Skurugata

Skurugata has often been called Northern Swedens classical natural landmark. Still today, we are not quite sure how it was created.

Skurugata is an approximately 800 meter long fault fissuer. It is between 7 and 24 meters wide and you may feel very small looking up at the 56 meter high vertical walls above your head. The fault fissuer had most likely been eroded when inland ice melted, but it may also have been caused by a crack or a fault through. Before you walk down to Skurugata, you can also give yourself a minute or two and stop at the outlook Skuruhatt. Skuruhatt is one of Småland´s highest points (337 meter above the see level) with a marvoulus panorama view over the surroundings. Here is also a stone monument of Albert Engström to be found. Albert often played in Skurugata as a kid, and for him, the area was equal to Småland. The rock in Skurugata contains beautiful grey and chocolate brown tones, that often shifttowards re, and its foundation is highly coarse. The flora in this area is characterized by different types of moss and a few of them can only be found un the north of Sweden. The reason behind this is the climate in the fault fissuer and as well as at the outlook. Snow often coats the ground until midsummer in the deepest parts of the fault fissuer. Down in the fault fissuer there is a spring, "Skurukälla", where you can quench your thirst with cristal- clear water. From Skurugata it takes approximately one hour to walk through the fault fissuer until you are back at the parking space. However, since there are plenty ofthings to see along the way, it will most likely take longer. There are tables and benches at the parking space suitable for those who bring their own food and drinks for a picknick. A WC can also be found at the parking space.

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Directions

From Eksjö: Take Ydrevägen out of the town center (begins at the old I 12 military regiment). Follow signs for Skurugata. Approx. 13 km.

Contact information

Adress
Skurugata
57591

E-mail
turism@eksjo.se

Website
http://www.visiteksjo.se

Phone
+46 38136170

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