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Kullen

Kullen

I love hiking, rock climbing, in other words, mountains. Unfortunately, Denmark is flat as hell, so it is not the best place when you have a hobby like that 🙂
Thankfully, Sweden is just around the corner or rather a bridge, so it is easy to hop into the car and drive there.

Kullen or Kullaberg is one of the places that are relatively close by. It is only 2 hours away by car, but the landscape is much different from the flat Copenhagen area. The terrain is rugged and beautiful. The cliffs with sheep roaming freely look scenic. I must say it is a perfect destination for a short or long trip. Kullen is a perfect place for some light hiking, caving tours, snorkeling, kayaking, and rock climbing.

Hiking

If you like hiking, there is a trail going from Helsingborg along the coast to Kullaberg. It is called Kullaleden (part of Skåneleden Trail), and it is 70 km long. If 70 km is too much, there are many other shorter trails in the area.

Climbing

There are many available routes along the Kullen coast. We did not have topos but met some guys, and they had the whole book of the area. If you are interested, check out this website, where you can find descriptions of all the routes.

The routes we picked were accessible from both the top and the bottom. That allowed us to make an anchor without having to do lead -climbing and we just did top-rope there. However, since the first time we were there, we returned a couple of times, and with more training, during the winter months, we improved lead climbing and that allowed us to do even more routes.

If you are looking for a place to do some climbing, close to the Copenhagen area I can recommend Kullen.

Sleeping

Kullaberg is not a national park but a nature reserve, therefore you can’t set up a tent there. But there is a shelter close by, that you can use for sleeping over. That is what we did. There are three shelters in total in the forest, with a place to make a fire in the evening, a toilet, and running water.

Getting there

The easiest way to get there is by car. We went in several vehicles, some of us rented one. I have read it is possible to get there by bus/ ferry, but I haven’t tried.

Now how to get there in a car from Copenhagen.

The cheapest way is to buy the Øresund bridge pass. The price for a return ticket without having a subscription (~700kr) is almost the same as purchasing a subscription (~350kr) and then crossing with it (~165kr one way). So if you ever plan on going to Sweden again, just buy the pass. Then the next time you plan to go, it is going to be cheaper.
The other way to cross is with the ferry from Helsingør. It is quite costly if you go with a car (~400kr one way), but it might be the right choice if you want to go with a bike (~74kr in both directions for a person and bike).

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