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Kullaberg Peninsula: The most visited nature reserve in Sweden

Kullaberg Peninsula is one of the most beautiful locations of Southern Sweden. It is located just north off Helsingborg facing the coast of Kattegat. It is also called “The Riveria of Sweden” and due to it’s beauty it is a very popular holiday destination. Kullen is part of a larger nature reserve. Kullaberg is Sweden’s most visited nature reserve.

“Kullaberg is Sweden’s most visited nature reserve and one of the most popular holiday destinations“

Where to go in Sweden

Several times I have been visiting Kullen in Sweden. As a geologist and nature lover I can highly recommend visiting this place. This destination has so much culture and nature to offer. So, of you are planning a trip to Sweden, I will suggest visiting Kullaberg when you explore Sweden or Scandinavia in general.

If you are visiting the cities of Malmö or Copenhagen, I can really recommend a day trip to Kullen. Be aware that the fee for the bridge crossing the Strait between Denmark and Sweden is very expensive. It is also good for a weekend stay. There is a parking area at the end of the penisula with parking fee.

What to do near Kullen

Kullaberg offers very good hiking facilities both for beginners and more experienced. For instance I can both recommend the open rocky hiking trails along the southern coast line as well as the woody trails to the north.

In the nature reserve it is possible to go on cave safari and whale safari. The area is home for porpoises – which are very similar to dolphins.  Kullen is also a very popular spot for birdwatchers. You can discover it by yourself or by guided tours.

If you like playing golf I can recommend “Mölle Golfklubb”. From the green you have a stunning view.

“Most importantly, Kullaberg is for true outdoor-lovers“

Additionally, I can recommend visiting the nearby villages. These villages are very cosy and are full of life during summer. In general, these villages are well-known for gastronomic performance. One of the villages is Mölle, which is shown on the pictures below. Overall, it is really worth a visit. You can read more about Mölle here.

Read also: 25 tings to do in Denmark

Kullaberg Lighthouse

The Kullen Lighthouse (in Swedish: Kullens fyr) is an operational lighthouse and is located by the mouth of Öresund at the point of Kullaberg peninsula in Höganäs on the south-west coast of Sweden. Kullen is one of the most prominent landmarks along the Swedish coastline. It has a 1000 Watt electric bulb in a huge lens house. Thereby, it is also the most powerful lighthouse in Scandinavia. The lighthouse overlooks one of the world’s most heavily traveled waters.

The lighthouse is 15 meters tall and its focal plane is located 78.5 meters above sea level. Thus, it is the highest located lighthouse in Sweden. Every 5 seconds, the Kullen Lighthouse flashes white for 0.3 seconds with 27 nautical miles reach. In addition, there is also a little museum in the lighthouse.

Pictures of Kullen

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Kullaberg Peninsula is located in southern Sweden and is for outdoor-lovers. Image credit: Guillaume Baviere
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Kullen offers unique nature experience. Image credit: Guillaume Baviere
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The Peninsula of Kullaberg is the most visitied nature reserve in Sweden. Image credit: Pelle Sten
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Kullen is located along the coast of Kattegat. Image credit: Claus Rind
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View from a cliff in Kullaberg Nature Reserve. Image credit: Guillaume Baviere
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The lighthouse on Kullaberg is located high above sea level. Image credit: Patrik Andersson

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