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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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  • We went there on a very windy day so it was a bit too cold. The information about the history was super and the view all the way to Bornholm was amazing. 
    We went there on a very windy day so it was a bit too cold. The information about the history was super and the view all the way to Bornholm was amazing.  more »
  • Fantastic views at this great attraction. Beware that you need to walk app 1 KM uphill to get to the place. Parking is very limited, even in off-season. There are to parking lots, best choice is to... 
    Fantastic views at this great attraction. Beware that you need to walk app 1 KM uphill to get to the place. Parking is very limited, even in off-season. There are to parking lots, best choice is to...  more »
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  • Sort of Sweden's Stonehenge. Very interesting. Unlike British Stonehenge, you can walk up to the stones. There are cows in the field too! Lovely views out over the ocean.
  • Impressive and very beautiful place to visit. Ales Stenar has a special vibe. You can feel and smell the history. You have to be able to climb up the stairs. Its not easy way up. You have to walk arrive one kilometer from the parking place. But it’s worth it!

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