Excursions to suit all tastes around Kullaleden!
Kullaleden above all includes the beautiful hiking trails around Kullaberg peninsula. Hike either from Mölle towards Kullen lighthouse (approx. 1,5 hrs), or a day trip with a picnic lunch from/to Arild (approx 5-6 hrs). You will find delightful picnic sites along the way. Approx. 2.5 km from the top is Josefinelust picnic site with windbreak, barbeque and toilets.
Another alternative is hotel Kullagården Inn which is a few more kilometres away.
If you prefer to leave the trail a little earlier, then halfway along there is a sign by “Djupadal” towards Mölle – you arrive at the village after 20 minutes.
The northern trail is somewhat more hilly, but with a good walking stick for support and some stops along the way at, for example, Himmelstorp culture cottage with a café (open during summer) and Josefinelust (resting place with toilet, but also an exciting area to experience the caves) most hikers are up to the challenge.
Arild – Himmelstorp approx 1 hrs
Himmelstorp – Djupadal approx 2-3 hrs (hilly)
Djupadal – Josefinelust approx 30 minutes (hilly)
optional detour to Mölle from this crossroad, Djupadal. There is a sign and orange markers to Mölle.
Josefinelust – Kullens Lighthouse approx 1,5 hrs
Day 1: On the northern side from Svanshall to Arild, the trail winds its way through forest and heathland passing lakes of water lilies (popular site for weddings) and the small harbour in Bökebäck.
Pack you picnic lunch in Svanshall (Summer) and continue into the woods. Every now and again, the curtain of trees opens up towards Skälderviken and you see Hallands Väderö island and Torekov.
Take a break at the stone quarry. Are the water lilies in full bloom?
Continue towards Bökebäck, where it is perhaps time to enjoy a picnic in the harbour. Continue on to Skäret and ‘wade’ your way through colourful heather and fields of lily of the valley, whilst enjoying uninterrupted views towards Skälderviken.
At Skäret, the restaurants Flickorna Lundgren (summer) and Rut på Skäret both serve classic food and make great stops for a coffee break or lunch! Hike on towards Arild and stay over at one of the hotels in the village. Both restaurants are approx 5 minutes, 350 m from the trail. From Skäret the landscape will shift from soft heather to amazing colourful rocks in the nature reserve “Nabben”. After another hour arrive in Arild where you will find two hotels.
Day 2: Arild – Mölle: Hike up to Kullen lighthouse. Stop by at Himmelstorp (open during Summer) for a coffee break along the way. Top up your picnic lunch for one more stop before the lighthouse.
Kullagården Inn, located up on the hilltop, is a good place to spend the night before heading down the south side of Kullaberg the next day, and back to Mölle again. Or for the very special occasion the Falknästet (Bird’s nest), climbing next to the lighthouse!
For the family:
Day 1: Take the bus (line 222) to Mölle harbour in the morning, wander around the harbour area enjoying a cup of coffee or ice cream before hiking up to Kullen lighthouse. Take a picnic lunch and snacks with you, and stop along the way to admire the fantastic views.
This particular stretch is appreciated by children because it is very varied and not too steep which makes it good for climbing.
Head back the same way or hike down the northern side, passing the viewpoint towards Josefinelust caves. There are also signs for the rest site if you want to sleep over. Otherwise continue walking and turn off towards Mölle (signed from Djupadal) if you do not want to walk all the way to Arild.
Once back down again after your hilltop adventure, take the bus towards Höganäs/Helsingborg and get off at Strandbaden, where you can spend the night in anything from an outdoor windbreak to a hotel, hostel, cabins – all close by the beach!
Örestrand hotel is located in the area. Contact them a few days before to book dinner and breakfast.
Day 2: Hike along the coast, accessible even with a child’s pram (from Örestrand/Strandbaden) to Höganäs harbour and town beach. Here there are several restaurants for a coffee break or lunch, a mini-golf course, playground and swimming.
Continue along the trail towards Lerbeget, stop by classic Berthas Kiosk for an ice cream. Lerberget harbour has a bathing jetty and picnic site.
Skogsbrynet restaurant offers tapas and lighter meals with uninterrupted views across the sea. Ice cream cones are also to be enjoyed here!
Continue on towards Viken following the beach dunes (approx. 1 hr). Note that it may at times be hard going with the pram between Lerberget and Viken as the sand blows in onto the trail. Take the bus back to your hotel from, for example from Lerberget or the fort (line 220) by the beach in Viken which is located close to the trail.
Strandsidan restaurant is also located here by the beach in Viken, which opens in good weather. A magical sunset is also included!
For the food lover:
Day 1: Take the bus to Lerhamn from the bus stop by Krapperup castle. Walk up the road towards Bräcke Mölle until you arrive at Kullahalvön vineyard (approx.10 mins) and visit the vineyard which aside from wine also produces its own beer – Mölle Ale. Sandwiches and drinks are also served here during Summer. Contact the vineyard owner for information about opening hours and tastings!
Hike through Krapperup castle gardens down to the trail and continue on towards Mölle (approx. 45 mins) and then up to Kullen lighthouse via Ransvik (approx. 1,5 hrs). Take a break and enjoy the fantastic views. At the lighthouse you can try out a fish soup or round off with some waffles!
During the rest of the day you can either join a cave tour, porpoise safari or any other guided tour offered on the peninsula. Spend the night at Kullagården Inn.
Alternatively hike down following the northern side towards Arild, but turn off at Djupadal (entrance to Kullaberg from Mölle), and take the road back to Mölle (approx 20 minutes) following the orange markers. There are several hotels and restaurants here from which to choose.
Day 2: Continue the next morning towards Arild (where you turned off yesterday) and take a coffee break at Himmelstorp (café during Summer). After a further one hour you reach Arild. Enjoy a three-course dinner with views over the bay from one of the hotels in the village. Mölle – Arild approx 3-4 hrs, via Djupadal crossroad.
Day 3: Start from Arild in the morning and hike one hour to Skäret (3 km). Enjoy a coffee break or lunch at Flickorna Lundgren Summer restaurant and perhaps the traditional local dish ’egg cake’ at Rut på Skäret restaurant (open all year round). Both restaurants are located a short detour 350 meters, 5 minutes, from the trail. Way markers will show you the way. Continue onwards along the trail through colourful heathland and uninterrupted views towards Skälderviken before entering the woods and trail towards Svanshall (3.7 km, one hour), where you can try out lobster soup at Svanshalls Krog (Summer).
Continue through the small village of Rekekroken, Jonstorp and the fantastic Revet bird sanctuary, after which you cross the suspension bridge over Görslövsån river. Then head on through several pastures until you arrive at the new overnight accommodation for larger groups (Svarteland/Farhult). Depending on the time, you can either head towards the bus or continue a little further to Farhult.
If you would like to spend one more night along the trail, then there is either STF Vandrarhem Jonstorp/Bläsinge gård hostel (approx. 1.5 km from Svanshall harbour) or the windbreak in Svarteland. Tunneberga Gästgiveri (old inn) is located in Jonstorp village center approx. 1.2 km from the trail, and serves generous portions at reasonable prices. Meatballs with creamy ‘gräddsås’ and lingonberries are a speciality enjoyed by the whole family (open all year round). Nearby are the bus stop for Höganäs/Helsingborg or Ängelholm station with direct train to Helsingborg.
There is plenty more for the food lover to choose. Places to eat are located throughout the trail: Eggs from Brännan, herring from Arild, meat from Brunnbygård, wild garlic from Kullaberg, tomatoes and potatoes from Viken. Yes, we are just about self-sufficient here in Kullabygden!