Ales Stenar
Ales Stenar
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tualatin
Horten, Norway55 contributions
I just happened to read about Ales Stenar a few days before departing on a trip from Vestfold, Norway to Poland via ferry from Ystad, Sweden. Ales Stenar is about 15 kms east of Ystad, close to a cozy little fishing village called Löderup. It is a brisk uphill walk from Löderup to the top of a large open meadow where the stones are situated. When you reach a certain point, you see the outline of the stones against the sky. Very majestic. The vast meadow reaches southwards to high cliffs that tumble down to the Baltic Sea. Several folks showed up shortly before sundown to get the ultimate Ales Stenar experience. It is a powerful place and a must see if you are in the area.
Written October 1, 2020
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Anna I
Pinjarra, Australia18 contributions
Couples
Nice and relatively easy walk up to the stones. If you are fit you can climb down to the beach and experience the coastline from another perspective than that from the top.
Lots of people climbing the stones (even though forbidden) and show very little respect for this historical site.
Written July 27, 2022
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dbeavernd
Landstuhl, Germany49 contributions
Solo
You can go right up and touch the stones. There went many people there, but that might be due to the time of year and the cold, so that meant I was able to get some pics without anyone else in them. Just a cool place with an amazing view.
Written January 5, 2020
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mikael.bjerrum
Copenhagen, Denmark536 contributions
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 choose the first one when you come into town. The second one - atb the sea - is very small and crowded. Highly recommended.
Written March 20, 2022
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Bianca M
Kirke Saaby, Denmark44 contributions
Couples
Interesting settlement. Take your time to read the posters next to the Stones, so that you fully understand the history. Nice sorroundings. It’s situated next to a cosy harbour with several restaurants, iceshops etc. At my visit everything was closed for the Winther, but I can imagine that the place is full of life in the Summer. Small parking place at the harbour and a large one in the village 600 meters from the Stones.
Written January 11, 2020
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AnnaN732013
Stockholm, Sweden235 contributions
Couples
Amazing place where you feel connected with history and nature. Beautiful scenery, you can walk for miles on a hiking trail with a spectacular view over the sea. And skylarks singing above... Amazing experience. If you love nature, this is the place.
Written July 23, 2022
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland13,157 contributions
Family
We walked to this impressive stone construction from historic times.

A great scenery combined with an outstanding view over the ocean made our stay very relaxing and with deep impressions.

If you are in the region then this is a must see!

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Written July 22, 2020
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland13,157 contributions
Family
What a great place in Southern Sweden.

An impressive stone setting on top of a plateau about 1500 years old.

If you love mystic places, then this is a must!

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Written July 14, 2019
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Geoviki
Denver, Colorado388 contributions
Couples
This was definitely worth the trip out of Ystad. I wasn't sure we could arrange it because we didn't have a car (train travelers). But there's a regional bus there and back; check at the TI in Ystad for schedules and info - bus leaves from the train station.

We manages to see it without any tour bus groups. It's beautiful and remote, overlooking the Baltic. It's a nice, near-level walk from the bus stop to the stones.
Written July 18, 2015
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Dr_Nico
Tonsberg, Norway318 contributions
Ale's Stones (or Ales stenar in Swedish) is a megalithic monument on the top of the hill overlooking Kåseberga and the sea. Drive down and park your car in the harbour. Then go into Ahls rökeri and buy some fantastic fish(smoked or pickled....) and bring it on your climb up the hill to Ale's stones.
It is a stone ship, oval in outline, with the stones at each end markedly larger than the rest. It is 67-metres long formed by 59 large boulders, weighing up to 1.8 tonnes each. The stories and dating of the ship is not quite clear... But this is an impressive stone ship and the views from the top of the hill is simply fantastic.
Written July 28, 2014
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