Himmelstalund Rock Carvings

Norrköping, Sweden

Himmelstalund is a large park famous for having one of Sweden's biggest collection of petroglyphs with more than 1660 pictures. Some of the depicted boats having a similar shape as the Hjortspring boat. Oldest features have been dated to the transition between the Late ­Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age (1920­1740 BC).

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Founded: 1900 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Neolithic Age (Sweden)

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Nadja Auer (14 months ago)
Terrible place. Dirty as shiet. Expensive too. 0 stars.
Jernej Samide (2 years ago)
Nice Camping, with clean facilities.
Michael Attner (2 years ago)
Close to town.
Ruben Bruinsma (2 years ago)
We've stayed here for two days, and it was horrible. The toilets and douches were very ok. But the kitchen was very dirty and old. But the worst thing was the sort of sportsteam who came every morning very earlt to train next to our tent, with very loud music which you could hear all over the camping. Overall, a very bad experience and o would'nt recommend this camping to any one
Idjit of the Lord (3 years ago)
Nice camping but the only thing i think they should do is make a lock on the showerdoors and maybe place more of those because not everyone wants to be seen nude. But overall it's a good camping and the facilities look a-okay.
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