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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 short walk up the hill will lead you to this amazing, historical sight. The theories behind the stones and there positioning are many, almost as many as the stones. Well worth a vist. 
    A short walk up the hill will lead you to this amazing, historical sight. The theories behind the stones and there positioning are many, almost as many as the stones. Well worth a vist.  more »
  • Impressive combination of history, location and spirituality. Forget the disappointing Ystad and visit this, Malmö and Simrishamn 
    Impressive combination of history, location and spirituality. Forget the disappointing Ystad and visit this, Malmö and Simrishamn  more »
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  • Truly a sight to see. Monuments are very unique and thought provoking. The scenery over the cliffs are amazing. During off season do not expect any food or facilities open near by.
  • Amazing view. Stones are organised so well, looks too good. Place is full of scenic beauty. Enjoyed sunset view with reflections in sea and colourful flowers, it was so peaceful calm place to be in.

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