Söderåsen National Park

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Söderåsen is a northwest-southwest elongated bedrock ridge in Scania in southern Sweden. On Söderåsen is Scania's highest point at 212 m (696 ft) above sea level. It is intersected by several fissure valleys. The ridge extends from Röstånga in the southeast to the Åstorp in northwest.

Söderåsen National Park is located 30 km (19 mi) east of Helsingborg in Scania.


In Swedish the word ås commonly refer to eskers, a glacial landform, but in the case of Söderåsen it corresponds to a tectonic landform called horst. The last glacial ice sheet, the Weichsel ice, left the area of Söderåsen 14,000 to 13,500 years BP. Following this there was a period up to 12,700 years BP of cold non-glacial conditions with permafrost and strong winds.

Getting there

Söderåsen National Park is located approximately 40 kilometers east of Helsingborg. It is not far from the highway and it's easy to reach with a car. The closest major airport is Copenhagen and it takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Copenhagen. The distance is even shorter from the airport as it is located close to the border.

When to visit

Sweden gets quite cold during the winter. However, you can still easily hike in the area during fall and winter. Summer is the most popular season.


Park website


Park size

16 km²

Park founded


Useful links

Park Folder


Hiking Map


Hiking Map - Hjortsprånget


Map of Söderåsen National Park

Image gallery of Söderåsen National Park

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Visitor/Information centres in Söderåsen National Park

Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.

Hiking trails in Söderåsen 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.

Natural Sights

Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.

Wildlife in Söderåsen National Park

These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.

Bears in Söderåsen National Park

Bears in Söderåsen National Park

No bears in the park

This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.