closest ones are Söderåsen National Park, Dalby Söderskogen National Park, Stenshuvud National Park and Kullaberg Nature Reserve. Outdoor activities that are a bit closer to home can be found at Folkets Park such as Ben & Jerry's midget golf park, the Stapelbäddensparken Skatepark in Västra Hamnen or activities such as wakeboarding and kitesurfing at the Copacabana of Malmö, Ribban Beach. For more beach adventures you can check out Ribban Beach Camp. If a rare occasion such as sunny weather occurs it is recommended to book a picnic boat at least once during your visit here in Malmö. Not only is it a great way to see the city, you can also bring your own food and drinks and throw a feast for your friends and family, perfect for those warm spring/summer days.
One of the biggest outdoor festivals in Malmö is the Malmö Festivalen that is being held mid-August at various locations in the city. The festival is free and you can enjoy art, music and performances from famous Swedish artists.
For movie fanatics, there is much to enjoy throughout the entire year with film festivals such as Malmö Arab Film Festival (October '18), BUFF International Film Festival (19-24th March '18) and Nordisk Panorama (20-25th September '18).