Back to Nature in West Sweden
Collected by Marie Oskarsson , AFAR Local Expert
Untouched wild forests, sheer granite cliffs, and flowering hillsides: The nature in West Sweden is varied and offers many opportunities to explore, on foot, bike, or by boat. Swedes love being out in the nature, so enjoy traveling like one.
Hornborgasjön, 521 98 Broddetorp, Sweden
In the early 19th century, the farmers around Lake Hornborga made the first of four attempt to lower the water level of the lake in order to create a larger feeding area for their cattle. This eventually resulted in a wide marshland, but it...
Hamnevägen 30, Ekenäs, Sweden
There is a long tradition of protecting nature on land, but protecting nature below sea level is not as common. Kosterhavet National Park is the first marine national park in Sweden, and has the country's highest marine biodiversity...
Archipelago of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
The sea has always played a big part in the lives of the people of Gothenburg. When you want to relax from city life this is where you go. A tram ticket will take you all the way out into the southern archipelago to enjoy the harsh beauty of the...
Stora Amundön, 436 58 Hovås, Sweden
Take the bus south to Stora Amundön, a nature reserve with meadows, horse paddocks, and paths that lead to bare cliffs and the sea. There you’ll find an underwater snorkeling path where you can explore the wildlife of the ocean. Just follow the...
Kinnekulle, 533 94 Hällekis, Sweden
The Kinnekulle area on the south bank of Lake Vänern is a paradise. Home to 18 nature reserves, the unique geology and chalky soils provides the perfect growing conditions for plants like ramps, ivy and various rare species like...
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