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Ales Stenar, Ystad

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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. Use our Ystad trip itinerary planning tool to add Ales Stenar and other attractions to your Ystad vacation plans.
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  • A visit to Ales Stenar is well worth a detour of you happen to be in the region. The megalithic arrangement on the elevated coastline of southern Scania east of Ystad immediately brings you back in ti...  more »
  • We went on a nice summer day with some coffee. Enjoyed the view and then took a cup of coffee in the grass. Beautiful excursion place, suitable for big and small kids. It works a little bit like that with the stroller. VA the width of the wind among the rocks, va nice with scarf or similar.
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  • It's wonderful! Alignment of megaliths in the form of huge ship by the sea, perched on the cliffs.
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  • Fascinating location offering great access to view the stones up close. There are two parking locations from which you can walk up to see the monument. If you are bringing a stroller, it is probably easier to walk up from the parking lot as you enter Kåseberga, rather than the steeper set of stairs from the parking lot in town.
  • Amazing place, wonderful view. Ales Stenar is a megalithic monument in southern Sweden. It is a stone ship, oval in outline. Definitely worth visiting this great monument!
  • A nice place to combine a tour to the top of the hill (not suitable for disabled people) with the historical medieval ancient stones of the solstice from the Middle Ages and enjoying a tasty lunch with fresh smoked goods from Ahl's smokehouse on the outdoor terrace or on the slope beside overlooking the lovely little harbor.
  • Nice stones, close to the see. You can take a walk down the cliff to the sea. During wintertime are all the bars closed, all there's not much to do here other than the stones.
  • Very nice during summer time. Great place for families and it is not far from the parking lot. It's like mini stonehenge
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