Söderåsen National Park

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Söderåsen National Park
Söderåsens nationalpark
IUCN category II (national park)
View from Kopparhatten
Location Skåne County, Sweden
Coordinates 56°01′N 13°13′E / 56.017°N 13.217°E / 56.017; 13.217Coordinates: 56°01′N 13°13′E / 56.017°N 13.217°E / 56.017; 13.217
Area 16.25 km2 (6.27 sq mi)[1]
Established 2001[1]
Governing body Naturvårdsverket

Söderåsen is a ridge (more precisely, a horst) in Scania in southern Sweden. On Söderåsen can you find Scania’s highest point: 212 m above sea level. It is intersected by several fissure valleys. The ridge extends from Röstanga in the southeast to the Åstorp in northwest.

Söderåsen National Park is located 30 km east of Helsingborg in Skåne.

Söderåsens National Park

The Söderåsen National Park (Swedish: Söderåsens nationalpark) is a designated area of about 16 km². Söderåsen national Park established in 2001 in Klippan and Svalöv locals. It ranges from Skäralids ravine in the north to the south Nackarpsdalen. The area was already protected, but then it got stronger protections.

Popular destinations to check out in the national park is Oden Lake in Nackarpsdalen and viewpoints Kopparhatten, Hjortsprånget and Lierna along Skäralidsdalen.


On Söderåsen can you find the viewpoint Kopparhatten that is 200 meters over the highest point in Söderåsens national park. This part of the hill has a particularly dramatic landscape, with up to 90 meters deep ravines.

Panoramic view from Kopparhatten

Oden Lake

Oden Lake is a lake in Scania, in Sweden and belongs to Söderåsens National park. The lake is circular in shape, with a diameter of 150 meters and it is 19 meters deep. Oden Lake may have been formed from a glacier niche, and the name Oden Lake will have been due to the circular shape as compared to the god Odin's one eye.

The nature

The nature offers beautiful nature and leafy deciduous forests and powerful screes with high rocks, flowing watercourses and wide views.

In the forest, you can find different types of wood as for example beech, oak, ash and lime. One thing that fascinates many is the variation on the ground. The area is rich on mushroom, insects, water creatures, mosses, birds and bats.

Because of the rugged landscape, many characteristics of primeval forest have been preserved, such as an abundance of dead trees. This makes the insect life rich, with many rare beetles. The flora is also extremely rich, with species such as holewort, enchanter's nightshade and great meadow-rue.


  1. ^ a b "Söderåsen National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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