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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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  • Visited this monument of stones on a very sunny day with blue skies and little breeze. It is an easy walk from the village, a slight incline but not too demanding for about 400 meters. Views for miles...  more »
  • Beautiful views and nature. Cozy Harbor next door with option to eat good lunch and buy fresh fish.
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  • Lovely spot on the cliffs. It's great that you can interact so freely with such a historic spot. The boards for information were interesting to give background on the stones too.
  • Quite easy to get to. Just a small walking path from the parking lot to walk. The view from this place was simply gorgeous mostly outlook over the ocean and on the other end fields.
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