Slottsberget is a hill that used to be dominated by a castle in the middle ages. This is where the border to Denmark used to be and the castle was strategic placed on the hill overlooking the great area of both sides of the border. You can still see the ruined castle if you look very closely. The hill has a beautiful view of the surrounding area and is ideal for a picnic in the sunset. You get there easy by car from Skene.
In this bowling place they have something that they call "discobowling". And no, it doesn't mean that you have to dance, but simply that they add music and discolights to the bowling. There is also a bar where you can buy alcohol, some simple food and snacks. Call to book in advance.
There are plenty of beautiful lakes in the Skene area. If you're visiting in summer time there are many good places to take a swim when it get's too hot (yes, it can be pretty hot in Sweden).
Hedgärdessjön is closest to Skene. The lake is pretty small, but deep which can make the water a bit cooler than the other lakes. There isn't a beach really, but a bridge and a 10 meter high tower which you can jump or dive from. The swimming area of Hedgärdessjön can be pretty crowded on warm days and is a popular picnic spot for locals in the evening. You get there by driving through the village of Skene towards Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish) and take right up a small uphill slope through a residential district. Then follow the signs.
Öresjön is the biggest lake in the municipality of Mark and has many idyllic small beaches. You can find one of the beaches, Mos Strand, if you drive past the village of Örby, take right and drive down a steep road. There is a playground and an enclosured swimming area for kids.
Hunderds of different lakes, perfect for Canoeing, Boat trips, Fishing trips or just watching them in the morning.
My general recommend, wherever you are in Sweden there are lakes and small rivers everywhere, Finland is been fortune with this large amount of lakes too. Hire I canoe or bring your own! There are so much to see from the water! Canoeing gets you close to wildlife! They floats calm and they make no noise!
10000-12000 years ago the ice melted and the enormous km thick ice pushed the landmass and shaped it to hills and ravines. It brought huge stones that teared on the land, the stones acted like great ploughs and what we see today is "furrows".
This Ravines that it created begun to be fjords, and when the ice-age was over there were huge fjords. Today there are only great Ravines, in fact the whole area of Skene (My house too!) were under water.
The soil here is VERY fertile and that's why agriculture is profitable.
The Ravines has a very rich flora, old deciduous forest, precious deciduous forest that is high-protected.
I recommend a morning walk through the Ravines in early mornings, during the morning dew in the summers! Beautiful!
As I said before, the chance to spot a Elk here is good. One of the largest density is found in the area. There are no guided safaries or things like that. To spot a Elk you have to have some luck, they are very reserved and shy. If you see one, be ready with you camera immediately. They wont stand still for a long time if they've seen you!
If you see a mother with a calf they will probably be afraid but if you suprise them are able to get very close...RUN!
Each year people in Sweden get attacked by a Elk with a calf.
It's not common that people get killed but it happens...
The best chanse to see a Elk is in dawn, at bogs or fields.
And please, don't steal Elk signs. There are traffic deaths caused by Elks each year. It's the most common traffic incident caused by animals in Sweden.
It's also a rich flora in the area. Oak dominates in the area but there are also segments of huge Pines, Alder and Elm wich makes it a amazing area at the autumn season.
Great fields of hepatica, wildwood windflower and other beautiful flowers at springtime.
According to our old King Waldemar II memoirs the Danish and Swedish border was right here at the falls at the year 1200. At the outlet of the falls there are remainings from an old mill that easily can be spotted.
There are also ancient remains from settlers who lived there 600-800 a.d. Viking Axes is also found here.
The nature reserve, who's located at the northwest beach of Lake Lyngern in Sätila has great nature values. The terrain is very rough, almost inaccessible! Very beautiful steeps at the Lake and cliffs that are shaped during the ice-age.
Springtime is the most beautiful Season of our four seasons, everything is sprouting and a rich flower season beggins. Especially the wildwood windflower is very common at early springtime. Huge white fields of wildwood windflower. Sometime it looks like fields of snow!
Skene is located in a coniferous forest region but because of the valley deciduous forest is common too.
Coniferous forest in the hills and next to all lakes.
Deciduous forest in the valleys and in lower lands.
We have a large continuous Coniferous forest that goes all they way from North Skåne up to Kiruna (very north Sweden)
In the area of Skene we have some beautiful Virgin Forests. I can strongly recommend a daytrip out in the woods, unique animals and unique plants. Elk is common.
Fertile earth makes it very easy to grow everything from wheat to potatoes.
Take a morning trip out in the small fields and smell the dung and enjoy the morning dew! Or go there to see animals that are easily spotted in the mornings as Roe Deers, hare and lots of birds! I can guarantee that you'll at least see 5-10 Roe Deers in one morning!
This is a common sight, Pasture lands everywhere in the valley of river Viskan. The reason why it's very fertile earth here is that for 7000 years ago there was a huge fjord here. After the ice-age the ice brought a huge amount of water and parts of south Sweden was under the sea level. If you stand on a hill in the valley you can see and ímagine very easy were the fjord was once upon a time.