Hike to Nimis and Arx

1.6 miles -377.3 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Mitchell Greenhalgh

Explore a castle made from driftwood and a fortress of concrete and stone. Add in a rocky and cliffy coast line and this will surely become a favorite of all time.

This hike lies next to a nature reserve in south western Sweden. After passing the Himmelstorps Garden, Continue on to the right and follow the yellow "N"s and orange trailblazers. It seems like you're going to nowhere, but then you start descending a massive hill with very poor footing. After clambering down the rocky hillside, you eventually come to a little wooden portal that leads down into the heart of Nimis. Watch out for errant nails. After exploring the castle and its towers, which involves some climbing, head east along the coast by boulder hopping until you reach Arx, a little fortress made from stone, concrete, metal barring, and some wood. All of this makes up the Royal Republic of Ladonia, a micronation that claims ownership to this coastline. Artist Lars Vilks is the forefront of said proclamation, being the creator of the original castle and fortress. In recent years, one of the towers has burnt down, but many people have contributed and built up the castle by nailing their own driftwood to the castle. (You can indeed be a citizen of Ladonia.) 

Read More

Tags

Photography
Hiking
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Wildlife

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

almost 2 years ago

Very different and cool

Love it

Nearby Adventures

  • Photograph the Sunset from Tylösand Beach

    Use a GPS to go to Tylösand beach. Find parking (you'll most likely have to pay, almost nowhere in Sweden has free parking), and spend a day exploring the beautiful beach and playing in the water. Stay late, and you can see a breathtaking sunset. 

  • Camp at Söderåsen Park

    Söderåsen is Scania's highest point, at 212 m (696 ft) above sea level, and the area is about 16 km2 (6.2 sq mi). It is intersected by several fissure valleys. There are two entrances/exits and you can start hiking up on the highest viewpoints Kop...

    0 ft gain

  • Hike in Söderåsen National Park, Sweden.

    Depending on your skill and fitness level you can either walk in the valley which have a nice trail or you can go up the stairs on your right hand from the parking lot and get up and enjoy the view - it is worth the 200 steps. There are trails con...