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Ales Stenar, Ystad

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
See the colossal stones that form one of the most impressive monuments of ancient Nordic culture at Ales Stenar. Known as the Stonehenge of Sweden, the monument stands on the Skane coast in the south side of the country. The site features 59 large boulders arranged in a ship-like formation. The stones at the front and in the back are larger than the others, clearly representing the bow and stern of a ship. The monument dates back to the early Middle Ages, even before the time when Vikings ruled the waves of northern Europe. The tranquil fields, hiking trails, and sea views surrounding the monument offer a great setting for a day outdoors. The sight has its own parking area. Plan to visit Ales Stenar and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ystad attractions using our Ystad vacation builder.
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  • Everytime I have guests in my house at the the Swedish south coast we go and visit Ales stenar. It is tradition and it is beautiful. On the height over the sea there is this great stone ship set for k...  read more »
  • very cute, a little strong on rise, windy, walk must wear a CAP to protect the very strong wind, a wonderful view of the sea
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  • Made a quick stop while riding the bike. Bit of a steep uphill (I rode, probably not allowed but it was off season and no one there). Once there it was crazy windy. Interesting to take it all in -- be...  read more »
  • Interesting and powerful place. Must visit!
  • I've been here during Fall. Nothing was open in the village and nobody was visiting. That gave it a mysterious environment which made the visit even more enthusiastic.
  • Beautiful views. Better/more rocks than Stonehenge! The lamb are docile.
  • Powerful scenery, amazing history.
  • Filming location in the "WALLANDER" series with Krister Henriksen
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