Where The Bridge’s detective unwinds in Malmö

Sofia Helin, the actor who plays Saga Norén in the Scandi crime drama, loves this old Malmö bathing house so much she swims in its icy sea water right through the winter

The Ribersborgs Kallbadhus (cold bathing house) is at the end of a very long pier in the Öresund strait, the narrow sea channel between Sweden and Denmark. The location is stunning. From the pier there are views over the sea to the Öresund Bridge, which links the two countries. The Kallbadhus, built in 1898, offers sea swimming in outdoor unheated pools all year around – they get really cold in winter. As a true Swede I love a hot sauna, and I’ve also taken to the ancient Nordic tradition of swimming in the sea in the winter. At the Ribersborgs you can enjoy a long sauna and then go straight outside for a dip in the ice-cold sea. It’s a great endorphin kick.

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