Thriving wildlife and breathtaking sea views
Spending time in north western Skåne, you will notice that wherever you go, you can see the silhouette of Kullaberg Nature Reserve against the horizon. The dramatic mountain rises prominently with its steep precipices towards the sea of Öresund, and the National Park of Kullaberg is one of Skånes most visited nature spots. Here you can enjoy breathtaking sea views while exploring a unique flora and fauna and you can go look for archeological finds in one of the well over 20 caves of the mountain.
A rich diversity of plant and animal Life
If you choose to hike through the area, you are very likely to spot wild animals like foxes, badgers, roe deer and red deer. More common animals like boars occur here now and then, and animals like sheep, cows and horses graze the meadows and help keeping the landscape open. Adder, grass snake and various types of lizards are often seen at Kullaberg and frogs thrive in the wet marches. A good place to start your excursion is the Visitor’s Center Naturum Kullaberg, where the staff will gladly suggest hiking routes and advice you on the different options. Here you can take a quiz to test your biology skills, and the kids are allowed to touch the live starfish in the saltwater aquarium.
Start your excursion at the Visitor’s Center Naturum Kullaberg, where the staff gladly will suggest hiking routes.
Activities for outdoor-lovers
Kullaberg Nature Reserve is a paradise for outdoor-lovers. Stroll through the dramatic, unspoilt countryside, go fishing in the ocean, bird watching on vantage points, diving, caving or rock climbing – swim, paddle or play golf. The magnificent environment in Kullaberg has even been awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide. The area around Kullen peninsula is also ideal for hiking. In fact, the Kullaleden Trail is one of the sections of The Skåneleden Trail that’s been certified as a Leading Quality Trail by E.R.A (European Ramblers' Association). More of a mamil type of person? No problem! Kullaberg has a brand new bicycle trail named ”The Kattegatt Trail” that takes you 370 kilometers from Helsingborg to Göteborg.
Hiking in Kullaberg
Kullaberg has lots of scenic views and is therefore a very popular area for hiking. There are well-marked trails along the northern and southern shores, with a number of connecting trails across. The trails are fairly easy to hike, although you should keep track of your children as the drops are significant at times. The area has three main hiking trails. A red trail in the southern part of the area, a blue trail in the northern part of the reserve and an orange trail that covers the coast on the peninsula. Both the red and the blue paths goes to Arild and are tied together with several smaller yellow-marked trails. The Blue trail is significantly harder to hike with a lot of elevation, although it’s often worth it since it takes you to very beautiful viewpoints.
The orange trail ”Kullaleden” is 70 kilometres long and is the most known of the three. This trail is a part of the bigger long distance footpath ”Skåneleden” and has been certified by ERA (European Ramblers Association) as a Leading Quality Trail, which means that it is among the best hiking trails in Europe in terms of physical standard, service level and nature experiences along the trail.
Experience Sweden’s first whale safari! In the ocean around Kullaberg Nature reserve, you can often spot the porpoise – a small toothed whale that looks like a dolphin. See the porpoises close up and marvel at the fantastic Kullaberg scenery with alluring coves and mysterious caves from aboard a Rib-boat. Besides watching for porpoises. The trip in the boat lasts about 1 hour, but you should calculate 1,5 hours for the whole activity. Read more about porpoise safari here »
GPS Cave Walks
The magical caves of Kullaberg will heat up your imagination as you explore them. Some of them even served as dwellings as far back as the Stone Age. The tour is a scenic guided walk on the southern side of Kullaberg, where you get to visit two different caves. Read more about the cave walks right here »