This big boulder of Snekkerstenen
found around 10 meters from the beach,
and can be viewed from the coastal road
at the town of Snekkersten.
10 metres out in the water, across from
Strandvejen 112C, 3070 Snekkersten
GPS: 56.012849, 12.597236
Size: 2,5 metres
high, 3 metres wide and 4 meters
long. The estimate weight is 40 tons.
Meaning of the
name: "Snekke" was one of
the Viking's small ships, mend for ore
and sail, and
this is a rock they were tethered at in
the old days. The town is named after
this rock, not the other way round.
According to the legend, the rock had to
be thrown by a witch on Hven, in her
garter, after a wizard who stood on the
Galgebakken in Snekkersten. It is said
to turns around when it smells freshly
baked bread, and dances when it hears
Another story tells us that it has
sailed from the Kullen, or has been
thrown by a giant from Skåne.