Best bird watching trails in Västra Götaland, Sweden

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Västra Götaland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Västra Götaland, Sweden
Top trails (22)
#1 - Bohus Malmon Coastal Trail
Väjern, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
Fantastic and beautiful Bohus - Malmon has something to offer everyone.The nature is amazing with the beautiful and windswept west side facing the open sea, and the eastern part's exotic coves. There is a lot of cultural history on the island. Sweden's first granite stone working began here in 1844, which since then has set its clear traces on the island. If you want to discover ancient remains, sit down next to water lily ponds, visit the cholera cemetery or the forge, swim or go fishing, or simply visit one of the numerous rock crevices to just be alone for a while, all this and much more is on the island. When the clouds are growing over the mainland, the sun shines on Malmon. The trail has got blue/white markings on poles, trees, plates and mounds of stones.Show more
#2 - Hyssnaleden Loop
Viskafors, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Length: 22.7 mi • Est. 11 h 29 m
Magnificent views, glittering lakes, lush forests and many interesting historical sites. The lovely Hyssna Trail is about half an hour’s drive from both Borås and Gothenburg. This walking trail, around 40 km long, passes through several beautiful nature reserves, for example the beautiful beech woods at Stomsås and Liagärde. As well as the stunning scenery and the many lovely viewpoints there’s much more to experience on the walk, such as the Giant’s Kettle pothole, a 12th century church, and an exciting cave.Show more
#3 - Silverfallen Loop
Silverfallet-Karlsfors Nature Reserve
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 47 m
#4 - Sundhammar Vedderös Utkik
Kärna, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 57 m
#5 - Tresticklaleden Loop
Tresticklan National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
#6 - Åkersberg and Spikön
Älvrummet Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Älvrummet Nature Reserve, the valley framing the river Göta älv and the waterfalls in Trollhättan. Here, geological formations jostle with valuable habitats and fascinating history. Impressive views are offered from the outlook on Kopparklinten, where knotty pines and oaks stretch over the surrounding precipices. Old buildings are found at Forngården. The lock area and hydroelectric power stations Olidan and Hojum are located just outside the reserve. In Älvrummet, the valley framing the river Göta älv and the waterfalls in Trollhättan, spectacular geological for-mations jostle with valuable natural habitats and a fascinating history. Älvrummet is a rift valley with a big difference in altitude between the valley bottom and the highest point, "Kopparklinten". Despite rapid development, with industrialisation bringing dramatic changes to the countryside, areas of magnificent landscape have been preserved. Today, Älvrummet is a blue-green oasis for plants, animals and the people of Trollhättan.The nature reserve is divided into two parts, one on either side of the river Göta älv in the central area of Trollhättan. The eastern part of the reserve consists of the area around the path Kärlekens stig. The western part comprises the western precipice and surrounding forest from Forngården and south to Talbo. The highest point is Kopparklinten, around 77 metres above sea level.Show more
#7 - Brända berget
Höljerudsforsarna Nature Reserve
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
The hiking trail Brända berget - Höljerudsforsarna. The hostel Gammelgården in Bengtsfors is the starting point for the trail. Along the path are several resting areas with beautiful views over Bengtsfors and lake Bengtsbrohöljen. Welcome to hike along the beautiful trail around Bengtsbrohöljen. You can start at the hostel in Bengtsfors. The trail is marked with red / white color and is approximately 9 km long. After about 2.5 km, there is a resting place with breathtaking view over the nice village. After about 4.5 km, the trail passes the Dalslands kanal and Höljerudsforsarna. From the southern end of the envelopes, the trail on the "Lelångenbanan" goes back to Bengtsfors. If you want to experience even more breathtaking views, you can go on an additional loop of about 2 km down to the 18th lock of the Dalsland kanal (special sign after 4.5 km informs about it). Several suitable places where you can take a swedish "fika"-break! Observe! You need to pass a heavily trafficked road twice and an active railway during the trip.Show more
#8 - Kypegarden
Borås, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#9 - Torpanäset
Länghem, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Hofsnäs-Torpanäset is a state nature reserve established in 2002. The reserve covers 159 hectares. It includes grazing land with many old oak trees, which is the reason why the highly threatened hermit beetle is one of the insects that thrives here. The land is grazed during summer. The area is easy to visit. With fishing, swimming, boat hire, lean-tos and barbecue sites in the immediate vicinity. Show more
#10 - Halle and Hunneberg Plateaus
Halle and Hunneberg Plateaus
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 7 h 19 m
Halle and the Hunneberg Plateaus are a popular excursion in Västra Götaland which is well known for its beautiful views and also the opportunity to discover many animals such as moose and birds. This trail can be hiked or cycled, but the distance makes it a little more challenging to walk.Show more
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