peninsula and natural reserve in Scania, Sweden

Kullaberg is a nature reserve in Höganäs municipality in southern Sweden.

Understand edit

Kullaberg is a nature reserve in the Kullabygden region in Scania. It is known for its climbing possibilities - one of the few places to climb in Scania, nice hiking, and a golf course. It's also home to a controversial series of giant driftwood sculptures, and their related micro-nation, Ladonia.

History edit

Landscape edit

Flora and fauna edit

Parts of the park are off limits part of the year because of rare birds nesting in the area. There are usually signs put up but you might want to check in the center before you start hiking in the area.

Climate edit

Get in edit

By car edit

Kullaberg is 1½ - 2 hours drive north of Malmö. From Helsingborg it is little less than 1 hour.

By bus edit

Take the bus to Mölle and walk from there.

By foot edit

From Mölle, follow the signs and walk up the hill.

Fees and permits edit

Entering Kullaberg by car is free.

Get around edit

There are three parking lots where you can park your car. After that the only way to get around is on foot.

See edit

  • Nimis and Arx - Gigantic beach art structures built by Lars Vilks with wood found on the shore. Ladonia (Swedish: Ladonien) is a micro-nation, proclaimed in 1996 as the result of a years-long court battle between the artist and the local authorities over the two sculptures. As Nimis' existence is not sanctioned by the state, it can be a bit difficult to find. There are no official sign posts, nor is it marked on maps. It lies a few kilometres northwest of the town of Arild and somewhat farther from the town of Mölle, and can only be reached on foot following a well-worn path with yellow "N"s painted on trees and fences. The path begins as an easy stroll past Himmelstorp, a well-preserved 18th-century farmstead that sells teas, ices etc, but quickly becomes a steep and rocky climb down to the coast.
  • Lighthouse - A very picturesque lighthouse is located at the parking lot furthest away.
  • Caves - There are several caves in the nature reserve, the most wellknown are Silvergrottan (Silver cave) and Visitgrottan (Visit cave).
  • Information Center - There is an information center where you can learn more about the history and nature of Kullaberg. The entry is free but it is not impressive.

Do edit

Climbing edit

The climbing in Kullaberg is the most well-known in Scania. Read about it here.

Golfing edit

There is a golf course. Be careful not to hit the climbers.

Hiking edit

Kullaberg has lots of scenic views and is very beautiful to walk around in. There are well-marked trails along the northern and southern shores, with a number of connecting trails across. The trails are fairly easy, although you should keep track of your children as the drops are significant at times. The Blue trail is significantly harder with a lot of ups and downs to hike, although it gives you some very beautiful viewpoints.

Diving edit

There are several diving schools in the region which will let you take your diving certificate just off the shore of Kullaberg.

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Eat & drink edit

There is a large hotel at the first parking lot where you can eat and drink. Food is affordable starting at 90 kr. Beer prices are similar to the rest of Sweden.

There is also a kiosk where you can buy candy and drinks.

Sleep edit

Lodging edit

Stay at hotel Rusthållargården in Arild, close to Kullaberg. You can stay at the hotel in the nature reserve or at a hotel in Mölle.

Camping edit

Camping is not allowed in the nature reserve.

Not far from Mölle there is a camping site which also has cabins and huts you can rent.

Stay safe edit

  • Be careful when hiking in the area, about once a year someone falls from a cliff and gets hurt pretty badly.
  • Also be careful when climbing in the area, 5 climbers have lost their lives when climbing in Kullaberg since the 1960s.
  • Several paths and hiking trails cross the golf course, a golf ball to the head can be fatal so please watch for golfers before you cross the course.
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