Kullaberg. At Swedish World's End
Written by Unity Line   

There are not many countries with geography as beautiful as Sweden. The capital itself is located on over a dozen interconnected islands. The incredible landscape emerges from the diversity of terrain. Here, mountains meet the sea and on land, rivers entwine like streets of a grand metropolis. Then there are the numerous lakes, havens for anglers. The Swedes have been taking good care of their natural environment and created over two thousands natural reserves on their land. One of them is Kullaberg. It is located at the very end of western Scania, on the Kullen peninsula.

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Steep cliffs dominating the whole coastline are the characteristic feature of the peninsula. Initially unfavourable terrain did not stop the authorities from creating a place frequented by tourist seeking relax and nature. Apart from astonishing vistas, the reserve offers activities that present the history of the peninsula and provide a memorable experience.

The cliffs of Kullaberg are best seen from a boat. Those who look for more adrenaline can get as close to the rocks as possible. The offer for tourists includes a 13-metre cliff rope ride with a magnificent view of the sea behind. The rider is assisted by an instructor all the time and both children and adults can have a go.

When in Kullaberg, you have to see the caves. Each has its unique story. The Silver Cave is the only one that is not a sea cave. Its walls are covered with crystalline pegmatite. The shiny material was noticed by the Danes in 1561 when they believed it was silver. They drilled and dug 15 metres in, but found only pegmatite. The story makes the name clear. The same goes for the Visit Cave where tourists used to leave their visit cards in crevices. Josefinelust and Lahibia Cave are also popular tourist spots.

The reserve has something for those who like to get wet, too. After the caves, it is time for a bit of a crazy ride. This is where you scuba dive but not before you jump into the water from a steep cliff. The whole necessary equipment is provided and the only prerequisites are being at least fifteen and having shoes you're not afraid to get soaked.

Kullaberg has plenty of animal species to offer. Already on your way to the coast, you will easily see roe deer, hares, or red deer. More animals you won't come across every day can be seen in the water. For example, porpoises that look like dolphins and are really fond of the water around the peninsula. It is also a great opportunity to admire the steep cliffs in all their glory.

Apart from nature, Kullen has plenty of culture. Where there is the reserve today, the first lighthouse in whole Scandinavia was built by a Danish king in 1561. Over time, it has been significantly upgraded to reach its current form 78.5 m above sea level, which makes it the highest built lighthouse in Sweden.

 

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The Kullaberg nature reserve is a great leisure spot both for adults and children. It is a place where you can run away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get closer to nature for a moment. Attractions in the reserve let you learn the history of this land and the breath-taking vistas will stay in your memory forever. It is without a question a go-to place for every visitor to Sweden. When at the Kullaberg cliffs, many tourists agree that it feels like the world's end.