Stocken Things to Do Tips by sim1
Stocken Things to Do: 26 reviews and 27 photos
But before I leave you with my accommodation and transport tips to read, maybe I should give you some tips about the area around Stocken as well.
It is not only Stocken that makes this a beautiful area, there is lots more to see and do. Visit the picturesque villages of Gullholmen, Hällevikstrand or Mollösund for example. Or go for a nice round tour on the bike; do some hiking or go on a sailing trip. There are several boats that do tours and if you are lucky you might even spot some seals sunbathing on the rocks.
Sunset over Stocken
After a nice and quiet walk back from the rocks to the campground the sun has set. The sky over the village of Stocken is not orange anymore, the sky has now changed in different shades of pink.
The day is over, and so is this little tour around Stocken. I hope you enjoyed it! I'll certainly be back here, hopefully next year :-)
Sunset at Stocken
One more turn of the head to the right. Aaah, there it is: the sunset! The orange colours are reflecting beautiful in the waters while the sun slowly goes down.
As beautiful as it is, maybe you better not stay up here too long. It might be hard to find your way back down the rocks in the dark ;-)
View from Stocken
Turn your head to the right. Now you are looking straight at the sea. The orange colours on the rocks have intensified. Small islands in the sea, calm waters.... this place is so relaxing.
Wonderful views at Stocken
I hope my photo can tell you more than my words can. It's so hard to describe the feeling to be here. But I'll give it a try. Enlarge the photo and imagine being here..... The sun is going down slowly, it is nice and warm outside. Such calm weather, no wind at all, just the nice warmth of the evening sun. All you see is bare rocks and blue water in the distance. No people around, it's so nice and quiet. The only sound you hear is the shrieking of the seagulls in the distance. Wonderful views. The sky is still blue, but there is already an orange-colour of the evening light reflecting on the rocks.....
Enjoy the wonderful views
Well, do I need to say more? This is the view I had after climbing those rocks. Fantastic isn't it! The grey rocks dotted with heather plants as far as the eye can see. The clear blue sea, and some white dots of sailing boats far in the distance. Sigh, wish I was here again....
Climb on the rocks to enjoy the view
I think the best tip for Stocken, and for the whole area actually, is to just climb up those rocks! I know that most of the time there are no clear trails that lead up the rocks, so maybe it doesn't look so inviting. But as the rocks are quite bare, climbing up them is not so hard to do. Make sure you are wearing some good shoes, so you won't slip off the rocks, and try to find your way to the top. From up there you have the most wonderful views over the sea and the surrounding landscape.
The one plant that does seem to want to grow on these rocky surfaces is heather. Besides that you might spot some grasses and so now and then a little shrub or tree. But by far the most you'll see is the heather. And as it was the beginning of August they were blooming as well. Lucky me :-)
This photo is taken just left of the bathing area. I just love these bare rocky shores of the west coast. There is hardly any vegetation on the rocks, it is mostly bare rocks with some plants scattered around. And the sea is full of little island, or maybe better said, huge rocks sticking up from the sea bottom.
Time to return to the campground, which is located next to the village of Stocken. From here you can make a 5 minutes walk to a little bathing area called Badviken. It is a nice path with rocks on either side of the trail. You know by now that I am not so much into bathing in these Swedish waters, but wowww, look at the view!! Isn't it stunning?!!!
More Reviews (15)
sim1's Related Pages
Stocken Travel Guide
Explore the World
- East Anacapa Island Hotels
- Bamburi Hotels
- Pupnatska Luka Hotels
- Malden Hotels
- Belfair State Park
Badges & Stats in Stocken
- 41 Reviews
- 45 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 34 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (44)
Have you been to Stocken?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Stocken
Photos in StockenSee All Photos (45)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Sweden Intro, 150 reviews, 314 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Stockholm Intro, 143 reviews, 271 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Europe Intro, 140 reviews, 259 photos
- Paris Intro, 83 reviews, 183 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Canada Intro, 93 reviews, 159 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Algonquin Provincial Park Intro, 115 reviews, 115 photos
- Toronto Intro, 108 reviews, 102 photos
- Venice Intro, 99 reviews, 110 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Ontario Intro, 89 reviews, 100 photos
- Italy Intro, 84 reviews, 90 photos