Slottsskogen is a picturesque park with winding paths leading up to three hills.
In the northern part, you can enjoy the view from the highest point in the park. Beside the animal enclosures, you can look at what are known as jättegrytorna – giant holes carved out of the rock by inland ice over 12,000 years ago.
A large part of Slottsskogen is made up of normal, natural forest with domestic trees such as linden, beech, oak, and maple. A Chinese sequoia in the Rhododendron Valley and the imposing Serbian spruce trees below Björngårdsvillan are examples of exotic trees that have been planted in the park. Although the Azalea is not native to Sweden, it has been planted in Slottsskogen and has given its name to the popular Azalea Valley.
The contrast between the planned park and the natural forest can be seen in the rich wildlife in Slottsskogen. After visiting the deer and elks in the zoo, you could meet a flock of wild deer in the park. Slottsskogen is also rich in birdlife, including the blackbird, wood pigeon and the odd owl. The ponds attract all kinds of waterbirds and migratory birds, and bullfrogs and salamanders live happily in the many pools in the park.