Skene Travel Guide

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Skene Things to Do

  • Walking on Historic Land

    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...

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  • Discobowling

    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.

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  • The Lakes

    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,...

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  • Lakes and Rivers

    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...

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  • Nature Reserve of Assberg - Shaped by...

    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...

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  • Elks..

    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...

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  • Falls of Ramhulta

    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.

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  • Falls of Ramhulta

    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.

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  • The Falls of Ramhulta

    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.

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  • Springtime

    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!

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  • Virgin Forests

    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...

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  • Arable lands

    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!

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Skene Restaurants

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    by redsaga Updated Aug 14, 2005

    Casablanca is one out of two restaurants in Skene, except for a couple of pizza places. The staff is really friendly and loves to chat if you're interested in that. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The surroundings aren't beautiful really, but the staff makes the visit worth it anyway.

    Favorite Dish: Well I'm a vegetarian so I can only recommend the veggie menue (which is only one or two dishes. However I'm sure that the staff can make you something special if you ask nicely).

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Skene Transportation

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    by redsaga Written Aug 14, 2005

    The busses are running pretty frequently from Nils Erikssons Terminalen (Central Station) in Gothenburg. The number of the bus is 300, the trip takes about 50 minutes and the price is around 80 SEK per person.

    You pay for the trip on the bus.

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Skene Shopping

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    by redsaga Updated Aug 14, 2005

    This is one of the cheapest supermarkets in Skene with a large range of grocerys and products.

    What to buy: BRA has a good range of cheeses which might be fun to try if you like cheese. The fruit and vegetables are also fresh and nice.

    What to pay: Depends on what you're buying of course, but it's definitly cheaper than most supermarkets in the area.

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Skene Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't step in this!!

    LOL I think this is they most common way to see where Elks have been. If it's fresh you know they are around. It doesn't smell that bad but if you get it under your shoe wash it away as soon as possible! The smell will stick to your shoe for months otherwise!Fun fact:Some people sell elkshit to tourist for a quite large amount of money. If you want...

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  • Facts about Elk

    Newborn Calf 35 pounds (16 kg) Cow 500 pounds (225 kg)4-1/2 feet (1.3 m) at the shoulder6-1/2 feet (2 m) from nose to tail Bull 700 pounds (315 kg) up to 500kg5 feet (1.5 m) at the shoulder8 feet (2.4 m) from nose to tail Season Mate in autumn Gestation 8-1/2 months Birth Mid-May through early July, depending on location Food Varies with season and...

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  • Elks

    One of the largest density of Elk 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...

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Skene Sports & Outdoors

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    by redsaga Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The stream of Slottsån is a digression from the river of Viskan that runs through southern Västergötland and northern Halland. Many people come here to canoe, probably because it's surronded by beautful forests and yellow fields.

    Equipment: Just bring your canoe - if you happen to have one with you - and a picnic bag. Otherwise you can rent gear from the Tourist Information.

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  • Fishing and lakes

    There are hundreds of lakes in the area! If you like fishing there are tons of possibilities!Pike Perch is the most common fishing but there are also lots of Trouts in the small rivers and Salmon in the larger rivers.You can easy get a Boat or Canoe from the Tourist Office.+46320172 70

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  • Red houses

    Small red houses with white corners characterizes Swedish houses. Don't ask my why, but red is very popular!

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  • Old Church

    The Church of Skene is old and beautiful. Every year they make a special evening for everybody in the village. Everyone can go there and eat for free and buy clothes and furnitures to bring money to developing countries.

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