Stenshuvud National Park, Kivik

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#5 of 27 in Parks in Skane County
Stenshuvud is a hill in the southeastern corner of Sweden, in the province of Scania, close to Kivik in Simrishamn Municipality. Since 1986, it is one of the National parks of Sweden. The park covers an area of about 3.9km2.The hill is 97m high and faces the Baltic Sea. Since the surrounding landscape is relatively flat, it can be seen from a great distance and has traditionally been used as a landmark for seafarers. Many visitors trek up the hill to enjoy the view which is very good in clear weather.Most of the area is covered with broadleaf forest, especially European hornbeam. The park also contains heaths, meadows and swamps. Because of the mild climate and varied habitats, many different animal and plant species can be encountered in the park. The park contains unusual Swedish wildlife such as the hazel dormouse, Eurasian golden oriole, European tree frog and agile frog. There are about 600 vascular plant species, including several types of orchids and the very rare barren strawberry.Below the hill there is a popular beach for swimming. Close to the top are the remains of a ruin of a 5th- or 6th-century fortress.According to local folklore, the hill got its name ("Sten's head") from a giant living in the cave Giddastuan.
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  • Very beautiful and well-organized, just went to the short loop on the sea and it was adapted for wheelchair/stroller.
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  • This National Park in Skane is situated to the south of Åhus. There are different trails you can follow to explore the Park; we took the one leading upwards. From the top there were fantastic views of...  more »
  • Beautiful National Park near nice beaches. Walking up to the three peaks (from there you have a view far away, if it's clear weather). We walked up to all three peaks, were probably a total of about 2 km to go. Visitor centre with exhibition and the nice information, you could also listen to some stories. At the visitor center also features a kiosk/café.
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  • A beautiful and quiet national park. The trails are very serene and enjoyable to walk. The view of the Baltic from the top of the hill can't be beat in Scania. The combination of the forest, beach and meadow offer a great glimpse into the wildlife present in the region.
  • My favorite park in Sweden so far. Great tracks, beach and very tourist friendly.
  • Beautiful nature with several different trails. Water is cold but nice to dip your feet in.
  • Great trails,views, scenery and beach!
  • So beautiful, You can see the island of Bornholm (Denmark) when You look to the south and The coastline of Blekinge in the north, when the weather is clear. This cliff by the sea is perfect for walking and birdwatching!!!

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