Nature reserve

Knösö naturreservat

Nature reserve

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The hilly terrain on the island of Knösö offers a varied natural landscape with pasture land, rocky outcrops and leafy woodland. It also features ancient monuments in the form of various stone graves.

The southern part of the area is a granite mountain ridge 20 metres high running north-south to the sea between the islands of Verkö and Säljö.
Oak and beech are the most common types of tree, but the area also has pine, birch, rowan and juniper bushes. There are beautiful pastures with oak, hazel, juniper and individual beech trees. The ancient grazing landscape is dotted with impressive giant oak trees with their wide canopies. Animals still graze here, which means that the land remains open, benefitting the huge, ancient trees and the pasture flora.

In the southern part of the reserve, there are two ancient monuments in the form of stone circles, and two propped stones, large blocks lying on smaller ones. These mark ancient graves.

The rules for the nature reserve are shown in the link below, but, for example, dogs must be kept on a lead, and you may not pitch a tent or moor a boat for more than 48 hours other than in designated sites, or light a fire other than in a place designated for the purpose.

Source: County Administrative Board


Activities And Facilities

  • Nature reserve Nature reserve


Skyddsår: 1982

Kommun: Karlskrona

Karaktär: Strövområde, ekhagmark, hällmark, kust, hav

Areal: 67 hektar, varav 32,5 hektar land och 34,5 hektar vatten

Markägare: Karlskrona kommun

Förvaltare: Karlskrona kommun

Skyddsform: Naturreservat och Natura 2000


Drive to Lyckeby, north-east of Karlskrona town centre. An unadopted road runs out to Knösö from here. The road is asphalted up to the boundary of the nature reserve and then continues as a gravel road through the nature reserve to Säljösund. There is parking in the northern part of the reserve and at Säljösund.


Du är välkommen att besöka Knösö, men tänk på att det inte är tillåtet att:

  • Störa djurlivet
  • medföra okopplad hund
  • uppställa husvagn
  • tälta eller förtöja båt mer än två dygn på andra än härför ravsedda platser
  • uppgöra eld annat än på härför avsedda platser
  • framföra motordrivet fordon annat än på härför avsedda vägar
  • parkera annat än på härför anvisade platser
  • bedriva vattenskidåkning.

Questions & Answers

Ask a question to other Naturkartan users or to the responsible manager.