Kåseberga, Skåne, Exploring Sweden

Kåseberga, Skåne – Exploring Sweden

Kåseberga is a small settlement in Ystad Municipality in the southern Swedish province of Skåne. It is a coastal settlement along the shores of the Baltic Sea. However, it is not the access to the sea that makes this place famous. Its around 100 inhabitants live at the base of a hill. On top of that hill is Ales Stenar, or “Ale’s Stones” in English.

A Short History of Kåseberga

Kåseberga has a history as a fishing village. This was a fishing village that already in 1684 had 9 boats with a total of 18 fishermen. Their catch would in the 19th century develop into one of the more profitable fishing harbors along the coast of Skåne.

Things to Do and See

There are a few small restaurants and accommodations in the center of Kåseberga. This is also where the regional buses stop. A bit to the north towards the main road is the motorhome stopover. Even though the center has a few cozy streets with beautiful homes it is the view of the sea and the mysteries of Ales Stenar that are the main attractions.

Kåseberga Hamn

Kåseberga Hamn is a small marina to the south of the main street. Here you will find a few smaller businesses and restaurants. That is in addition to a view out over the Baltic Sea.

Ales Stenar

Ales Stenar, or Ale’s Stones in English, is a stone formation known as a stone ship. It is the largest of its kind in Sweden with a length of 67 meters. It is made up of 59 large stones and is a site of mysteries.

Read more here: Ales Stenar, Skåne – Exploring Sweden

How to Get to Kåseberga

  • Flights: The nearest airport is Malmö Airport (MMX) to the northwest, there is also Copenhagen Airport (CPH) nearby, across the Öresund Strait in Denmark.
  • Car: Kåseberga is located along countryside roads to the east of Ystad.
  • Bus: Buses from Skånetrafiken connects Kåseberga with the surrounding area.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 631 kilometers (6 h 50 min)
  • Gothenburg – 343 kilometers (3 h 30 min)
  • Malmö – 77 kilometers (1 h 5 min)
  • Linköping – 436 kilometers (5 h)
  • Kiruna – 1861 kilometers (19 h 10 min)

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