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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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  • Ale Stenar (Ale Stones) is a hidden gem in Ystad town. It is the Swedish equivalent of the UK Stone Henge. Need a little walk from the base of the hill to the top where the stones are located, but def...  more »
  • Ancient stones placed on clifftop by and why? Lovely walk thru charming village leads to Stones.Return walk down cliff to tiny harbour with food and drinks galore(seasonal)  more »
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  • Nice spot to visit. Enough history and a nice little town near the harbor for some snacks, lunch or dinner. Do not expect to be alone during the summer season ;-)
  • Nice place yo visit. I really like the view towards the sea and if you are lucky there are also people hang gliding from the cliff and can bring you along for a fee
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