Lake in a clearing
This year over Easter we had the chance to visit Kullaberg and see the nature reserve.
Running hiking trails in Kullaberg Peninsula in Skåne
A few years ago we visited an art installation called Nimis in Skåne District in Sweden. We will tell more about Nimis further down because it is an interesting story hiding there. This year over Easter we had the chance to revisit Kullaberg and we now also had time to see more of the nature reserve. We combined the visit in the nature reserve with training so we hope you are OK with seeing photos of us running.
Through Kullaberg Nature Reserve there are many hiking trails. The ones we followed were easy to walk and clearly marked. You walk those routes primarily to experience nature. Apart from nature there are a few other things you can do/places you can visit:
- a seaside resort with long traditions. Mölle is small and, like seaside resorts ususally are, very picturescue.
- another classic picturesque seaside resort.
• Kullen Lighthouse
- if you are interested in lighthouses Kullen Lighthouse is, at 78 meters above sea level, the highest lighthouse in Sweden. If you are not so interested in lighthouses you can instead enjoy the
Emma running down a hill
We combined the visit in the nature reserve with training so we hope you are OK with seeing photos of us running.
views from it because they are spectacular.
- an art installation on the north shore of Kullen Peninsula. Nimis is created by the artist Lars Vilks and is built mainly from driftwood. Nimis consists of labyrinths and several towers and, since it is climb-able, it is just as much a playing ground as a work of art. Children really love it.
Nimis is part of a self proclaimed micronation called Ladonia
and Lars Vilks sees the micronation and Nimis as a part of the same art project. Near Nimis Lars Vilks has also created a stone and concrete sculpture named Arx and in the area he also used to have yet another sculpture named Omphalos.
The construction of these art installations has from the start been a controversy since they were set up inside a nature reserve. It is against the regulations of the reserve to build anything there without permission. Since no permission was ever granted to Vilks before he started creating Arx, Nimis and Omphalos the artworks were put there illegally. A court decided that Omphalos should be removed, which was done in 2001 but Arx and Nimis were permitted to remain in
Emma running down another hill
The trails were good and easy to follow
place. Today only Arx and Nimis remains to be seen.
We spent three days in Kullaberg on this trip. On two of those days we were blessed with great weather and we could explore the hiking trails. On one of the days the weather was less good (read: it was snowing horizontally. Yes, snow can
actually fall sideways!) and that day we mostly spent indoors.
We have added photos from various sections of the trail. Here and there you can see that it is steep. In two places it was actually so steep that park rangers had set up ropes so hikers could safely climb up and down. It wasn't dangerous though as long as we were careful where the terrain was a bit of a challenge.
Tot: 2.425s; Tpl: 0.019s; cc: 46; qc: 210; dbt: 0.0594s; 2; m:saturn w:www (126.96.36.199); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.9mb