Dalby Söderskog (literally Dalby South Forest) is a small national park in the province of Scania in southern Sweden, situated in the municipality of Lund, near Dalby. It has an area of 0.36 km2(0.14 sq mi) and consists of broadleaf forest. It was established in 1918, when it was thought to be a unique remnant of primeval forest. In fact, the area has previously been used for pasture. The ground contains much limestone and chalk, which makes the flora rich. In particular, there are many spring flowers. An earth bank of unknown origin, possibly the ruins of an ancient fort, surrounds parts of the park. The national park encompasses the southern part of Dalby hage, while the northern parts (Dalby Norreskog and Hästhagen) form a nature reserve.
The national park is located close to Lund. Lund is easily accessible from Copenhagen. It would only take around one hour to drive.
When to visit
The national park is very small and you would be able to experience the park in a single day. You can go during all seasons. The park is most popular during the summer months.
Map of Dalby Söderskog National Park
Image gallery of Dalby Söderskog National Park
Hiking trails in Dalby Söderskog National Park
Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.
Wildlife in Dalby Söderskog National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Bears in Dalby Söderskog National Park
No bears in the park
This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.